Director Vacancy

Friday 16 October 2020

Festival Director Vacancy

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and hard-working person with a passion for poetry to take up the freelance role of Director of StAnza, Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, which is based in St Andrews.

Having been Festival Director since 2010, Eleanor Livingstone will be stepping down after the March 2021 Festival, and as director-designate you will be able to shadow her during the run-up and delivery of that festival, taking over on 1 April 2021.

To maintain StAnza’s high reputation in the poetry community nationally and internationally, you will need the ability to deliver high quality cultural programmes, considerable experience in cultural administration, and a flair for communicating with a wide range of artists (from emergent to renowned), audiences and stakeholders.

Reporting to                                              The Board of Trustees
Project Fee                                                £18,000
Period of Contract                                   One year, freelance, renewable subject to funding and   
Days per week                                          Averaging three days per week (dependent on funding);
                                                                    the nature of this position requires flexible working, particularly
                                                                    in November and around the lead-up to and period of the
Base                                                            Home-working will be necessary. Engagement with 
                                                                    committees and other staff will generally take place in St
                                                                    Andrews, with meetings also in Edinburgh and online.


For full details of the post and how to apply, see here.

Application deadline: 6 November 2020