The Bristol Festival Community Group (BFCG) is seeking a creative, results-driven Marketing Officer to develop, manage and implement a campaign for our bi-annual fundraiser event, Rave on Avon and a launch campaign for our annual festival event, Brisfest (returning in 2016). You will contribute to the broader activities of the department, the ongoing success of the charity, and drive the charity’s presence within a busy and dynamic local and regional events environment.
Part Time – 2 days p/w
Freelance contract until 19th Dec (second contract available from Jan)
Application deadline Monday 2nd November
Joining the organisation at an exciting and transformational time, you will be an experienced marketing professional with demonstrable success and a proven track-record in the events, arts or cultural spheres. The role calls for an eye for detail and an ability to work at a strategic level, coupled with a genuine passion for sharing your skills with our volunteers and interns.
The successful applicant will possess excellent client and volunteer management abilities, coupled with superb interpersonal and negotiation skills. You should be experienced in managing multi-media campaigns encompassing elements such as websites, social media, local and national press, with a keen grasp of the sector and able to communicate strategy within a diverse and unique organisation.
You will be managing BFCG activity and communication with local promoters, artists, musicians and people who would like to volunteer, work and / or train with us; pursuing opportunities to expand BFCG’s charitable activity.
The role requires you to operate effectively under pressure, managing multiple projects and engaging with a diverse and energetic group of volunteers.
You will be responsible for the management of a challenging budget. An outstanding verbal and written communicator, you will be expected to produce engaging material for all of our communication platforms whilst having excellent computer and some design and website design skills. Applicants should have at least two years of professional experience working in a marketing role for an events, arts or educational organisation, preferably both.
Tasks to include:
Working with Marketing Trustees helping to draft and implement campaign plans and materials including promotion of Rave on Avon event and the launch and potential rebranding of Brisfest 2016.
Distribute and follow up on press releases to national and local media including print, radio, TV and online.
Ensure a vibrant and up to date social media and website presence at all times.
Work with a small team of volunteers who are receiving work experience and training from BFCG across various areas of marketing. You will manage this team engaging them in areas such as copywriting, graphic design, social media and print distribution to ensure the delivery of successful marketing campaigns.
Assist with the development of our charity communications as part of the launch campaigns.
About the charity:
The Bristol Festival Community Group is a charity, led by a board of trustees, and a volunteer committee for each event we stage comprising of up to 250 volunteers. This includes local promoters, venue owners, musicians, performers, festival crew and volunteers with a wide range of skills to give, or areas of interest that they are seeking to expand.
All proceeds from our events go back into the community festival and supporting our charitable work in training volunteers and providing a major showcase for local talent. We keep the festival as affordable as possible, making tickets the lowest price they can be, while offering free tickets to anyone who cannot afford them through our volunteering opportunities.
We are in the midst of an exciting relaunch of Brisfest, our annual music and arts festival.
This is a freelance position, so you’re responsible for your own Tax and NI.
Please send your cover letter, CV and examples of previous campaigns to Sarah Keates, Operations Director, on firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm 2nd November.
You will be asked to provide examples of dynamic marketing campaigns that you have delivered at interview.
We apologise but we cannot reply to everyone. If you do not hear from us by the 24th November 2015 you have not been successful this time.