This Job Listing is about Alsayegh in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
About the job
We are currently looking for a freelance Festival Director who will lead and support the team in putting together exceptional proposal for a couple of festivals. The applying candidate should be available immediately for a duration of 1 month, which could be extendable based on performance.
Key Responsibilities, Duties & Skills
*The Festival Director will collaborate with festival management, partners, suppliers, and artists to enable the delivery of a broad and engaging range of activities.
*The Festival Director will provide the creative lead for the festivals, reflecting the theme of the exciting and diverse successful proposal.
*Will ensure efficient management of all aspects of the proposal, delivery of outcomes, budget management, and adherence to timescales.
*To provide leadership for all involved internal and external resources.
*To curate an exciting, broad-based, and varied program for the festivals, which reflect the overall ethos.
*To liaise with talents and makers from across various cultural forums to ensure that they have ample opportunity to be involved in the festivals.
*To liaise with the selected venues, ensuring the proposed layout and setup works appropriately and is programmed into the various spaces.
*To ensure that a significant part of the program engages with local people from a range of cultural backgrounds.
*To work with the management team to oversee the general programming, planning, and vision of upcoming festivals.
*To work within the guidelines of the festival’s strategic plan, goals, and objectives.
*Demonstrate experience in programming and the ability to generate creative ideas that lead to successful outcomes and experiences for festival attendees.
*Experience in event planning and management of arts and cultural programs.
*Extensive knowledge of the arts and cultural industry, policies, and current environment.
*Comprehensive knowledge of the UAE, regional communities, and demographics with an understanding to develop relationships with organisations from the community.
*Demonstrated experience in engagement with various community and cultural groups, local authorities, and other relevant communities.
*Excellent verbal and written skills.
Important Note: Please apply if you are available to start immediately for a minimum duration of one month.
Vacancy Type: Contract
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline: N/A