Buxton Festival is looking for an enthusiastic person to volunteer as our literary series assistant at the Festival in July 2012. This placement would suit a student or recent graduate looking for practical experience in the events or arts industry.
The placement will run from 5th July - 25th July in Buxton. While the placement is unpaid, we do provide simple accommodation in Buxton (if needed) and money towards your food and travel expenses.
Being a Festival Assistant can be a hugely rewarding experience that will help you on your way to a great job in the arts or events industry. Past Festival Assistants have gone on to work in some great places including Wembley Arena and The Lowry Theatre and Buxton Festival!
But it is also VERY hard work. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated person who will thrive on the long days, variety of roles and pressure of the Festival.
As Literary Assistant your work would include:
* front of house duties
* event stewarding
* technical set-up for events (e.g. laptop and projector set-up)
* audience microphones for Q&A sessions
* assist with book sales after events
* meet and greet speakers and VIPs
* anything else that might crop up along the way!
You will also have the chance to see as lots of literary talks and be an important part of the Festival team.
If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Closing date - 30 March 2012.
Development Manager, Buxton Festival
July 7 - 25, 2012
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