The Children's Bookshow is a small arts charity, funded by Arts Council England, passionate about inspiring a love of literature and reading in young children. Each Autumn we put on children's literature events at 15 theatre venues around England: children's authors, illustrators and poets from all over the world perform for an hour to an audience of primary school children and their teachers. Alongside these events we run in-school author workshops and give free books to children.
We are looking for a confident, self-motivated, organised individual to help with promotional sales work and event organisation. The applicant will work mainly from home and will need to have access to their own computer, printer and telephone. The work will entail contacting teachers in primary schools by phone and email, selling seats for our events. There will be associated administrative work involving logging details of bookings, contacts and schools in a database, and sending out confirmation booking forms to participating teachers.
The applicant will also be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the event, by liaising directly with theatres front of house and technical departments. The applicant will be the main point of contact for teachers and schools coming to our events and will be expected to be a polite, efficient and engaged representative of our organisation, both by email prior to, and in person, on the day of event.
Most of the work will take place during term time between March and November. This is a part time job totalling 32 days a year @£125 per day.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, with supporting documentation, willing to work flexibly in accordance with the demands of the organisation and have the following skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
High proficiency in Dropbox, Word and Excel, and a knowledge of Powerpoint, Pages and Mailchimp is also desirable
Excellent time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines
Applicants should be confident, positive, have a love of children’s literature and be capable of interesting teachers in the performances by telephone.
An attention to detail and excellent organisation are essential.
The Children's Bookshow is committed to creating a workforce that is representative of our society. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and are particularly keen to hear from BAME and disabled candidates.
Deadline for submitting applications is Friday 21st February
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone before 1st March 2020
Interviews will take place in London on Wednesday 4th March
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.