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Community Connections Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £35,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 19th February 2024

  • Advertised from 5th February 2024
  • Contract: fixed-term staff contract for 2 days per week from target date 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
  • 3% employer pension contribution


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 maintain and develop Edinburgh’s position as a world leading sustainable festival city.

The Community Connections Coordinator is a specialist role focused on building connections between the Edinburgh Festivals around their engagement with local community groups and creative sector talent. The role will support the festivals to increase the range of individuals and communities they engage with as audience members, participants and workforce, focusing on those from under-served areas and backgrounds. It will do this through facilitating cross-festival knowledge sharing, supporting community and third sector collaborations, developing local creative sector connections and undertaking research, evaluation, reporting and fundraising.

The role has been supported by Scottish Government as a legacy of the five-year Platforms for Creative Excellence (PlaCE) partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals, City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government; building on the learning, insights and data generated though the programme.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic professional who combines a natural flair for collaboration with highly developed organisational and communication skills. You will have a minimum of three years’ experience in cultural project management and/or managing community engagement programmes – or demonstrable equivalent capability – and a good knowledge of the culture and community sectors in Edinburgh and Lothians.

Application notes

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, Business Support Officer at Festivals Edinburgh, at, and let us know about any queries via the same address.

Closing Date: Mon 19 February 2024, interviews 4/5 March