Job Vacancy – DGAF seeks new Director

Following a successful 40th Anniversary programme Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival (DGAF) is recruiting a new Director.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is the largest rural Performing Arts Festival in Scotland. It has been running a highly successful Festival each May since 1979. In addition to the Festival, it now works with a network of local promoters, venues and community groups to provide high quality performances all year round, under the banner Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live.

Job Title: Director.

Hours of work: Full-time (35 hours per week). Permanent.

Location: Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival Office, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

Responsible to: Chair of Board of Directors.

Responsible for: Staff team & liaising with Board of Trustees

Salary: £30 circa

We are seeking to appoint a Director with the vision and imagination to lead the future development of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and Arts Live.

The Successful candidate is required to have the following key skills

Strategic planning skills
Significant experience in Event programming to deliver our 10 day Festival and year round Arts live programme
Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
Strategic financial management and budgeting
Desired Skills

Ability to identify and monitor funding sources
Evidence of writing successful funding applications
Experience and knowledge of Festival/Performing Arts programming
A good knowledge of the contemporary performing arts scene
If you wish to be considered for the post and would like an information and application pack, please email

Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Friday 9th August

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th August in Dumfries