Job: Operations Manager, Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival is seeking a versatile Operations Manager to oversee the logistical and technical operations of the event. Dealing primarily with the infrastructure in and around the magnificent cathedrals at the heart of the festival, you will also be involved in planning for events in a host of beautiful and striking venues. With a loyal and passionate audience, the festival atmosphere has a strong sense of community and the meeting points outside of concerts – for food, drink or simply some time-out in the sun – are as much a part of the festival’s character as the programme itself. This role would be ideally suited to someone who can think about a festival-goers experience in the round, and understands how the little things go a long way to enhancing someone’s visit.

Supporting the plans of the Artistic Director and the Festival Committees, the Operations Manager will be responsible for safe and efficient planning of all technical aspects of the festival, from liaising with contractors in the cathedrals to organising temporary structures and facilities, carrying out risk assessment, and managing the administration of a large and dedicated team of volunteers.

You will be part of a small central team which supports a 300-year-old organisation with British choral music at its heart. You will be enthusiastic about what we do, and the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a background in the arts or events. You will be comfortable communicating with a range of people, from contractors with detailed and specific technical requirements, to venue custodians, volunteers and non-operational staff. You’ll be a can-do collaborator, but you’ll also be good at taking the initiative and working autonomously.

The Operations Manager will report to the Chief Executive, but will also liaise closely with local city committees and particularly the voluntary ‘Operation Liaison’ who will work with you to identify opportunities and contacts in the local community.

Salary: £24-27k per annum

To apply and for more information, visit

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 3 March 2017

Interviews will take place within a fortnight of the closing date.


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