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Marketing & Communications Manager (Festivals & special events)

Full-time, part-time permanent or fixed term/freelance contract terms considered; salary/ fee circa £30-35k pro-rata dependent on experience and availability

The Stables is looking for an outstanding communicator to manage the development and implementation of the marketing & communications strategy for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, associated signature events and special projects.

A contract will be offered to incorporate the 2023 edition of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival including the wrap up and evaluation / feedback to stakeholders in the Autumn of 2023.  The initial term may be extended by mutual agreement.  

The role requires a flexible approach with some periods requiring greater commitment to ensure the success of projects. A blend of home office and on-site working is required with a particular requirement to be onsite for the set up and delivery of the Festival in July 2023 which is scheduled to take place from 21 to 30 July. 

A full job pack can be downloaded below. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter which details your interest and suitability for the post with particular reference to your experience and the person specification.

Completed applications should be returned by 12 noon on Thursday 20 October 2022 to or by mail to Joana Cooper, The Stables Theatre Ltd, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU

Casual Duty Theatre Managers

currently £12 per hour; part-time role

The Duty Theatre Manager has responsibility for the safe delivery of events at The Stables and in other venues including temporary spaces for events such as IF: Milton Keynes International Festival.  As a keyholder with responsibility for opening and locking the building, leading a large team of duty staff and volunteers the DTM role supports the Visitor Services Manager in ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for our artists, customers, students and other visitors. 

 A full job description & person specification can be downloaded below. Applications should be made using The Stables job application form (also downloadable below).

 We are always keen to hear from you if you'd like to become a Duty Theatre Manager - before applying, please contact Joana Cooper, HR Manager to find out whether we are currently recruiting for this role.

Casual Bar Managers

£10 per hour; part-time role

 We are currently looking for casual bar managers to join The Stables team.  You will be responsible for all bar activities, specifically the serving of all bar stocks to members of the audience and to the artiste(s), the organising and serving of all interval orders, the cashing up of all monies at the end of the evening and the maintenance/cleanliness of all bar equipment in line with health and safety regulations.

 Some bar experience is required and full training will be given.

 A full job description & person specification can be downloaded below. Applications should be made using The Stables job application form (also downloadable below).

 Please send completed application form to Joana Cooper, HR Manager