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Freelance Opportunity – Festival of Nature Assistant 2016

Deadline for applications: April 24, 2016, midnight

Please send a 1 page covering letter, and 1 page CV (both as PDF files) to Matt Postles at matt@bnhc.org.uk.

Duration of contact – 188 hours over 5 weeks

Contract Fee – £1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable)

Key Skills and Experience:

  • A passion for nature and getting people interested in the outdoors
  • A desire to build project management, event production, media and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet research, email, and programmes such as Word and Excel
  • Previous office experience at any level
  • Previous use of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Willingness to get involved in a range of tasks – big and small!
  • Available for all Festival dates (please see our website at www.festivalofnature.org.uk)

About the Role:

This is an opportunity to gain experience during the busiest and most exciting time of producing the annual Festival of Nature. Before applying please see more about our plans at www.festivalofnature.org.uk. You will gain experience of:

  1. Project Management – working directly with our programmes team, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of support tasks. You’ll also have small events and tangible parts of projects that you will be able to show future employers you took responsibility for from idea stage to execution.
  2. Event Production – the Festival of Nature is expected to attract over 30,000 people. You’ll have the chance to work right across the programme, from production schedules, to administration, to being on site helping make the events happen on the day. We’ll support you every step of the way, but it means jumping in for whatever needs doing – however unglamorous!
  3. Volunteer Management – you’ll have the opportunity to work with our team to help recruit, inspire and manage volunteers. You’ll be able to show future employers that you have people management experience.
  4. Media and Communication – you’ll have the opportunity to generate content for our traditional and social media channels as well as help get the word out across the city. You might spend one day writing Twitter content, another day interviewing a nature expert, or another day running around Bristol hanging posters in cafes.