Job Opportunity – Festival Programme Manager

Our Festival in a Factory is growing and we’re looking for a fantastic Programme Manager to work with us and bring a cultural feast to Emma Bridgewater.

The Festival in a Factory at Emma Bridgewater Stoke-on-Trent takes place every June in the creative surroundings of the Emma Bridgewater Factory, a Victorian, canal-side pot bank that has manufactured Emma’s iconic handmade and hand decorated pottery for more than twenty years.

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From author talks to family performances, from panel discussions to practical workshops, the Festival is an eclectic and inspiring celebration of culture and creativity with events taking place in surprising spaces from the old pottery warehouse to the cobbled courtyard. Since the first event in 2014 the festival has:

Welcomed over 10,000 visitors

Held 80 author talks and expert panels – including talks from Alan Johnson, Mary Beard, Ed Balls, Sue Perkins, Nick Hornby, Kirstie Allsopp, Michael Palin, David Starkey and Edmund de Waal plus poetry events and children’s performance

Offered free tickets for main events to schools and local colleges and held special events for local young people to meet with successful writers and experts

Launched a successful Fringe programme in 2016

The 2018 Festival will be held on 7th, 8th and 9th June at the Emma Bridgewater Factory in Stoke-on-Trent and we are currently looking for a part-time Festival Programme Manager. See the full job outline below or email jobs@emmabridgewater.co.uk to request more information or to discuss the role in more detail.

Festival Programme Manager