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General Manager Vacancy – Summerhall

What is Summerhall?

Summerhall is a vibrant arts and entertainment hub in the centre of Edinburgh.  Our values are driven by openness, diversity, accessibility, equality, and innovation.

Summerhall hosts all kinds of events, parties, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, weddings, and meetings. It is home to a diverse community of creative artists, start-up businesses, arts and third sector organisations and social enterprises. 

As well as our year-round programme of performances, gigs, and events, Summerhall operates two vibrant hospitality spaces: The Royal Dick pub and The Gallery Bar. 

Summerhall runs a year-round artist development programme and presents a multi-award-winning programme of work as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our last full Fringe programme in 2019 hosted over 140 companies, delivering well over 2000 performances and welcoming 250,000 visitors.

Pre-Covid, Summerhall’s revenue was around £4 million per annum with a very busy calendar of over 1000 events per year.

Summerhall is currently reviewing its governance with the intention to secure its future and further support and develop the arts in Scotland.

What we are looking for…

Summerhall is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative person to lead our committed and enthusiastic staff team. This is a unique opportunity to take on the challenging and exciting role of General Manager at Summerhall.

In this first instance this position is offered for the period of one year to cover a leave of absence but may be extended.

The two key aims of this role are to develop the business, and to ensure the smooth running of Summerhall across all operational teams. This role sees a multitude of challenges and responsibilities across the business and the successful candidate will be someone open minded and flexible, who can think and act creatively and inventively to overcome and solve challenges.

For more information of the job role and how to apply, please visit: https://www.summerhall.co.uk/2021/10/job-vacancy-general-manager-1-year-contract/