We need your help!

We need your help!

Sponsorship Managers– ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Dart Music Festival is a free-to -attend, 3-day event, run entirely by volunteers.

We believe passionately that the money generated over the weekend should stay in the town and, because of this, we turn down the income that we are offered every year by outside traders.
This means that we must find other ways of raising the £100,000 needed to stage the event. Over the weekend our fantastic volunteers sell programmes and wristbands and rattle buckets but over a third of our revenue comes from our sponsors. Our amazing sponsors fall into 2 main groups:
BUSINESS SPONSORS and FESTIVAL FRIENDS (private donors)
We are looking for two new committee members to join our lovely team and to take joint ownership of the sponsorship role for the 2025 event. (with the option to work alongside the current manager for 2024)

We are fortunate to have lots of fantastic businesses who sponsor our Festival every year.
Our BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP MANAGER will be responsible for:

  • liaising with them to renew their support and collating the information that we need to ensure they receive the benefits outlined in their sponsorship package.
  • You’ll need to approach potential businesses, either face to face, on email or phone, to ask if they would like to support us, but please be assured that There is NO HARD SELL.
    We have packages from £75.00 – £2000.00 so hopefully we can offer something for everyone, but we completely understand that not every business can, or wants to, support us.
  • You will need to generate invoices on Xero ( no previous experience required)

FESTIVAL FRIENDS MANAGER:  Our Festival Friends are a lovely, low-maintenance bunch:

  • No face-to-face meetings are required, just the ability to keep a simple spreadsheet updated and answer any questions they may have (mostly on email)
  • You’ll need to generate invoices on Xero ( it’s easy-peasy, we will show you how)

As the SPONSORSHIP TEAM:

  • You’ll work with our directors to sign off on the content of the sponsorship packages. We are always looking for new ideas to improve the benefits we offer.
  • You’ll offer content ideas for social media and newsletters to encourage new sponsors.
  • You’ll take the lead on organising our supporter’s party and making sure our guests have a great evening.
  • By the time the music starts your work is pretty much done. We hope you’ll be able to offer a few hours to help over the weekend, but it isn’t compulsory.
    Joining us for the “committee after-party” definitely is though 😊

We meet informally about 6 times a year (October to May) but are always available to support and chat through ideas.

If you’d like to know more, or to meet some of the team for an informal chat, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.  dmf.sponsorship@outlook.com  #dartmusicfestival #beapartofit