Festival Director, Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Festival Director, Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 5.00pm

Cúirt International Festival of Literature seeks a visionary and highly motivated Festival Director.

The Festival Director leads Cúirt’s artistic creative and executive direction and is responsible for all aspects of the festival, delivering the April festival and year-round artistic program within approved budgets and timeframes.

The Festival Director shows a deep commitment to literature and exceptional programming and curatorial skills in the area of literature in all its forms of expression. The successful candidate will demonstrate strategic thinking and leadership, an understanding of the importance of values led working and the ability to grow the festival’s reach and impact. The Cúirt Festival Director will be a creative and focused individual, who will work with a wide range of partners to deliver an ambitious and sustainable programme that is a model of excellence regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Festival Director will be responsible for leading and delivering an annual week-long literary festival and a programme of associated literary projects throughout the year. The Festival Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, budgeting, and implementing the artistic and programmatic focus of the festival in consultation with the Festival Manager and Galway Arts Centre’s Director/Curator and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Visit cuirt.ie/workwithus to download the full candidate information booklet and for details about how to apply.

How to Apply:

– A cover letter (max. two A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the role, why it is of interest and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

– A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant academic and professional qualifications and experience, and achievements in your career to date.

– Title your email “Cúirt Festival Director Application” Please submit your application by email to Galway Arts Centre General Manager: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is: 5pm Wednesday 3 August 2022

Galway Arts Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups including ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Galway Arts Centre will acknowledge all applications received by email only. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within two working days of submission, please contact [email protected] to ensure your application has been received.

Further information about the role and queries are being managed by Festival Manager: [email protected]

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Published on 13 July 2022

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