Volunteer And Job Opportunities

Contract Opportunity – Lichfield Arts Fuse Director

Lichfield Arts is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Fuse Director to deliver Fuse in 2019 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. Good quality plans, documentation, contacts etc. that formed part of Fuse 2018 will be made available for you to work from.

To download the application pack please CLICK HERE

Volunteer Opportunities

Lichfield Arts is proud of its team of volunteers who give up their time to make all the events that Lichfield Arts promotes throughout the year happen and run as smoothly as possible. As well as ensuring our concerts, community festivals and events work well, our hard working volunteers help to support the Lichfield Arts office and the board of Trustees, who themselves are volunteers.

Without our loyal, dedicated volunteers Lichfield Arts could not exist and we are grateful for the continued support and efforts of our fantastic team of volunteers.

We always welcome new volunteers to Lichfield Arts and volunteering can be very rewarding as it offers the chance to meet new people and enjoy being part of our events. Many of our volunteers have been with us for several years.

Just a few of duties that volunteers do are:

  • Stewarding and welcoming people to events
  • Bar Staff and glass collecting
  • Stage set up and dismantling
  • Front of house at concerts and events
  • Master of ceremonies at concerts and events
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Reviewing and photographing our events
  • … And much much more

So if you would like to join our friendly team of volunteers then please get in touch by calling the office on 01543 262223 or email volunteer@lichfieldarts.org.uk.


Vacant L2F Volunteer Roles

We need your help to make L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk even better!  If you are interested in joining a dedicated team in developing a ‘small but perfectly formed festival’ here is your opportunity!  The L2F Committee and volunteers are a close team and all these roles require the holder to work in a cooperative and mutually supportive way.  There is considerable overlap between roles and adaptability and team work are essential.


To work with current chairman of L2F Committee to facilitate monthly meetings and, in cooperation with specific role holders, to oversee the general organisation of the Festival including programming.  This role would look to the holder to take L2F through development in the future.

The role holder would have good team skills, be able to communicate with other role holders and have a commitment to the ‘spirit’ and aims of L2F.


In cooperation with the Committee to create an annual budget for L2F.  To administer and monitor this budget and deal with any financial issues regarding L2F that may arise.

The role holder will have good team skills and competency in dealing with relatively simple budgets.


To promote and market L2F where appropriate.  This would include advertising, poster and flyer production and distribution and the promotion through websites and social media (although this latter element could be taken on separately by the right candidate).

The role holder will have good team skills, PR skills and, ideally, IT literate.

Sponsorship and Funding

To maximise the sponsorship and funding income. This would involve pursuing links with potential sponsors and applications for grant funding.

The role holder will have good team and PR skills and be able to work in cooperation with LA staff.

Event Manager

To ensure the smooth running and administration of the event itself.  This includes venue hire, ticketing, management of supporting roles such as catering and the general presentation of the Festival to the public.

The role holder will have good team skills and work closely with LA Office and the role holder for Volunteers.

Great Festival!!”    “Gets better every year”   “…going from strength to strength”

“First experience of a folk festival, not disappointed”   “Lovely festival”

“Enjoyed every minute”   “Brought young people from Europe who loved it!”

“Quite simply the festival is like the city itself – marvellous!”   “Wonderful festival!”

Just a selection of the many tremendous reviews from customers at L2F 2018. Now we need to make L2F 2019 even better – if you find any of the vacant volunteer roles of interest then please contact the office on 01543 262223 or stuart.davies@lichfieldarts.org.uk