Oxjam Leicester is short a festival manager for this years event, and they want to hear from you.

Oxjam is the UK’s largest grassroots festival, it’s a festival organised by volunteers, that puts local talent, people and venues at its heart. Every October dozens of multi-venue music festivals take place across the UK as part of Oxjam Music Festival. The festivals work with local independent music venues to provide a platform for up and coming musical talent, uniting music fans across the UK and raising money for Oxfam’s worldwide poverty fighting work. This makes Oxjam a truly unique DIY movement.

The Festival Managers are at the forefront of these festivals. They curate and run their own festivals in their home cities. They recruit their teams, book the talent and input their own creative flair. Oxjam gives Festival Managers all the training, support and advice needed to pull off a massive music festival as well as the chance to write their name into Oxfam’s rich musical history.

Oxjam is dedicated to providing a platform for unsigned up-and-coming talent, and over the years has built a reputation for breaking bands into mainstream consciousness. Notable alumni include: Foals, Everything Everything, Young Fathers, Drenge, Nai Harvest, Afrikan Boy, The Sherlocks, Esther Joy, Mystery Jets, Slow Club, Tall Ships, Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, Is Tropical, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, NZCA Lines, Benga, O.Children, Example, Declan Mckenna, Little Smiz, Dry The River, Slow Club, Joy Orbison, Misty Miller, Throwing Shade (Nabihah Iqbal), Jane Weaver, Sundara Karma, My Panda Shall Fly and Abe Vigoda

Sam Dewey, Festival Manager last year for Peckham said “volunteering as Festival Manager was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It was great to learn about how music events run, from booking acts to on-the-day management and everything in between. I don’t think anything will beat the feeling of accomplishment, knowing that we had done it, and that we had raised over £2,500 for Oxfam”

The deadline for applications in Leicester has now been extended to March 19th. Go to http://oxjam.org.uk/festival-managers to read more about the role and apply.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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