Volunteer And Job Opportunities


Chair of Trustees

Lichfield Arts is an independent charitable organisation that promotes arts festivals, music concerts and other events playing a key role in the district’s arts scene. We are looking for a new Chair to lead the Board of Trustees in ensuring good governance and strategic direction for the organisation. This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on an established local arts charity.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts and enthusiasm to take a hands-on role in a successful community arts organisation. They will also need an understanding of the principles, ethics and practices of successful organisations.

We would welcome someone who could take on a leadership role, bring fresh ideas to Lichfield Arts and help us in our next stage of development. Whilst you do not have to have prior experience as a Chair, or a Charity Trustee you will need to demonstrate the skills and confidence to lead a community arts organisation.

Further information about the role can be found on our website and potential candidates are welcome to contact our current chair, Jeff Fowler or deputy chair, Phil Beale for an informal discussion about the role. They can be contacted by email to jeff.fowler@lichfieldarts.org.uk or phil.beale@lichfieldarts.org.uk

To apply, you should submit a CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and giving brief details on your reasons for applying and what you might bring to the role and the organisation.

Applications must be submitted via email to vacancies@lichfieldarts.org.uk

Please note the role of Chair, in common with the other Trustees is an unpaid voluntary role.


Bar Manager

Lichfield Arts is seeking Volunteer Bar Persons\Managers interested or experienced in bar work to help with the administration and running of a small bar which normally operated out of the Lichfield Guildhall.

We are a small but well established charity that plays an integral role in the promotion and development of arts in Lichfield District through the regular provision of live music events, a programme of festivals and occasional private bars in partnership with the City Council who take bookings of the Guildhall for private functions such as wedding receptions and parties.

Whilst the role within Lichfield Arts events would be of a voluntary nature, private bars do give a small payment of minimum wage for the hours worked.

Duties would involve working with other bar volunteers to serve drinks, order supplies, carry out regular stock checks and keep the bar and cellar in good order.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact us via vacancies@lichfieldarts.co.uk and we will put you in touch with one of our existing Trustees.

If you have an interest in the work of Lichfield Arts and would like to apply for this position please email a CV or résumé and letter outlining your skills and interests  for the attention of Rob Tilston to vacancies@lichfieldarts.co.uk indicating in the subject header that this is an application for the Volunteer Bar Person  role.

Specific Areas of Bar Work

  • Concerts & Internal festivals (L2F & Blues & Jazz)
  • External Festivals (FUSE, Shakespeare in the Park)
  • Beer Festivals
  • Private Bars
  • Maintenance


Social Media Volunteer (Temporary March/April/May)

This might suit a young person looking towards a career in marketing who has a few hours a week to spare. The person needs to be reliable, have good written English, some experience of creating posts on Facebook, Twitter and ideally Instagram and their own device they can use to create posts with guidance and support from our friendly team.


Other 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.