Festival Marketing Manager Opportunity
We are looking for a dynamic, fast moving, strategic marketing manager to direct the marketing for 2 award-winning summer festivals. Working in a supportive and entrepreneurial environment the successful candidate will help to grow the organisation by; increasing sales for the events, stewarding the growth of the festival communities and brands, building upon and refining the organisations existing marketing practices and processes.
We believe in shared responsibility and recognition and would like to find a marketing manager that can stay with us for several years; working to have a real and lasting impact on our the organisations marketing abilities, over and above the festivals’ immediate marketing needs. In return we would like that candidate to build an ownership in the organisation and join the founders as a partner.
About The Organisation
Thunderkin organise two of the UK’s most unique and exciting experiential festivals; LeeFest and Camp Wildfire.
LeeFest is a music and arts festival that takes place in Kent each summer. The festival’s rebellious beginning and unique story has been of great interest to the UK press, and has given the event an inimitable atmosphere. LeeFest’s investment in new music has seen it host major names very early in their careers; London Grammar, Bastille, Years & Years, Jack Garratt and Public Service Broadcasting amongst others. The festival is now rapidly growing in size and stature, and in the past couple of years has been recognised with several industry awards, in particular following the festival’s move to a new stunning location and the introduction of an immersive Neverland theme. (www.leefest.org)
Camp Wildfire is half adventure camp, half music festival for adults only! Built for inquisitive, intrepid adults; by day, Wildfire is a bustling camp full of expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering, and adventure sports. As darkness falls, the forest transforms into a glittering Wildfire of music and festivity. The debut Wildfire events received storming reviews from Vice, The Independent, and The Telegraph and was awarded ‘Best New Festival’ at the AIF Awards and ‘Best Small Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. (www.campwildfire.co.uk)
About The Role
You will join a small, young and energetic team of entrepreneurial promoters. You will take over the delivery of the festival marketing strategies from the directors. You will have the chance to inject your own ideas and expertise as you plan and manage our yearly marketing campaigns. The aim of the campaigns is to deliver the target ticket sales for the 2018 events.
You will be involved in high-level creative and strategic work, agency and freelancer management and day-to-day admin. You will be encouraged to learn and develop your marketing skills as you work with us. You will experience the fast paced highs and lows of the entertainment industry, and be rewarded with an unmatched sense of achievement when you attend the festivals you helped create next summer.
Location: Brixton, London
Time: Monday to friday full time. Flexibility in exact hours.
Start Date: Monday 8th January (some flexibility for the right candidate)
For full job description and for details on how to apply please follow this link: https://goo.gl/JWLN1g
Deadline for applications is 12:00 on Monday 4th Dec.
Early applications will receive an early reply.
We look forward to hearing from you!