2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

We’re Hiring! 4 New Opportunities To Join The National Festival Of Making Team

20th April 2023

Festival of Making Community Interest Company is expanding its team following a successful period of organisational development and fundraising. As a new Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, we now have 4 fantastic opportunities to join our small and dynamic team.




Finance and Operations Manager

We are looking for a skilled Finance and Operations Manager, who will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of the company and supporting business operations.

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 18 hours per week



Marketing and Audience Development Manager

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Marketing and Audience Development Manager to further develop the company’s brand identity, community and stakeholder engagement and publicity activities with the aim of making our programme and annual festival more accessible to more diverse participants and audiences.

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 22.5 hours per week



Digital & Programme Intern

Join the team through the Creative Alliance Paid Internship Programme. This role will see you supporting the team in delivering our year-round programme and annual festival whilst receiving guidance from the team and experience in the varied roles across our organisation.

Contract: 1 year fixed term
Hours: 22.5 hours/3 days per week



Freelance Volunteer Coordinator

In the lead up to the 2023 National Festival of Making weekend, we are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team on a freelance basis to manage and coordinate our Festival Volunteer Team.

Contract: Freelance. May – Mid July 2023

Contracted Days: 32. It is expected the contract will be delivered by the freelancer over 2 days per week with more time in the week leading up to the festival and over the festival weekend




2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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