The Southend Festival of Performing Arts is a competition over a two-week period in November. The festival consists of classes in five sections: Speech and Drama, Singing, Piano, Woodwind and Brass and Strings. Each section has a convenor who is an expert in that discipline, but they require administrational support to assist in correspondence, preparing for the event and support the section during the festival.
The role is ideal for someone who enjoys teamwork and working within the vibrant music and performing arts community of Southend. During the festival fortnight, section secretaries help with the running of their section and enjoy listening to and watching some of the very best local (and sometimes further afield) musical and performing art talent.
Section secretaries play a valuable role in ensuring the smooth running of each section throughout the year and during the festival itself. The commitment would involve attending meetings, working on one’s own outside of the meeting and being present for as much as possible during the festival itself.
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Section Secretaries would be expected to attend committee meetings which take place monthly or less. In the interim they may need to meet when required with their section. They would be expected to be available for the few days of their section during the festival itself. Committee meeting dates - 15th June 7.30pm 20th July 7.30 pm 17th August 7.30 pm 21st September 7.30 pm week commencing 30th October 7.30 pm Festival 2023 10th - 26th November 2023 Section dates during the Festival Strings 10th - 13th November Speech and Drama 11th - 15th November Piano 16th - 18th November Woodwind and Brass 19th - 21st November Singing 22nd - 25th November Prize Winners concert 26th November