*CLOSED* Job Opportunity: Festival Operations Manager

Fri 12 Mar 2021

This opportunity is now closed. 

Closing Date: noon Thursday 25 March 2021

We are seeking an experienced Festival Operations Manager to work with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) on a fixed term contract to deliver AND Festival 2021.

The Festival Operations Manager will work closely with the core team on the safe operational and logistical delivery of the festival. The 2021 festival will take place online with a series of site specific commissions and events along the industrial waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey at sites in Merseyside and Cheshire (UK).

The Festival Operations Manager will take a lead on and oversee safe festival operations across multiple sites. This will include operations for the production of all pre-recorded and live streamed content for the online programme as well as the site specific commissions. The Operations Manager will work closely with AND’s Senior Producer, Online Producer, Communications and Partnerships Manager and team of freelance producers. The role requires a skilled communicator, ensuring a deep level of partner and contractor engagement; alongside experience of working within outdoor and challenging site-specific locations.

Job Title: Festival Operations Manager

Fee: £4500 inclusive of VAT

Contract: Freelance contract between April – July 2021

Location: Remote working, with optional use of AND Office in central Manchester. Travel to AND Festival sites across Merseyside and Cheshire will be required in the lead up to and during the festival

The closing date for applications is noon Thursday 25 March 2021. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 29 March 2021.

How to Apply:

  • Download and complete the Application Form, and send it to jobs@andfestival.org.uk with APPLICATION – Festival Operations Manager as the subject field
  • Complete an Equal Opportunities Form (submitted anonymously)

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Equality & Diversity
Abandon Normal Devices is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that a diverse workforce can enable more innovative, creative and dynamic workplaces. We want to reflect the diversity of our audiences in our workforce; therefore, we actively seek and welcome applicants from, including but not limited to; ethnically or culturally diverse backgrounds, diverse sexualities and genders, disabled and d/Deaf people, or those with unconventional career paths. We will be using positive action under the Equality Act 2010 to appoint, should candidates be equally qualified.

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