Jobs at the Book Festival

Development Officer (Individuals)

Contract: Permanent, full-time
Rate of pay: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum depending on experience, plus 5% pension and 28 days annual leave (including public holidays).

The Development Officer (Individuals) will be primarily responsible for managing the Friends scheme including the renewals process and advance booking, managing the Patrons scheme, the stewardship of Friends and Patrons, the direct debit payment facility and the day to day management of the Development Team's CRM system. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Development in supporting the delivery of the Benefactor scheme to develop new income streams from individual giving. We are currently exploring ways to re-structure our giving schemes and the post-holder will be closely involved in planning around this.

Closing date: Monday 6 November 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews: Week commencing 13 November.

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Information about temporary Festival staff recruitment

Contribute to the success of the largest, most dynamic book festival in the world.

We employ over one hundred dedicated and enthusiastic temporary staff each year including short-term staff during August and longer term staff from April/May to September. We expect hard work, commitment, an interest in the arts and a positive, enthusiastic attitude. In return you get a fantastic learning experience that is loads of fun and the opportunity to make valuable contacts. Additional perks include discounted books and access to some of the world's greatest author events. Because of the huge number of applications we receive, and the relative shortness of the contracts, relevant experience is a must.

Please be aware that:

  • We are unable to contribute to accommodation, living and travel expenses.
  • We do not appoint without interview.
  • All candidates will be asked to show evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK if selected for interview.
  • We do not accept speculative applications for positions which are not listed on this page.
  • We do not offer work experience, internships or volunteering opportunities.