The Three Choirs Festival is a fantastic week-long programme of choral and orchestral concerts, solo and chamber music recitals, talks, cathedral services, theatre and more, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. At the heart of the modern Festival are large-scale evening concerts featuring the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and services and concerts sung by the professional choirs of the three cathedrals. The festival’s packed schedule of daytime events is augmented by the festival village’s social hub and community bandstand, and we run a growing community and outreach programme throughout the year.
The role’s short-term priorities will be to work with the Sales and Communications Manager to realise the recovery of audiences to pre-Covid levels, to support the development and delivery of the festival’s marketing strategy, and to deputise in the running of the ticket office. The postholder will know how to balance the unique character of each of the festival’s home cities with a long-term strategy to develop awareness and loyalty to the Three Choirs Festival brand with audiences from both the local area and further afield. You will be part of a small central team which supports a 300-yearold organisation with choral music at its heart and a mission to bring the joy and power of music-making to everyone. You will be enthusiastic about what we do, able to communicate effectively with a musically knowledgeable core audience as well as new audiences who are less familiar with our offering, and to act as an ambassador for the festival with audiences, partners, and performers.
The Digital Marketing and Sales Coordinator will have a particular focus on the festival’s digital output, looking after social media, rich digital content and resources, and photography, while supporting the Sales and Communications Manager’s broader overview and delivery of the sales and marketing strategy. The post-holder will also deputise in all aspects of the running of the ticket office, including assisting in the appointment, training and overseeing of casual staff, working closely with the Sales and Communications Manager. Full training will be given in our CRM database, Spektrix, and our web CMS, Craft.