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Social media support and grant applications - Festival of Chichester

For Festival of Chichester

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We are a thriving arts festival based in Chichester offering (in a normal year!) a four-week festival of arts and community events from mid-June to mid-July. We are looking for someone with energy and fresh ideas who can help us in two important areas: 

Social media assistant:. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist in all elements of the Festival of Chichester’s social media. This role will include the admin side of social media. You will be assisting our social media officer who will head the creative elements. As our assistant you will also have the opportunity to show your own creative flair too, working as a team. You will monitor each channel and reply to relevant comments and schedule content to keep the channels active. This includes daily content in the 2022 festival itself and weekly content in the run up to the Festival. 

Grant applications: We are looking for someone who will also take on our search for funding. We have an excellent relationship with Chichester City Council to whom we apply for a grant every year. We are also looking to investigate other ways to bring in funding.


Social media assistant: Essential knowledge and skills: ability to compose posts and scheduling for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; YouTube knowledge, including channel management. Desirable knowledge and skills: Photoshop or equivalent; Final Cut Pro or equivalent; photography and/or videographer

Grant applications: We are looking for someone who can work well with our team (we meet monthly on Zoom) and has the eye for the detail that assembling a festival and dealing with funding applications requires. Clearly relevant experience would be an advantage, though not essential.

About Festival of Chichester

The Festival of Chichester is a four-week arts and community festival in Chichester, running from mid-June to mid-July every year, taking in a huge range of community groups offering arts events across the spectrum - music, books, art, talks, theatre. We are also joined by a number of big-name professional performers each year.


  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment


  • Administration and Office
  • Business Skills
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work


  • No - Accessibility
  • No - Age restrictions
  • No - DBS check required
  • No - Equal Opportunities Policy
  • No - Expenses reimbursed
  • No - Health and Safety Policy
  • Yes - Ongoing support
  • Yes - Training provided
  • No - Volunteer induction
  • Yes - Volunteer Policy
  • No - Volunteers covered by insurance
  • No - Written role description


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No Yes No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

We meet (on Zoom at the moment) once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month. The task would probably involve a few hours a week during the busy period of event registration which in a normal year would be November to the end of January. The successful applicant would work very closely with our festival administrator and would be fully supported by him.


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