Assistant Festival Manager – Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Contract: January 2022 – August 2022
January – May & September: 40 hours per week. Shared between our Head Office in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, on-site visits and working from home.
Festival months, June, July & August: Flexible working hours across various locations within the South Coast.
Salary: £26,000-£30,000 PA, depending on experience.
About Smoked & Uncut:
Smoked & Uncut is brought to you by the team behind Lime Wood and THE PIG hotels, the South's ultimate staycation destinations. A personal collection of small lifestyle hotels and restaurants where the focus is on authenticity, informal design, simple home-grown food, laid-back warm service and a genuine commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
Starting off life as a ‘guy and a guitar’ on a Sunday afternoon, Smoked & Uncut has grown over the past 7 years, welcoming 10.5k people in 2019, and directly benefits from the loyal guest followings of the hotels - who make up majority of the festival goers – an engaged and discerning audience who spend well and who celebrate and share the brand values.
About the role:
As our Assistant Festival Manager, you will be overseeing the operation of all in-festival restaurants across all Smoked & Uncut Festivals.
Reporting to our Festival Manager, Tim you will need excellent communication skills whilst dealing with all dining reservations. This includes pre-festival enquiries, such as special requests, dietary requirements, and group bookings. You will also need to liaise effectively with our festival chefs structuring and producing each of the festival menu’s.
Smoked & Uncut is home to a small array of glamping tents. You will be a point of contact for our glamping guests, ensuring they have a rememberable experience both before and during the festival.
Other responsibilities include, but not limited to: Creating rotas for our internal festival staff, conversing with all our hotels with the management of these teams. Supporting these teams during each festival ensuring our festival goers are embracing what Smoked & Uncut has to offer. Carrying out any other responsibilities assigned by, or in the absence of our Festival Manager.
We are looking for an active, multi-tasker who has experience within large food & beverage operations, or within music, food-focused events. Strong communication skills are a must, along with the flexibility to travel and attend all festivals within our South Coast regions.
As a Lime Wood Group & Home-Grown Hotels Employee, you can expect something a little different:
-Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
-Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
-35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa -treatments.
-28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 year.
-A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.
Plus much more…
After multiple lockdowns & furlough deadlines, we understand that job security is highly important. Whilst we cannot predict the future, our teams feel secure knowing that during these challenging times no one was made redundant and that everyone was included in our furlough schemes. If that is a business you would like to be part of, providing security you are looking for, then look no further.