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Festival Manager

Winchester Poetry Festival (WPF) is seeking to appoint a Festival Manager (part-time: freelance or employed) to act as the executive lead for the organisation, working with the Festival’s Artistic Director (Clare Pollard), and the WPF Board of Trustees, to continue and further grow its success.

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This is an exciting and pivotal role. With a commitment to equality and inclusion, you will be an experienced project/event manager with strong organisational skills and an ability to work with a diverse range of people from professional poets, to partners and stakeholders, participants and audiences, and volunteers.


WPF is a flexible employer. We are interested in a range of possible options and responses to this role description including job-share, applications from freelancers, as well as an employed post.

  • Salary/Fee £28,000 to £30,000 (pro rata) freelance/FTE (Average of 2+ days a week to be worked flexibly over the year – details to be negotiated with successful candidate)

  • The aim is for a one-year contract in the first instance, subject to successful fundraising.


Deadline for responses: 12 noon on FRIDAY 9th SEPTEMBER


For a detailed Job Description, please follow this link: 

For the full brief see the WPF Role Description document.

To discuss the role, or for more information, please contact

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