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Job ad: Leefest – Festival Marketing Manager (London)

By | Published on Thursday 14 September 2017


We are looking for a dynamic, fast moving, strategic marketing manager to direct the marketing for two award-winning summer festivals. Working in a supportive and entrepreneurial environment the successful candidate will help to grow the organisation by; increasing sales for the events, stewarding the growth of the festival communities and brands, building upon and refining the organisations existing marketing practices and processes.

We believe in shared responsibility and recognition and would like to find a marketing manager that can stay with us for several years; working to have a real and lasting impact on our marketing abilities over and above the festivals immediate marketing needs. In return we would like that candidate to build an ownership in the organisation and eventually join the founders as director of marketing.

About the organisation

LeeFest is a music and arts festival that takes place in Kent each summer. The festival’s rebellious beginning and unique story has been of great interest to the UK press, and has given the event an inimitable atmosphere. LeeFest’s investment in new music has seen it host major names very early in their careers; London Grammar, Bastille, Years & Years, Jack Garratt and Public Service Broadcasting amongst others. The festival is now rapidly growing in size and stature, and in the past couple of years has been recognised with several industry awards, in particular following the festival’s move to a new stunning location and the introduction of an immersive Neverland theme.

Camp Wildfire is half adventure camp, half music festival for adults only! Built for inquisitive, intrepid adults; by day, Wildfire is a bustling camp full of expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering, and adventure sports. As darkness falls, the forest transforms into a glittering Wildfire of music and festivity. The debut Wildfire events received storming reviews from Vice, The Independent, and The Telegraph and was awarded ‘Best New Festival’ at the AIF Awards and ‘Best Small Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards.

About the role

You will join a small, young and energetic team of entrepreneurial promoters. You will take over the delivery of the festival marketing strategies from an existing team member. You will have the chance to inject your own ideas and expertise as you plan and manage our yearly marketing campaigns. The aim of the campaigns is to deliver the target ticket sales for the 2018 events.

You will be involved in high-level creative and strategic work, agency and freelancer management and day-to-day admin. You will be encouraged to learn and develop your marketing skills as you work with us. You will experience the fast paced highs and lows of the entertainment industry, and be rewarded with an unmatched sense of achievement when you attend the festivals you helped create next summer.

• Have worked as a music promoter or as a marketing manager for a concert promoter or music festival
• Have a passion for marketing and a passion for festivals
• Be eager to join a young, dynamic events company and work hard and fast to market the events with high impact in the final few months
• Be extremely organised, with a mind for developing efficient work processes
• Want to develop the marketing manager role and the festivals approach to marketing
• Be confident and willing to use creative methods to sell the uniqueness of the events
• Be friendly, kind and a good communicator
• Want to use the opportunity to proactively learn, develop their marketing and festival skills and knowledge
• Be flexible to sometimes work outside office hours
• Be comfortable working in festival conditions (outdoors and away from home comforts for up to ten days)

Please click here to download the full job description for this role.

Location: Brixton, London
Time: Monday to friday full time. Flexibility in exact hours.
Start Date: Monday 9th October (some flexibility for the right candidate)
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 Depending On Experience
Perks: More free festivals and gigs than you could possibly ever attend! Sometimes brands send free things to our office and we all get very excited.

How to apply

To apply, please send a covering letter no longer than 300 words and CV to

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 29 Sep. Interviews will take place between 3-5 Oct.

Early applications will receive an early reply. Please state your availability for interview, and confirm your ability to start on the 9 Oct in your cover letter.

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