Festival Director

The Festival Director leads Cúirt’s artistic creative and executive direction and is responsible for all aspects of the festival, delivering the  April festival and year-round artistic program within approved budgets and timeframes.

The Festival Director shows a deep commitment to literature and exceptional programming and curatorial skills in the area of literature in all its forms of expression. The successful candidate will demonstrate strategic thinking and leadership, an understanding of the importance of values led working and the ability to grow the festival’s reach and impact. The Cúirt Festival Director will be a creative and focused individual, who will work with a wide range of partners to deliver an ambitious and sustainable programme that is a model of excellence regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Festival Director will be responsible for leading and delivering an annual week-long literary festival and a programme of associated literary projects throughout the year. The Festival Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, budgeting, and implementing the artistic and programmatic focus of the festival in consultation with the Festival Manager and Galway Arts Centre’s Director/Curator and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

This is a full-time contract.

Download the job information pack for more information and details about how to apply.

The closing date for applications is now extended to: 11.59pm Sunday 21 August 2022.

Further information about the role and queries are being managed by Festival Manager: aisling@cuirt.ie.