Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (more commonly known as GI) is a biennial city-wide, multi-venue Festival that takes place over 18 days in April/May in every even year. Established in 2005, the festival has witnessed impressive growth over the last few editions in particular. For the 2018 festival 90 projects were staged through the city across in 78 venues attracting 244,320 visits, with 97% rating their festival experience as good or very good.
The role will also play a leading role in developing opportunities for freelance artists through the festival and for developing the learning programme.
The Festival Manager is responsible for the operations of the organisation, ensuring that the festival programme is delivered to the artistic vision of its Director, on time and to budget with sound administrative procedures in place. The successful candidate will play a key role in fundraising and stakeholder relations, also working with the Director to increase income across trusts and foundations as well as commercial and donor support. The role will also play a leading role in developing opportunities for freelance artists through the festival and for developing the learning programme.
A senior manager within the arts with a knowledge of contemporary visual art, to be successful in this role you have a proven track record of managing people, teams and budgets; delivering large-scale events and projects as well as a strong history of fundraising, reporting and working with stakeholders and partner organisations.
A person specification and role profile are attached below.
Applications are to be submitted online, here.
We value diversity and inclusion and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under-represented in our organisation.
We offer a range of employee benefits such as an opportunity to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, generous holiday entitlement, annual leave purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, staff discounts (including Glasgow Club), flexible retirement, family friendly policies, flu vaccination programme and career break policy.
Please note that the hours of work are variable 28 - 35 hours per week.
This post is Fixed Term for a period up to 2 years.