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Festival Director, York Literature Festival
Deadline: Fri 6 Apr 2018
York Literature Festival is seeking a Festival Director for its 2018/19 season. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director will have overall responsibility for the organisation, marketing and delivery of an engaging programme of literary events throughout the year but particularly for the festival itself which takes place at the end of March 2019.

York Literature Festival was established in 2007. It has grown steadily ever since and is now recognised as one of the leading literary events in the North East of England. In 2016 the festival was successful in gaining charitable status and currently enjoys the support of Baillie Gifford as part of its nationwide sponsorship programme.

The festival contributes to the cultural life of York and the surrounding area and thrives on the goodwill and participation of many local groups, organisations and individuals. In addition to bringing a selection of the top artists to York from around the country, the festival also showcases the work of many local up and coming writers.

The post of Festival Director will be offered for one year commencing 1 June 2018 on a contractual basis at a level of remuneration to be agreed by the Board. The successful candidate is likely to have had experience of working in a literature, arts or festival environment and of managing events in such fields. They will need to demonstrate both a flexible approach and the ability to meet deadlines and to be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.

To express an interest and to obtain further information and a full job description, please email the Chairman at or call him on 07885 068259 for an initial informal conversation about the role.

Further information regarding York Literature Festival can be found by visiting our website

Deadline: 6 April 2018

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York Literature Festival
Contact Name:
Nick David
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