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Festival Assistant

Join our team and play a vital role in the success of this year's Festival...

This year’s thrilling theme aligns the visual arts with poetry and music in a wide variety of ways. You’ll find colour, fashion, musical manuscripts that are themselves artworks, artist-poets, artist-composers, programmes inspired by artworks, and opportunities to create musically inspired art. We also make our first foray into dance; feature five world premieres, including a song cycle fusing Iranian and European classical styles; welcome an astonishing jazz pianist and a Schubert-inspired band; and much more...

Our Festival Assistants (FAs) are enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working individuals who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Festival. Reporting to the Director of Administration, and working closely with the Oxford Song team, FAs will take on a range of duties covering all aspects of the Festival, including box office support, marketing, artist liaison, concert management, page-turning, and front-of-house. Our FAs play a vital role supporting the work of Oxford Song, and help to ensure the overall success of the Festival.

FA roles are ideally suited to someone looking to gain experience in arts administration and event management - previous FAs have gone on to enjoy successful careers in these areas.

Depending on the exact duties assigned, FAs will need to be available full-time (and resident in/near Oxford) from 11-30 October inclusive, with some roles starting as early as 4 September. Depending on the exact role and time commitment involved, FAs are offered a fee of at least £1,200. Please note that due to the intense nature of the Festival, these positions are not suitable for current undergraduate students.

To apply, please send a CV and a brief statement explaining why you want to be a Festival Assistant, outlining any relevant experience, and whether you have a preference for a specific area of responsibility by Monday 14 August 2023. All applications and enquiries are to be sent to: Taya Smith, Director of Administration, at [email protected]

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