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The Festival

Saturday 12th May 2018 from 2-10pm at Quex Park, Birchington

About Us

We are a group of parents of disabled children and adults who are trying to put on a Music Festival for people with disabilities living in Kent.

We aim for it to be as close to other Music Festivals as possible, but with some additional elements that will help make it more suitable and be fully inclusive to all. This will include a quiet/chill zone with sensory lights and sounds, a changing places suite, qualified staff to help assist and a karaoke tent!

About you

You must be enthusiastic about helping disabled children and adults and, as part of a team, help ensure their needs are met.

You must be well organised, friendly and approachable and prepared to take a hands-on approach.

You will have an understanding of event planning and able to manage artists, ensuring their needs are met.

You must be able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative and be available throughout the day of the event.

This is a voluntary role and, as we have to find funding for everything we need, we will be unable to pay out of pocket expenses such as travel or phone calls, however, we expect these can be kept to a minimum.

Responsibilities

  • You will act as the first point of contact for all enquiries for individual artists and artistic companies, distributing messages and information across the committee as required
  • To help secure artists, using existing contacts from the group, plus using own research
  • To negotiate any associated costs, ensuring this is communicated with the Event Organisers before committing to any expenditure
  • To manage all artists requirements ensuring any requests, such as technical specifications or riders
  • To assist in the scheduling on the programme and collating of promotional material and help feed into the promotion of the event
  • Work closely with the Volunteer Team ensuring you have sufficient volunteers for all your requirements
  • During the Festival you will be responsible for ensuring the artists are looked after and ensure the smooth staging of the events including timings and compering
  • Send fortnightly e-mail updates to the Event Organisers (which we expect will increase nearer the time), and attend occasional meetings if and when required although we hope to manage via e-mail/telephone calls as much as possible

Please note: This role can be shared.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to Carrie Wood at Carrie@festability.co.uk giving a brief description (maximum 500 words) about why you feel you would be suitable for this role including any previous experience.

Closing date for applicants Monday 21st August

 

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