Join the marketing & comms team

The Marketing and Communications team is largely responsible for the promotion and visual identity of any audience-facing communications, strategic development, social media planning, and external media exposure. Run by the Head of Marketing & Comms, the team will work with the visual and performing arts teams to promote the Festival programme, create the visual identity and a communications plan for the Festival as a whole, as well as any events that are part of it. Marketing & Comms deal  with web development, graphic design, photography, videography, print distribution, merchandise, event marketing, press relations and marketing analytics, so there’s plenty to get involved in and learn from each other too. The team will have weekly catch-ups to raise any issues and make sure everything is moving along smoothly!

In addition, the marketing team deals with any marketing communications and strategic planning related to our operations as a social enterprise, including working on our membership development promotion, commercial activities, and year-round social media and press coverage.


Social Media Coordinator
Content Developer
Web Developer

Press Coordinator
In-house Designer

In-house Videographer/Photographer

Deadline: 15 October 2016

To apply:  If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you! Email your CV to with a short description of why you want to be part of our volunteer team and why you think you'd succeed at this role. Please don't forget to put your role title in the email subject line!* 

*If you believe you'd excel at multiple roles, please do mention what other role(s) you might want to partake in if your original application is unsuccessful. We are a volunteer run organisation, so if you would like to work with us and you are a good fit for another role, we will do our best to keep you on!'


Please see below for the individual role descriptions. 



The social media coordinator will gather content from Communications and Commercial sides of the marketing team as well as Outreach teams to ensure all necessary content is shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This role manages the Content Developer who assists the coordinator in devising social media copywriting. The role also involves monitoring social media analytics to ensure the delivery of content is efficient.


The Content Developer will be regularly briefed by the Social Media Coordinator or other team members to write content to be shared on social media, the e-newsletters, and the website. This individual must have excellent written communications skills and keen interest in writing, as well as the ability to adapt their writing tone for different types of outlets.


The web developer assists the Head of Marketing and Communications manager in updating the website, particularly prior to the Festival, to ensure all necessary content is available for the public. This would include updating the website regularly with any upcoming events and important information, as well as monitoring web traffic.


This role is responsible for writing press releases, reaching out to the press in the city and spreading the word about the Festival and other ESAF activities to local and national publications as well as bloggers, online arts websites, etc. This role is supervised by the Communications Manager. The Press Coordinator should also be working closely with Outreach to shed positive light on our relationships with our creative partners.


We require an in-house graphic designer, with strong experience in Illustrator and InDesign, to work on enlivening our visual content in print and online. It is a great way to build up a strong portfolio, therefore we encourage students from digital arts disciplines to apply.


Are you a budding photographer needing to build up your creative portfolio? We want an in-house photographer/videographer on hand to work on promotional photography, trailers, video projects, artists profiles and more - very diverse and a way to truly exercise your creative style.