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Strategic & Creative Director – Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival brings performing arts to the region, engaging with our artists and venue managers to create and stage performances which are vibrant, surprising, and far-reaching. We bring high quality, world-class productions to audiences across Dumfries & Galloway, supporting our communities to stage shows, investing in our performing artists, introducing our young people to live performance, and engaging people of all ages, from all walks of life, with our exciting programme.

We are seeking to appoint a Strategic and Creative Director with vision and imagination to lead the future development of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. We are looking for someone with:

  • A good knowledge of the contemporary performing arts scene;
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Significant experience in festival programming;
  • Strong evidence of writing successful funding applications

The job covers six key areas.

  • Programming the annual Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
  • Programming of Arts Live year-round.
  • Programming for Stage iT, our young people.
  • Writing funding applications and reporting on the overall projects.
  • Strategic financial management
  • Working with venues, promoters and performing artists across the region to develop skills and opportunities for the performing arts to flourish.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week); we are offering a salary of £37,000. This will be a one-year appointment in the first instance subject to the successful completion of a one-month probationary period. However, the Board wishes to make this a permanent post subject to successful funding applications.

The successful candidate will normally work from the Festival office at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

For more information about the role and the application process, please visit Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.