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Galway Theatre Festival GTF is seeking an innovative and dynamic Creative Director to lead the Festival through an exciting stage in the organisation’s development. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years starting in June 2021. Founded in 2008, Galway Theatre Festival has quickly become known for its fresh, innovative and adventurous programming of work by emerging and independent artists. In particular, it champions early and mid-career artists from Galway and the West of Ireland, offering a professional, curated platform that attracts audiences through its commitment to offering high-quality, engaging and imaginative theatre experiences.
In keeping with the Festival's location in the bi-lingual city of Galway, Galway Theatre Festival seeks to use and promote the Irish language, and to support artists making and presenting work in Irish. The Festival is mindful of gender equality and pays particular attention to respecting the gender identities of its artists and audience, and to achieving a balanced gender representation in its programming, team and board.
This is an exciting time in Galway Theatre Festival’s development. The Festival is currently finalising the strategic plan for the next three to five years, has partnered on a successful Creative Europe Project – Make a Move, and has successfully delivered the Galway2020 project InterAction, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Good understanding of the project management lifecycle of a festival and/or year-round arts
Excellent time management and prioritisation skills, and awareness of the importance of ahealthy work schedule and environment
An approach that values teamwork, collaboration, clear communication, entrepreneurialapproaches and a good sense of humour.