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ADMINISTRATORS: FuLl time, jun-dec 2019

Oxford Lieder is seeking two administrators to assist in producing our annual Oxford Lieder Festival in October; a Festival Administrator and a Publications Administrator. These paid positions are full-time for a fixed term of six-months from June to December 2019.

The Administrators will help to ensure the success of the UK’s biggest festival of song. They will play a vital role within a small, hard-working, committed and friendly team. Both roles are ideal for anyone wishing to gain valuable experience in arts administration. While we anticipate these positions will attract applications from recent graduates, we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and stages of career.

The Festival Administrator will assist in organising all elements of the Festival, from artist and venue liaison to organising festival volunteers, concert management, and post-Festival reporting and accounting.

The Festival Publications Administrator will produce all concert programmes and subtitles for the c.100 Festival events.

Further details about these positions can be found by clicking on the above job titles.
To apply, please send Taya Smith ([email protected]) a CV and cover letter by Tuesday 21 May 2019.


Our Festival Assistants (FAs) are enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working individuals who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Festival and play a vital role in the overall success of the Festival. Our FAs work as a team on a range of administrative and front-of-house duties and are additionally responsible for a specific aspect of the Festival. These paid positions are ideally suited to someone looking to gain experience in arts administration and events management: past FAs have gone on to careers in venue, events, and artist management and in hospitality. The FAs will need to be available throughout October, and will need to be resident in or near Oxford during that time.

Further details about these positions can be found by clicking on the above job title.
We welcome applications from 1 June 2019. To apply, please send Taya Smith ([email protected]) a CV and cover letter by 1 September 2019 or contact us with any queries. These roles will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis subject to a satisfactory interview.


We are looking for volunteers to help make the Festival a success. There are many ways you can get involved – stewarding concerts, page-turning, proof reading programmes, helping with Festival marketing and administration, providing airport transfers for our international artists. In exchange, you will get to experience some exceptional concerts for free. If you're interested, please contact Taya Smith ([email protected]) with your availability.