Shakespeare Schools Foundation seeks Festival Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: 9 December 2019

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Location: London

Remuneration: £21k - £25k


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Salary: Starting at £21,000 per annum, to be reviewed at the end of probation.
Contract: Minimum nine-month fixed term contract (maternity cover) with possibility for extension.
Probation: 4 months probationary period
Hours: 35 hours per week, flexitime. Occasionally additional hours may be necessary.
Leave: 25 days per year, plus bank holidays.
Notice period: 6 weeks
Location: This role is based in our central London office (Westminster). Travel within the UK will be required, with most travel in June and September-November.

To apply: For full job description and details of how to apply visit
• Please complete the application form enclosed in the job description – we will not accept CVs.
• Send to, subject “Festival Coordinator Application” by 9am on Monday 9th December.
• If you would like any further information on the position or have any specific requirements, please call the SSF office on 0207 601 1800 and ask to speak to Mike or Maddie.

We actively encourage applicants from BAME communities and people with disabilities.
If you would like a copy of the job description document in large print please email

At Shakespeare Schools Foundation, we transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare.
Our work instils curiosity and empathy; aspiration and self-esteem; literacy and teamwork – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage. Our annual Festival uses a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and young people in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare.

As a Festival Coordinator (Maternity Cover), you will be responsible for outreach, set-up and delivery of the Shakespeare Schools Festival in a region of the UK. Through careful planning, relationship building and event management you will develop an infrastructure that allows participating schools to have a thrilling experience of working on a creative project – challenging their students and celebrating success.

You will work with around 130 teachers and up to 20 theatres. You will line manage a team of regional freelance delivery staff. You will be part of our team of six Coordinators who oversee the Festival experience for approximately 20,000 young people each year.