Solas Festival Staff Vacancy – Deputy Festival Coordinator

Solas Festival Staff Vacancy – Deputy Festival Coordinator

Applications by CV and covering letter to office [at] solasfestival [dot] co [dot] uk. Closing date is Wednesday 28th December 2011; interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th January 2012.

Solas Festival is a new and growing event, which features a broad arts programme, providing an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of experience. The organisation is predominantly volunteer-led, with a large and committed group of individuals giving generously of their time, energy and talents to make the festival possible.

Solas Festival is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our staff and help deliver our third summer arts festival (22nd-24th June 2012, at Wiston, South Lanarkshire). Working closely with, and reporting to, the Festival Coordinator, the postholder will take responsibility for a range of festival planning areas, including aspects of programme, site, marketing, volunteer management and general administration. The remit is wide and variable, potentially including any of the tasks currently carried out by the Festival Coordinator, and to some extent will be shaped around the experience and strengths of the right candidate. The post is offered on the basis of a temporary self-employed contract.

Good communication skills are a must as the postholder will be required to attend meetings on behalf of the organisation and to line manage volunteers. Excellent organisational skills are also essential. Must be flexible and willing to work irregular hours when required, including occasional evenings and weekends, particularly as the festival approaches. Must be available over festival weekend and ideally throughout the whole of June 2012.

Solas Festival derives inspiration and values from its roots in the broad Christian tradition. This underpins our commitment to equality, justice, beauty and hospitality. Our aim is to create a space which is tolerant, inclusive and free of prejudice. We simply ask that all staff and volunteers be willing to work in sympathy with these values and aims.

Find out more at; enquiries to office [at] solasfestival [dot] co [dot] uk.

Solas Festival is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC041434, and a Company Limited by Guarantee,
registered in Scotland, No. SC371181.  Registered Office Address: 110 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0PS