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Marketing Coordinator for The National Festival of Making

Deadline: 3rd April 2019

The National Festival of Making is recruiting for a Marketing Coordinator to support the delivery of print and digital marketing ahead of, and during the Festival weekend on 15th & 16th June 2019.

This is a fixed fee freelance role.

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About the Festival:

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table. Taking place over two festival days, with long term projects running throughout the year, NFM takes over the streets of Blackburn with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone to enjoy. Last year we welcomed more than 40,000 visitors to Blackburn to take part in a programme that celebrates the industrial heritage and contemporary future of the UK’s manufacturing & making industries. Artists in residence make original new work in industry from sculptures to soundscapes - shown throughout the festival weekend in Blackburn’s most historic and most contemporary buildings.

About the Role:

As the Festival moves into its third year we want to build a team with the specialisms required to continue to deliver this nationally relevant and ambitious event. Working within the framework of the Festival’s Audience Development Plan and Marketing Strategy we are looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our team to support the delivery of the social, digital and print media.

You should have excellent copywriting skills and a keen eye for detail. You will play an integral role in ensuring that we reach our diverse audiences from the locality and nationally, driving visitation and building the Festival’s profile.

The National Festival of Making is a Community Interest Company with multiple stakeholders and partners - you will work directly with the NFM Directors and Festival Producers in a fast paced, friendly and ambitious team. The role is based within the Deco Publique office in Morecambe.

Deadline to submit an application for this freelance contract: 3rd April 2019.

To apply for the freelance Marketing Coordinator contract and for more information, download the Marketing Coordinator PDF from the website.

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Business and Accounts Administrator - Deco Publique Office, Morecambe

This role is for a highly organised team member to support the administration of our company, primarily taking on PA, accounting and administration duties. The role will be attractive to someone who enjoys bringing an individual skill set to a busy team and is able to respond to a fast paced environment. You’ll work alongside the creative team to support Deco Publique to deliver cultural festivals and projects in the cultural and creative industries.

Download the full job specification with details on how to apply here

The National Festival of Making - Open Call for Makers, Market Traders & Performers

The first ever National Festival of Making in 2017 welcomed 30,000 people of all ages to the heart of Lancashire to experience thrilling street performance, buy the best in handcrafted fashion, sample the finest food and drink and get hands-on with over 100 FREE and affordable making experiences in the company of master makers.

‘A new kind of festival for a new age of making’ returns to the manufacturing heartland of Blackburn, Lancashire for a second unmissable year, promising two more exciting days of innovative art installations, workshops and markets throughout the town centre. Help us to MAKE it happen :-)

Click here to apply or email Alex to find out more hello@decopublique.co.uk

Art Park - Open Call for Artists - Closed

Open Call for Artists and Collectives to design and complete art works at public realm locations at the site of the former art deco Lido and Superdome Arena, situated at Morecambe’s seafront.

Deco Publique are leading the art-led development of the former Dome site on Morecambe Promenade with a proposal for ‘Art Park’. The 8,000 sq m space on Morecambe’s Promenade has a long history of architectural and spatial change and at present the site is vastly underutilised and provides little functional value for the community but has the potential to become a central community space. Through a range of creative interventions, it is our aim to transform an underutilised arena into a new, community space at the heart of the seafront.

Click here to apply.

Deadline - 6.3.17


To enquire about Internships, contact us at hello@decopublique.co.uk

We're often looking for students & graduates to join the team 

The Deco Publique office in Morecambe is a busy and creative space that provides students with an insight into the hectic life of festivals! If you're a student or graduate and would like experience in the arts and cultural industries, register your interest with us. 

We're often have opportunities for students to support us with social media, creative documentation, assistant producer roles, design, PR, administration and production. 

Volunteers and Stewards

To enquire about Volunteering, contact us at hello@decopublique.co.uk

Gaining experience

We welcome applications from volunteers throughout the year and often have opportunities for people to volunteer at both small and large, cultural events. Whether its stewarding an event, getting involved with set up or supporting a creative activity, it can be great experience for those looking for a future in festivals or in the creative industries - or as way of contributing to your local community. Register your interest with us and we'll share opportunities as soon as they arise.