Jewish Book Week seeks festival director

Jobs Tuesday, 13 June 2017

An opportunity to deliver a high quality and creative Jewish Book Week and out-of-festival events with high levels of attendance and publicity

The Jewish Book Council Trustees are seeking a new director for the prestigious international literary festival, Jewish Book Week, which takes place annually in February/March in central London.

The festival director and his/her team will be responsible for all aspects of the festival’s programming and production. The festival, which runs for nine days, comprises talks, discussions, performances, and a book fair. A growing programme of associated events takes place at other times of the year.

A background in publishing, marketing and event production would be advantageous, but not essential. The position requires a dynamic, experienced organiser, with a passion for books, an aptitude for maintaining excellent relationships with authors, publishers and partners and the ability to cope successfully with the unexpected. Applicants should be strong communicators both on paper and orally, successful fund-raisers and able to put together an exciting festival.

The role may be configured as full or part-time, depending on the candidate. A competitive salary and benefits will be offered.

Please apply to: You will be sent a candidate brief and application form to be returned by 23 June 2017.

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