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Freedom Festival Arts Trust: Festival Director Job (UK)

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Freedom Festival Arts Trust is looking for a talented and ambitious Festival Director to help refresh, develop and drive forward a year-round arts engagement programme, as well as commission and produce the annual Freedom Festival. It’s an exciting opportunity to join the team behind the festival with a local, national and international reputation of excellence.

Building upon nine successful years, the Trustees are looking to recruit a passionate visionary to move our team towards a brand new chapter of success.The ideal Festival Director will be a well-connected and highly regarded Senior Creative Leader with an excellent track record of curating diverse programmes for multi-generational and diverse audiences.

The Festival Director will see this role as a unique opportunity to curate a world-class, multi-art form festival which draws upon local, national and international talent. The Festival Director will programme exceptional activity which reflects the vision of FFAT, values its audiences and places Hull firmly as a destination within the festival and outdoor arts worlds.

The role will require relocation to Hull (UK), and regular national and international travel, and the ability to work flexibly on weekends, evenings and unusual hours during busy times and the festival. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The salary is 50,000 GBP pa (pro rata), the contract is permanent full time, and flexible working options will be considered.


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