Festival Director for Encounter Festivals

Encounters Festivals Ltd is looking for an exceptional individual with experience of delivering high profile arts events or festivals to shape and lead the future development, programming and delivery of the annual Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. Applicants must have experience of fundraising from public and private sources, monitoring and evaluation and building strategic relationships.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is the UK’s longest running competitive platform of its kind and offers audiences and industry the best short films and animations on the big screen. As the country’s leading gateway to prestigious awards, the festival champions new talent and is one of the world’s best-known showcases and hotbed for emerging filmmakers and animators. Encounters also hosts a variety of eclectic activities for all ages including live music and performance, workshops, talks, exhibitions, outdoor events, pop-up cinemas and much more. The festival is in its nineteenth year and takes place in Bristol every September.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic individual to lead the development and growth of this well established festival.

Applications Due: 1st July 2013
Salary: circa £38,000 per annum dependent on experience
Term: Full time permanent contract
For a detailed job description and application form visit www.encounters-festival.org.uk/vacancy-festivaldirector or email liz.harkman@encounters-festival.org.uk for more information.

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