Join the team at Galway Arts Centre

Head of Literature / Cúirt Director Required

Galway Arts Centre seeks a Head of Literature to develop a year-round literary programme for Galway Arts Centre and direct Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Working with the Managing Director and the team at Galway Arts Centre, the Head of Literature is responsible for the development and delivery of Cúirt 2020 and will act as the main advocate and spokesperson for the festival.

The role:

The Head of Literature will be responsible for reintroducing a year-round literary programme for Galway Arts Centre and delivering the annual week-long festival Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The Head of Literature will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the festival from concept, development and content creation to delivery and evaluation. The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director and the Galway Arts Centre Board of Directors to meet set targets for audience development, ticket sales and income. Additional key relationships within in the organisation include the Cúirt Committee, Cúirt Reading Panel, General Manager, Head of Visual Art, Head of Theatre, seasonal staff and volunteers.

How to apply

Please email your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Galway Arts Centre and Cúirt. Mark your email “Head of Literature Application”. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.

Please submit your application by email to: paraic@galwayartscentre.ie

The closing date for applications is: 5pm, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

Interviews will be held: Tuesday, 8th October 2019

If you need any more information about the role, or have any queries please contact paraic@galwayartscentre.ie

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