We’re recruiting – Festival Manager 2022

Category: General, Festival, Take Part

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, experienced project manager, with knowledge and understanding of the Wirksworth Arts Festival, to deliver a successful event for 2022.

Festival manager graphic 2022

The Board of Trustees of Wirksworth Festival is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced project manager, with knowledge and understanding of the Wirksworth Arts Festival, to deliver a successful event in 2022.

The Wirksworth Festival is the oldest Arts Festival in the area, running for at least 30 years, with the main Festival taking place over ten days in September. The Festival consists of a curated exhibition, the Art & Architecture Trail where over 150 artists, selected by an experienced panel, show their work in around 70 homes and public spaces in the town, as well as various pop-up events, performances and more over ten days in September. Other activity takes place throughout the year, including an Online Art Prize and a 3-month Artist in Residence project. We work very closely with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver the Festival, including schools.

This post would suit someone with proven project management skills, experience in the Arts, experience and success in managing a range of diverse partners, volunteers and sponsors, ability to manage everyday administrative and budgetary tasks, and a can-do, get on with it attitude! The Festival is a registered charity and the post holder will be managed by the board of Trustees. We have a small office in a shared space, and a large storage building.

The successful applicant will have to be able to deliver the Online Art Prize and the Artists’ Applications process (March 2022), the lead up to the Festival (from May onwards), plus significant time in the lead up to and the ten days of the main Festival itself (July-September). The post would suit someone with other similar employment, someone managing a range of arts projects or someone able to offer time as laid out above. This position can be undertaken as either a consultancy or a salaried post of £12,500.

To apply for this role, please send a letter outlining how you meet the needs of the job description and person specification (downloads below) and email it to the Chair of the Festival, Carol Taylor – cazkinstaylor@gmail.com . If you would like to have an informal chat ahead of applying, please also contact Carol Taylor.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 January 2022.

Festival Manager Job Description 2022

Festival Manager – Person Specification 2022