Festival Vacancies

Here you will find a list of Vacancies within the festival sector from BAFA members:

Head of Development
Three Choirs Festival
Deadline: noon, 16 August 2019

Salary: £33–36k

The Board of Directors and Chief Executive now wish to appoint a Head of Development who will work with them to develop and implement a dynamic fundraising strategy so that we can deliver our bold ambitions for the Festival’s future. 

The Head of Development’s first task will be to review the existing fundraising model: a fiveyear giving scheme and a fixed-term fundraiser contract both conclude at the end of 2019, and there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to build a department that supports their vision for future income generation. The organisation also aspires to be a strong contender for inclusion in the next portfolio of ACE NPOs, and a key part of this role will be working towards that ambition.

You will be part of a small central team with British choral music at its heart. You will be driven, proactive and passionate about what we do, and the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record in fundraising for the arts. Making and maintaining strong connections with our donors, partners and board will be crucial, as will leading and supporting the staff and volunteers who contribute to fundraising activity each year. 

The Three Choirs Festival Association is a charity and limited company whose day-to-day operation is managed by a small professional team based at the Three Choirs Festival Association’s office in Gloucester. They work under the oversight of a Board of Directors, and in collaboration with voluntary committees in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. 
The Three Choirs Festival is a week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, cathedral services, solo and chamber music recitals, talks, theatre and more, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. At the heart of the modern Festival are large-scale evening concerts featuring the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra (resident at the Festival since 2012), and services of Choral Evensong sung by the professional choirs of the three cathedrals. The Festival’s packed schedule of daytime events is augmented by a growing community and outreach programme bespoke to each city.

Interviews to take place on 22nd August

More information on how to apply can be found here