Job Description

The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for a Head of Staging to join the Production team. We want you to help us present this unparalleled celebration of the performing arts, which brings some of the most exciting and creative artists working today to audiences from around the world.

The Edinburgh International Festival is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We believe that an inclusive culture is the foundation for a successful workplace, and we strive to grow our diverse representation across our staff, our artists, and our audiences.

We are collecting data to measure the effectiveness of our recruitment methods, to ensure that they are fair. We strive to ensure our opportunities are accessible to people from all backgrounds.

We actively encourage applications from currently under-represented groups. We have identified ethnic minority backgrounds, and disabilities as the key areas we would like to focus our recruitment efforts in.

The role of Head of Staging is an integral role to the delivery of the Edinburgh International Festival. The person for the role must be an excellent communicator and be able negotiate directly with visiting companies, both nationally and internationally. They will have to be able to manage, delegate and supervise a team, which will vary depending on the demand of that year’s festival programme.

The job demands the utmost attention to detail during preparation and planning stages, which will be relied upon in the pressured and concentrated three-week festival period. They should demonstrate excellent knowledge of their field, being able to offer solutions with reference to up to date practices and ensuring Edinburgh International Festival deliver at the highest level.

Closing date is Monday 4 March 2024 at 12:00pm

Interviews will be held week in March 2024

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Registered charity number SC004694.

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