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Job Vacancy: Artistic & Festival Director, Creative Youth

We are seeking expressions of interest for an Artistic & Festival Director for Creative Youth. This is a hugely exciting and rewarding role for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is hungry, a hard worker, who cares deeply for arts and culture, gets a buzz out of seeing an event they have organised run smoothly and believes that the nurturing of young artists is essential to the arts and cultural sector.

The role holder will be a creative producer, leading all event management and providing creative input for the charity in the contracted term. Their primary task will be providing artistic support for the Charity, creating projects, and activity that sit within the artistic and business direction agreed by the CEO and Board. They will have responsibility for directing The International Youth Arts Festival Kingston (IYAF). As Festival Director, the new Artistic Director will build on the past nine festivals visioning a bold, high profile, imaginative festival in 2018, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, in line with the cultural branding and ethos of the previous festivals and Creative Youth’s views and goals.

The ideal applicant for this role will have exceptional project management, event management and organisational skills, impeccable people management, exciting creative flair, a passion for the arts and a genuine and well-rounded knowledge of the cultural scene – not only in the UK, but across the world.

A full job description is available here: Artistic & Festival Director, Creative Youth

Full details of the charities work is available at http://creativeyouthcharity.org and details of the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston are available here http://iyafestival.org.uk

To apply:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your current C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this position to hello@creativeyouthcharity.org.

Please email this address for any additional information you may require. This position is a freelance position and the role holder will be required to work flexible hours in order to deliver the contract. The engagement would be for a fixed contract until September 2018, of approximately 158 days (depending on start date an average 4 days a week) on an agreed daily rate (circa £150). Contract to be reviewed in September 2018. Probationary period – three months.

The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.

Deadline:
The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.