Festival Coordinator (Journeys Festival International Leicester)

Salary £22,000 per annum (pro rata)

ArtReach is a creative producer based in Leicester, but with international profile and now recognised as part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio. Our annual cultural programme is wide ranging and since we established over 20 years’ ago, has featured some of the most spectacular large-scale carnival parades, major digital installations and pop-up theatre performances taking place on our streets and in open spaces for all to take part. Journeys Festival International (JFI) is one of ArtReach’s core cultural events and aims to share the experiences of sanctuary-seeing communities to a wider audience through great art and culture.

We are looking for a new part-time Festival Coordinator to join our Leicester team and help us to develop the Festival and to profile the many exceptional artists we seek to support through this important work. This role is fixed and part time at 2.5 days per week.

The Festival Coordinator will work alongside our Associate Producer and Executive Producer to deliver a 10-day multi-artform festival across 12 venues in Leicester City Centre working with artists from around the world. Journeys Festival International is proudly the UK’s first Festival of Sanctuary (accredited by City of Sanctuary). The Festival commissions and curates a programme of work that explores the refugee experience through artistic and creative encounters created by artists who have lived experience of forced migration, or who have explored the experiences of communities seeking sanctuary. It is a vibrant mix of performances and exhibitions, including: live music; visual, installation, film and digital arts; storytelling, poetry, dance and theatre; discussions and workshops.

Now is an exciting time to join ArtReach, following award of a large-scale Creative Europe project, this role will be part of the many opportunities to extend our network across national and international artistic partnerships.

The festival will take place from 6th – 16th August 2020. The successful applicant will need to be available for the duration of the festival.

Closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 31st March and interviews will be held on Monday 6th April. Full details of interview process will be shared with shortlisted candidates.*

The full application pack is available by downloading these documents.

Festival Coordinator JFI Job Description 2020

Equal Opportunities Form


* Please note that ArtReach continues to monitor the developments around Covid-19. This means that although we are actively recruiting at this time, this is subject to change owing to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have any queries once you’ve read the application pack please e-mail admin@artreach.biz.

An offer of employment with ArtReach will be subject to  satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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