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Become a Festival Manager

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Alongside the hundreds of individual music gigs that take place across the UK during the month of October the Oxjam Music Festival also hosts city wide takeovers.

These events are at the heart of the Oxjam festival. They showcase the best local music and bring together the community, all whilst raising money to help Oxfam end poverty sooner.

These city wide takeovers couldn't happen without dedicated Festival Managers, who manage a team of dedicated volunteers to make these events a reality in their town. So, are you up to the challenge?

Could you be an Oxjam Festival Manager?

Interested in taking over your town?

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We did it!

I really enjoyed my role as a Festival Manager as it allowed me to use my current event skills while developing my skills in event recruitment, project management and managing project teams. It was a great to achieve so many successes with my team and help better the lives of others while doing what we all loved!

Lindsey McGhie, Edinburgh

Being an Oxjam Festival manager was an incredible experience for me. I learnt so much about myself and the whole process gave me the confidence, skills and knowledge to go for opportunities I wouldn't have thought I was capable of before. Raising money for Oxfam and bringing the community together through music was the most rewarding experience of my life. I would recommend it to anyone.

Robbie Powell, Norwich

Managing the Oxjam Cambridge Takeover was the most valuable voluntary project I've ever worked on. I have learned more about what Oxfam does around the world and look forward to finding new ways to help support the charity. Having the chance to support some genuine local talent and see how much fun the artists and audience had was really fulfilling. Not only did I get the chance to become more confident in some skills, but I also learned some new ones so I am more employable, more confident in raising money for charity and have lots more professional contacts and friends. I look forward to seeing the success of future Oxjams!

Izzy Maxwell-Watts, Cambridge