Festivals Edinburgh seeks Programme Manager – International and Creative sector connections

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Festivals Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Remuneration: £36,000 per annum


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Festivals Edinburgh is the high-level organisation created and driven by the directors of Edinburgh’s 11 major international festivals, to take the lead on their joint strategic development and work to sustain their leadership role locally and globally. While the Covid-19 pandemic has made international working highly challenging, we are focusing our efforts in the coming season on digital networking to sustain our international role, position and profile, and on widening creative connections across Edinburgh and Scotland.

You will have extensive experience in leading cultural project management, with an understanding of the complexities of international working. You will be an energetic and enthusiastic cultural management professional and expert relationship manager who combines a natural flair for collaboration with excellent organisational skills. You will be a natural communicator who has an ability to make things happen on time, on brief and on budget.

Reporting to the Director of Festivals Edinburgh, the Programme Manager will lead on high level initiatives supporting our objectives around internationalism, investment, reputation building and creative sector engagement, informed by the Festivals’ individual and collective ambitions.

You will also coordinate key partnerships and working groups with our member festivals and major stakeholders, and lead for Festivals Edinburgh on delivering the Momentum Programme – a tailored programme hosting international delegations around the Edinburgh Festivals in August which is a partnership project with Creative Scotland and British Council Scotland.

To apply:

For full details, please visit our website.

Festivals Edinburgh is committed to equal, fair and proper employment opportunities. We actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job by email to Kirstie Allan, Festivals Edinburgh Administrator, at recruitment@festivalsedinburgh.com, and let us know about any queries via the same address.