The Artist Liaison team are responsible for making sure that all artists have a well-organised and enjoyable time at the festival.
There are various different areas to this team and as part of it you will spend time working in each, giving you a rounded and full understanding of the programming and artist provision on site. Please state in your application your preferred areas and any you are unable to do and why.
Part of your role will also be to support the other programming teams during their busy periods so you must be open to working alongside other teams for short periods of time.
It can be very busy, but you will be provided with all the support and training required, surrounded by friendly team who will make your experience an unforgettable one.
A can do attitude and the ability to use your own initiative is essential.
The different areas to this team include:
Big Friendly Help Desk: This is the reception desk of the Green Room and is the first point of enquires for the artists on site. To work in this area you must be able to think clearly under pressure and have a personable and welcoming personality. A good knowledge of the festival and programming provision is beneficial but not essential as we will ensure that you have the proper training and the tools and support around you to be able to answer all artists enquiries. Use of the online festival system will be essential, therefore confidence using a computer would be desirable and confidence in directing queries to the right onsite team where necessary. This role requires the ability to use your initiative and be flexible in your approach.
Green Room Hospitality: To look after the drinks station in the Green Room, ensuring that the stock is replenished, the Green Room is kept tidy and that the cups and cutlery are washed up throughout the day. The hospitality team are known for their warm and welcoming demeanour and act as the hosts of the space. To work in this area you must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to identify when artists might be looking for interaction and when they want to be left alone to work in the area.
Runners: This role is very varied and involves reacting to the needs of the artist and the artist liaison team on site. From escorting artists to and from venues, to making sure any equipment is transported to venues safely and in a timely manner. You will be supporting venue managers with their artist hospitality needs, looking after the talks venues, and supporting the artist in their requirements. To work in this role you need a can do attitude, a strong team ethos and the ability to use your own initiative.
This role requires all drivers to have a full UK driving license, which has to be provided before the festival starts. This role supports the main Buggy Drivers team, helping to escort artists and their equipment around the festival site.
You will need to be:
An effective team worker who is proactive, and shows initiative and ownership of the role
Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
Have strong attention to detail
Have strong communication skills
A personable individual and happy host, making artists feel welcome