Job Title: FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
MAKE A MOVE FESTIVAL
REPORTING TO: Make a Move festival Committee
Main purpose of the job: The Make a move festival is a unique event celebrating and exploring the culture of Hip Hop in Limerick City. The Project Manager role is key to linking and integrating all 3 strands of the festival – music, dance and urban art. The festival’s roots are in Limerick’s communities and young people, as the festival has developed from a community arts perspective and envisions an inclusive event open to all in Limerick.
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall management of the festival and will work closely with the festival committee to create the programme, raise funds, manage budgets and develop and action a clear PR approach.
The PM is responsible for all aspects of delivery and documentation for the festival and also for working with the committee to ensure a strong volunteer support network is in place for the festival.
Liaises with: 3 strand curators and all levels of contact, internal and external Attends festival committee meetings to update and get support etc from committee.
Daily support from employer and committee liaison.
- Work with the strand curators and the programme committee to ensure an integrated and innovative festival programme
- Ensure that the programme is relevant to the target audience and inclusive of the target audience.
- Develop and maintain relationships with community groups, youth organisations and educators to insure maximum social inclusion of young people around the city.
- Work with the strand curators to organise artists, performances, talks, film screenings, sound/audio series, PR/audiences with (type events as appropriate.?)
- Ensure web site and social media updated and relevant
- Support all off site events and ensure strong volunteer support groups in place for each off site event /performance
- Arrange and liaise with all 3 strand curators to ensure that all events are fully supported in terms of technical and performance requirements.
- Ensure that all events are recorded and archived on the Make a Move website and published as appropriate (online and in print)
- Attend, introduce, chair and participate in all events as required, including but not limited to sponsor events, committee meetings, area network meetings etc– this will primarily be led by each strand curator.
- Deliver on Make a Move’s commitment to increasing the diversity of contributors to and audiences for all of its programmes
- Liaisewiththe project team and other strand curators as appropriate and ensure all core team are informed and briefed of programme developments.
- Recruit and offer induction and guidance to volunteers and provide them with clear direction in terms of support roles.
- Produce and process all correspondence and contracts for participants involved in the festival
- Liaisewithspeakers and organise travel and accommodation as appropriate
- Inform the Management team about events and provide themwithall essential information, including risk assessments and event schedules
- Workwiththe fundraising committee to prepare materials/applications to raise funds as required.
- Monitor and provide evaluation and documentation of events, in line with funders’ requirements.
- Direct the marketing and publicity of the festival and ensure that information is prepared in time for print deadlines
- Organise and attend PR events as required.
Budgeting and Finance
- Ensure orders are placed for all agreed expenditure
- Ensure that all expenditure iswithin budgets approved by the programme committee and administer invoices and maintain Excel spread sheets
- Adhere to best practice guidelines on financial procedures as made available by the committee.
- Outstanding knowledge of hip hop and urban art Link tese first two together?
- Appreciation and awareness of the role hip hop and urban art plays in the social and cultural landscape of Limerick City.
- experience working in a cultural or educational institution
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills Link these three together?
- Excellent organisation and administration skills
- Excellent social media, writing and experience of Excel
- Excellent contacts and professional networks and awareness of trends in this field
- Experience of managing a wide range of activities and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- Ability to work under pressure, and work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
- Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as appropriate
- Experience of project management methodologies and best practice
This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required by the Festival Director and does not form part of the contract of employment. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and therefore does not preclude change or development that will inevitably be required in the future.
Terms & Conditions
Contract for Service: Budget 2 K
Time Line: May to July
(Based on approximate weekly commitment of 15 hours per week however the committee foresees less commitment required in May and more in July etc..This will be required to meet festival deadline and post festival administration.)
Working hours: The contract is based on a time period of 3 months leading up to the festival deadline of 26th July.
Suggested time frame – May 8th to July 29th
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