We’re Hiring! Festival Congress 2018 Event Assistant

We're Hiring! Festival Congress 2018 Event Assistant

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We’re hiring for an enthusiastic and hands-on Event Assistant to help us put together Festival Congress. Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event, a two-day conference, Independent Festival Awards and celebration of the festival industry. The event is the largest gathering of independent festivals in the UK, with over 400 industry delegates expected to attend in 2018. 

To find out more information on Festival Congress, please visit the website.

This is primarily an administrative and logistical role, providing assistance to the AIF executive team in the delivery of the 2018 event. It is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge and gain vital experience and a foothold in the festivals and events industry.

You must be incredibly organised and enthusiastic. A confident communicator and someone who doesn’t get flustered easily and can work in a high-pressure environment. The ability to work towards deadlines is key.

Basic IT skills are essential and administrative experience is important to this role. Some experience of delivering events, specifically conferences would be extremely beneficial.


You must be available to work on the following dates:

Week 1: 
Tuesday 4th September
Week 2: 
Thursday 13th September
Week 3: 
Tuesday 18th September
Week 4:  Tuesday 25th September
Week 5:  Tuesday 2nd& Thursday 4th October
Week 6:  Tuesday 9th& Thursday 11th October
Week 7:  Tuesday 16th& Thursday 18th October
Week 8:  Tuesday 23rd& Thursday 25th October
Week 9:  Tuesday 30th October & Thursday 1st November

And then available to work onsite at the Festival Congress in Sheffield from Sunday 4thNovember – Thursday 8thNovember.


This is a paid position on a freelance basis – £2000 flat fee with Sheffield expenses covered.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27th July. Please email your CV and covering letter to phoebe@aiforg.com.

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