Festival Director

We are seeking to appoint our first Festival Director, who will have a proven track record and flair for cultural administration and strategic planning, coupled with a passion for music and the ability to deliver a world class programme of concerts and events.

The Festival Director will be responsible for delivering the vision, mission and strategic priorities identified in the organisation’s 2017-2021 business plan - EPIC: Enthralling People Invigorating Communities. To inspire, lead, manage and create the conditions for the long term sustainability of the organisation. 

They will work closely with the artistic director, making a significant contribution to artistic planning and shaping the organisation’s year-round programme of events and activities. The Festival Director will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the Festival and year-round programme from concept, development, programming, delivery and evaluation. They will have a hands-on approach to administration, production planning, marketing, fundraising and financial management as part of a small dynamic team.

The successful candidate will have a passion for music and its transformational power on people and places. Your natural flair for cultural administration, the ability to deliver high quality cultural programmes; combined with motivational leadership qualities, is what we need to deliver our vision.

You will thrive on the challenge of ensuring long-term sustainability, bringing world class music to unexpected places, and will have the courage to lead the organisation into its next phase of growth and development without losing sight of our artistic vision, values and history. 

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious self-starter to work with a small dedicated team, a supportive board of trustees, and one of the world’s leading composers, Sir James MacMillan.  

The position is a 1 year fixed-term freelance contract, with a salary of £45-£50k (pro rata 0.6 FTE). 

For the full job description click here ; the business plan and appendices can be found here and here.

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (no longer than 2 sides of A4) to lynne@thecumnocktryst.com by 5pm on 8th Nov 2017. Interviews will be held weeks commencing 27th Nov and 4th Dec.