Audience Researcher Opportunities with Derby Festé


Derby Festé is looking for people to complete questionnaires with members of the audience attending this year’s festival. The work will involve completing short questionnaires with members of the public. The purpose is to gather information about what people think of the events.

The role

You will be required to work in and around Derby city centre during Festé to ask the public about their experience of performances using Arts Council England’s national Audience Finder survey. 

Why audience research?

  • It helps us to understand who comes to Festé and why they come.
  • It also helps us to see what people think of the event and the programme that is being presented.
  • All of this information helps to shape future festivals.
  • This ensures that Festé remains a world-class event that Derby enjoys, and is proud of.

About you

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable speaking to people face to face.


You will also be required to read through information about the survey before starting and participate in one 30 minute training session prior to your first shift.

This will provide you with techniques for achieving a random sample of people. It will also provide opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the questionnaire. This is likely to take place around mid-September, date and location to be confirmed.

Working Hours

Friday 27 September 2019

Hours: 4pm-4.30pm (training) 4.30pm - 9pm  

Saturday 28 September 2019

Hours:  1pm – 1.30pm (training). 1.30pm – 5.30pm, 1 hour unpaid break, 6.30pm – 9.30pm  

Hourly rate: £11

Hours may vary slightly. 3 vacancies available for Friday and Saturday, 7 vacancies available for Saturday only.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Grace Osbourne at with a brief description of your experience relevant to the role and state which days you would be interested in working.

Candidates will be selected through an informal phone or face to face interview within two weeks of the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 31st August 2019