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Festival director, Glasgow International

Festival director, Glasgow International

locationGlasgow, UK
ExpiresExpires: 08/08/2022
Fixed term contract
£41,000 to £50,000 per year

Salary: £44,196.12 - £51,224.04 per year


We are recruiting a festival director for Glasgow International to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers.

Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest biennial festival for contemporary art, taking place over 18 days across the city of Glasgow. Renowned as a centre for contemporary art, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive centre of artistic production and display. Combining the characteristics of a visual arts biennial with an open submission model for artists and curators based in the city, GI is a truly unique event in the European cultural calendar.


The successful candidate will:

  • Provide key leadership in taking forward the delivery of Glasgow International, collaborating with Glasgow’s contemporary visual art sector, stakeholders, and other national and International partners to realise the ambition of Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary visual art
  • Lead on the creative and strategic direction, artistic vision and operational delivery of Glasgow International, ensuring the festival delivers agreed milestones on time and in budget across Glasgow International 2024. The role includes supporting the festival to embed influential and visible diversity at the centre of creative and artistic practice and activity across Glasgow Life, by centring the work of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists


Glasgow International sits amongst a series of festivals, events and community-based programme which sit in Glasgow Life’s Arts, Music and Cultural Venues (AMCV) portfolio.

The post holder will have the responsibility of steering and developing an anti-racist organisational culture in collaboration with staff. The successful candidate must have an understanding of the lived experiences of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, and we are therefore actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Visual arts / Design

Required degree level

  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)

Years of experience

  • Senior

Salary range

  • £41,000 to £50,000 per year