Freelance Contracts

This year the festival turns five and planning is well underway to deliver our biggest and best festival yet. We have been successful in achieving support from ACE to grow our organisation and the overall strategy for poetry in the city. This coming year, we’ll be focusing on inclusion, education, and growth – a yearlong program of support. This will enable us to deliver the fifth festival, new projects and plans alongside activities to develop the capacity of the organisation to support our professional development looking ahead.

We are expanding our team this year to support this work.

We are looking for two people to lead on

  • Community Outreach (225 hours)
  • Event Support (300 hours)

Outline Contract descriptions are available to download below.

This also has a further overview of the festival which describes our objectives for 2020/21 available.

To apply for any of the roles please complete the online form below and submit a CV.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is 5pm on Friday 28 February 2020.

If you would like to get in touch or have further questions about any of the roles please email us on jobs@nottinghampoetryfestival.com

The role of the event support officer is to provide excellent administration and organisational skills to the Creative Director and the team in the run up to the festival as well as some time post event to support the collation of reporting / preparation for organisational development. You will help to coordinate every aspect of the festival.  You will take a lead in working with our many community partners to support their events and be a lead contact for all supporting artists / poets. 

You will need to have a clear overview of what is happening locally each day, and provide necessary event details / logistics to support any external staff (e.g. at partner venues such as NonSuch, Confetti and Metronome). A good knowledge of arts and community organisations in Nottingham would be useful.

The maximum value of this contract is £4000 based on approximately 300 hours work between March and June 2020. The majority of work will happen between now and May 2020 but there may be some work post-festival to support steering group activity and reporting. 

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The role of Community Outreach Lead is to ensure that the festival engages as many areas of the local community as possible, be it as participants or hosts. Using your knowledge and understanding of Nottingham and its different communities you will ensure the Nottingham Poetry Festival (NPF) programme is accessible to everyone. As well as playing an active role in supporting festival events you will specifically help support the Creative Director to grow some of the new initiatives we have been cultivating.

The maximum value of this contract is £4500 for approximately 225 hours work between March and June 2020. The majority of work will happen between now and May 2020 but there may be some work post-festival to support steering group activity and reporting. 

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