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Carnival Director

Deadline: 2 March

Please follow the link for a full job description: Cowley Road Works Carnival Director Job Description 2020

The Trustees now wish to appoint a Carnival Director to manage the delivery of Carnival 2020 and its associated projects. This includes working with a wide variety of stakeholders – arts and cultural partners, traders, grassroots community and cultural groups, as well as building relationships with businesses of all sizes for vital sponsorship of Carnival.

The Carnival Director will work closely with the Creative Producer on encouraging Oxford’s arts and cultural organisations to share work at Carnival, developing a series of schools workshops, and (funding dependent) a youth street theatre academy, a large-scale community music and dance project and more.

The role will work alongside a two day a week Director who oversees the charity, governance, core staff and statutory and grant fundraising.

Volunteers Coordinator

Deadline: 10 am 24 February

Please follow the link for a full job description Volunteer Coordinator JD 2020 web

At Cowley Road Works we love our volunteers! Starting bright and early on Carnival Day over 100 volunteers help our event team set up stages, direct food traders to the right spots on the road, help our Associate Producers get the musicians and dancers to the right stage at the right time and of course ensure that our thousands of audience members are having a fantastic time (and know where the loos are!) Without volunteers we simply could not run Cowley Road Carnival and as Volunteer Coordinator, you will be right in the centre of the action – recruiting, training and managing volunteers of all ages to support the wider team in delivering projects for CRW.

Associate Producers

Deadline: 5 April

Please follow the link for a full job description Associate Producer Recruitment Information 

We are recruiting a team of five Associate Producers to assist with the technical production of Carnival Day to be trained up to be this year’s zone managers. This is a chance to have input into what goes on at Carnival.

You must be available on Saturday the 4th of July, and on Carnival Day, Sunday 5 July. 


Deadline: 7 March

Please follow the link for a full job description 2020 Treasurer Recruitment Pack

We are seeking a Treasurer with strong finance and accountancy experience. Our current Treasurer steps down in April 2020.

The main duties of the Treasurer are maintaining the charity’s accounts, preparing the monthly management accounts for Board meetings and overseeing expenditure. The Treasurer has responsibility for the financial affairs and governance of the charity, and as part of the Trustee team the Treasurer steers the direction and governance of the Charity. As Cowley Road Works is a small charity there is the opportunity for more detailed/hands-on involvement in charity activities/events.

Board meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month from 5.45pm – 7pm in East Oxford.
Pegasus Theatre Magdalen Road, OX41RE.  Applicants must be over 18 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid.


We are now recruiting our volunteers to help with the run up to, and on Carnival Day itself. Three are plenty of jobs. With lots of interesting roles to choose from. Find out more about how you can get involved as a volunteer