Temporary Festival Assistant – Bloom! 2020
Make It York is looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to take on the temporary role of Festival Assistant for Bloom! 2020, which takes place in June in York. This is a varied and exciting role requiring an organised, highly-motivated and resourceful individual to support in the delivery of this busy, city-wide horticulture festival.
In July 2018, York held its first Bloom! festival. Drawing on the 250 year celebrations of the Ancient Society of York Florists – the oldest florists society in the world – the festival brought a quirky, fun, engaging and colourful event to the city. Offering over 120 events over a 4-day period, the festival programme included pop-up gardens, workshops, a traditional flower show, a trail around York’s hidden gardens, a veggie street food market, and everything in between. The festival engaged with 100+ businesses, individuals, community groups and charities from the area and was supported by a range of partners and sponsors, the headline sponsor of which was the York BID.
Bloom! and its supporters established a legacy fund to ensure that the 2018 festival’s achievements are continued. This has seen the delivery of three legacy projects and a mini village-fete-style event, held over two days in the Dean’s Park at York Minster.
2020 sees the return of the city-wide celebration, this year with the overarching theme of ‘Art in Nature.’ The festival will include pop-up gardens, a sculpture trail, a schools project, a window dressing competition and more. The overall number of events will be less than in 2018, but each will be bigger, better and more impressive.
The event runs from June 20th – 28th 2020.
The contract is for 4 months: late-March to mid-July 2020. Working the equivalent of 3 days (22.5hrs) per week (a maximum of 51 days to be worked over 17 weeks.)
The Festival Assistant will report to the Bloom! Festival Producer and the Head of Marketing & Communications
Responsibilities will include:
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience who is determined to help create a brilliant event:
The aim is for the successful candidate to start work at the end of March