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Public Engagement and Festival Coordinator (Schools and Family) Temporary Cover, University of Cambridge

13 Jun 2023 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Closing date: 23rd July

The Cambridge Festival shares the research of the University of Cambridge with the public. Now in our fourth year, we are looking for someone with a passion for public engagement and events to help plan and deliver the next Festival, which will take place in March 2024.

The role-holder will take responsibility to develop and deliver our schools and family programme for the Festival, alongside supporting our year-round University-wide activities. This is an exciting chance to engage with people both locally, globally, develop new activity strands, and support researchers across the University to engage.

They will also build and manage working relationships with key public engagement and informal educational providers, both internal and external to the University, providing information, advice and training where appropriate.

The role holder will also lead on coordinating our volunteer programme that supports our festival event delivery.

On an ongoing basis, they will support the Festival Manager to deliver the Cambridge Festival, including the development of festival strategy, logistics, evaluation and health and safety protocols.

The role is located in the central Public Engagement Team, part of the Office of External Affairs and Communications at the University of Cambridge.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online here 

For all enquiries please contact David Cain, email:

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Fixed Term (maternity cover, expected to last for a period of ten months)

Closing Date: 23rd July 2023

Interview Date: 8th August 2023

Reference: AR3706

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