Job Opportunities

Lichfield Arts Fuse Director

Lichfield Arts organises, promotes and runs a wide variety of arts and community events in and around the city. These include folk, blues, roots, jazz and rock concerts, beer festivals, the L2F folk festival, the Blues & Jazz Festival and our flagship event: Fuse. Fuse is Lichfield’s annual free community music and arts festival. It is attended by up to 18,000 people and includes live music, dance, DJ sets, visual art and other attractions. Great emphasis is placed on diversity and community involvement. In 2018 Fuse will take place from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July.

Fuse 2017 was one of our most successful yet, and we now seek to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Fuse Director to deliver Fuse in 2018 and beyond, noting we are happy to consider joint applications where the work would be shared by two individuals.

Key Responsibilities

You will have overall responsibility for planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating Fuse in line with terms of reference provided by Lichfield Arts’ board of trustees. This is an exciting role that includes generating plans, securing funding, securing acts to appear, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, undertaking marketing and publicity, liaising with our community outreach programme, community partners and local organisations, being in charge whilst the festival is running, gathering feedback from visitors and participants and undertaking post-event evaluation. The work will be shared throughout with a core team of individuals including volunteers. Plans, documentation, contacts etc. that formed part of Fuse 2017 will be made available for you to work from.

Timeline, Hours and Remuneration

The successful candidate is expected to start work as soon as possible, with the work on Fuse 2018 concluding in September 2018 once the post-event evaluation is complete. The effort required will fluctuate throughout this period. It will build to a peak just before and during the festival itself, and is expected to amount to approximately 20-25 hours a week on average.

The fee for this self-employed position is £6,000 per annum, with the potential for a performance bonus of up to £1,000. The fee reflects the fact that, as a charity that is run mainly by unpaid volunteers, the organisation expects voluntary hours to be expended alongside paid hours. The post holder will be responsible for any personal tax payable. The contract will be reviewed annually in August.

Experience Required

  • Successfully organising outdoor and community multi-disciplinary (ideally arts and music related) events.
  • Implementing event management procedures, including event management and contingency plans.
  • Relevant Health and Safety and Licensing legislation.
  • Working with and supporting volunteers, community groups and other stakeholders.
  • Attracting funds through fundraising and sponsorship.
  • Marketing and promoting events in a variety of media appropriate to the event.
  • IT to a level necessary to deliver the event and manage the administration successfully.
  • Successfully managing their own time and delivering to deadlines.
  • Successfully managing tight budgets.

Personal Qualities Required

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills.
  • Team player, able to work effectively with trustees, staff, volunteers, suppliers/contractors, statutory bodies (including police, the local authority and the emergency services) and the media.
  • Committed to the delivery and promotion of the arts in Lichfield.
  • Enthusiastic, responsible, resilient, positive, diplomatic and a sense of humour.
  • Happy to undertake the day to day work as well as oversee and manage delivery.

A full job application pack is available FOR DOWNLOAD HERE (.pdf), by telephoning our office on 01543 262223 or e-mailing

Please note the closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 2nd October 2017



Concert programmer/booker wanted

Paid self employed role on an annual contract
Fee £1,500 per annum

We are looking to recruit a concert programmer/booker to plan and book the programme for Lichfield Arts’ two concert seasons (Autumn season: Sept to Dec; Spring season: Jan to May), comprising approximately 30 concerts between them. This will be in close consultation with Lichfield Arts board of trustees.

The suitable person will:

  • Have experience in a related role
  • Have music industry contacts
  • Be computer literate
  • Be easily contactable at least some of the time each weekday
  • Be a good communicator
  • Support the aims and objectives of Lichfield Arts
  • Have an enthusiastic, adaptable, friendly personality and be ‘willing to go the extra mile’

Full description of role can be downloaded HERE

or phone 01543 262223

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to:

Marketing help needed

Lichfield Arts needs more help with its marketing activity in the following areas:

Person/s who is/are outgoing and friendly to:

Support our market research
Ensuring we get questionnaires filled out and collected at events.

Distribute collateral
Distribute any collateral (leaflets, posters, etc. ) we produce more widely locally, outside the city centre and regionally. (e.g. pubs, shops, venues, attractions, TICs, events). Either in person or via post.

Improve our media relations
Build better relationships with local/regional media – i.e. phone/meet them. Keep in regular contact with them about our activities.

Person/s who is/are computer literate to:

Improve use of our market research
Collate data collected at events and prepare reports to use to inform act booking, improving our events and marketing.

Improve our social media activity
Regular posting on Facebook and Twitter to promote our events and activities.
Posting from events.
Expanding to more channels such as Snapchat and Whats app.

Improve our media contacts list
Check details we have are up to date and organise/categorise on a spreadsheet or in a database.
Research and find better/new contacts.

Assist with day to day management of our websites and e-newsletters
Assisting with updating the Lichfield Arts group of websites with news and reviews etc.
Creating HTML newsletters for distribution to our mailing lists and volunteers

Improve our use of our database
Improve our database so that we can target customers more accurately e.g. genres preferred so that we can promote events coming up.

Please contact our office on 01543 262223 or email for further information.