Work with us

See below for opportunities to be involved with the Festival.

The Stratford Literary Festival, a registered charity, is looking to create two part-time roles within the charity to help us build on the work we have done over the last 14 years and to secure our future.

Corporate and Donor Fundraising Officer

We are looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm, initiative and commitment who can source and approach businesses, both local and national, who would like to sponsor the Festival and benefit from the exposure we can give them to our large audiences, or those who may like to donate to the Festival as part of their CSR commitment.

The successful candidate will:

  • need to be outgoing and a self-starter, and have an understanding of the Festival's aims and objectives
  • be able to think creatively about how to generate revenue including developing and implementing a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development
  • need to maintain the strong relationship we have with our regular sponsors
  • develop ideas that will appeal to potential and existing sponsors to help generate sponsorship revenue
  • increase the number of our Friends and Benefactors and keep records up to date

You will work alongside the Festival Director, and report to her on a regular basis. This post will suit someone with a working knowledge of Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding area, have an understanding of this charitable sector, and be on a freelance basis with an hourly fee and a performance related bonus. Approx up to 3 days work a month. We are a flexible and inclusive employer.

Please apply with a covering note and your CV here

Charity Fundraising Officer

The ideal candidate for this post will be a self-starter, enthusiastic and imaginative to secure grant and donations funding to support the Festival's extensive charitable work, and be committed to our charitable aims to improve lives through books and reading. You will be responsible for:

  • raising income and work towards set annual income targets from events, digital and community fundraising
  • maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
  • increasing funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts and donors whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities
  • sourcing new grant funding streams using a variety of means including developing and coordinating web-based fundraising
  • keeping accurate records of our funding position and feeding back to grant funders when required
  • developing new and imaginative fundraising activities

You will work alongside the Festival Director, and report to her on a regular basis. This post will suit someone with an understanding of this charitable sector, and be on a freelance basis with an hourly fee and a performance related bonus. Approx up to 3 days work a month. We are a flexible and inclusive employer.
Please apply with a covering note and your CV here



Volunteer Stewards

We have a fantastic team of volunteer stewards in place but if you'd like to be put on our back-up list please contact us here.

We'd also love to hear from anyone happy to distribute programmes for us before the Festival.

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