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Join the Team!

We're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to come on board at ART EAT Events CIC.

Playing a key role in the festival: the volunteer coordinator will be recruiting, coordinating and managing the needs of festival volunteers. Prior to the festival weekend you will promote your recruitment drive through Art Eat Festival community meetings and mural projects. You will be attending and scheduling meetings, and updating social media platforms with information relevant to volunteers. During the festival you will be managing communications with volunteers, organising breaks and shift rotation, making sure any absences are covered and overall making sure volunteers are happy and cared for.

Duties Include:

Promoting the festival and associated events in order to meet potential volunteers

Working with project partners in order to enlist volunteer teams

Recruiting, coordinating, training and supervising volunteers

Working with event organisers and the health & safety co-ordinator to identify where & when volunteers are needed and ensuring targets are met.

Scheduling meetings, writing and distributing timetables

Preparing operating policies and procedures and collating relevant documentation.

Attending regular meetings and events

Engaging with social media platforms

Essential Attributes

Experienced in a similar role or some experience in recruitment and management

Experience of working at events

Energetic team player

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Proficient in the use of G-Suite, Spreadsheets, Word etc.

Accurate record keeping

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent networking skills

Innovative, driven, and able to work independently


Passion for arts and culture

Love of food

Interest in socially-engaged arts practice


Ipswich, Suffolk


Application Deadline: 10th April 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st May

Start Date: 6th June 2019 (one day a week, plus 5 days across the festival weekend)

Finish Date: 24th September 2019

Fee: £10 per hour, £20K pro rata

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to get involved in a large local festival in it's first year, and help to bring people together to celebrate community and creativity.

Please send your CV with references and a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role:

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