The team behind the Women on Tap festival are offering two paid roles to freelancers. These individuals will support the directors with the organisation, delivery, and marketing of the 2021 event.

Women on Tap 2021

The roles are festival co-ordinator, a six-week contract for casual hours spread across the weeks leading up to and the festival itself, and a digital assistant, a four-week freelance contract to support the digital event admin and social media activity via casual hours. See womenontap.co.uk/#festival2021/opportunities for full details and information on how to apply. The deadline is 23rd April.

Secondly, the festival directors are looking to commission five creative pieces of work to launch and showcase as part of the 2021 festival programme. Proposals are now invited as responses to one of four key themes:

  • Women in lockdown
  • Beer: more than just a drink
  • A vision of equality
  • What is a pub?

A fee of £300 will be paid for each of the chosen commissions, which may be an article, podcast, poem, piece of music, photography, illustration, painting, short film, or something else entirely. For full details see womenontap.co.uk/#festival2021/creative-commissions. The deadline for proposals is 24th April.

Women on Tap founder, Rachel Auty, said: “We’ve relied on lots of goodwill over the years, particularly in 2020 when more than 40 women came together voluntarily to deliver a virtual event that really mattered to everyone who was involved in some way. Going forward, we are committed to opening up paid opportunities through our work.

“Ensuring we are in a position to pay the women we work with for their time and skill is a vital part of not only tackling equality issues, but also of Women On Tap CIC becoming a sustainable company that can continue to deliver on its equality purpose.”

Applications and proposals are actively encouraged from those from groups currently under-represented in the beer industry.

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