Top job! Director

  • Full time
  • £78,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 6th June 2024


  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • 35 hours (5 days) per week

Role

Looking for an exciting challenge at the heart of our world leading cultural brands? This is an unmissable opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the success of Edinburgh’s Festivals.

Are you looking for an exciting challenge at the heart of our world leading cultural brands? After nearly a decade of transformative leadership, our current Director is stepping aside, creating an exciting opportunity for a new leader - an unmissable opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the future success of Edinburgh’s Festivals.

Edinburgh’s Festivals are world-class cultural assets for Scotland with an international reputation and appeal unmatched by any other cultural event on the globe. They are distinctively Scottish and yet profoundly international.

Festivals Edinburgh is the high-level organisation, created and driven by the directors of those festivals. Our mission is simple - to work collaboratively to maintain and develop Edinburgh’s position as a world leading sustainable festival city.

Transformation and renewal in our operating environment brings unique opportunities to develop strong relationships with new leaders due to be appointed in 2024; and to work in partnership towards planned new investment from a pioneering Visitor Levy for Edinburgh that will benefit Edinburgh’s culture and heritage, city management and promotion.

This is a unique opportunity for a proven leader. You will have exceptional influencing skills, be able to broker and manage partnerships, and be a passionate advocate. You will be able to command the respect of peers and partners, and work collaboratively and authoritatively to deliver success.

Application notes

Recruitment deadline: 11.59pm on Thursday 6 June 2024

Interviews: will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 18 June 2024

Details of the full Role Requirement and application process can be found at: edinburghfestivalcity.com/jobs

Festivals Edinburgh is committed to equal, fair and proper employment opportunities. We actively encourage applications from currently under-represented groups, in particular people of the Global Majority and d/Deaf or disabled applicants. Please see application pack for further details.