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Festival General Manager, Liverpool Irish Festival

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 30 May 2016.

Salary £28k (pro rata) Part time (.6FTE)

The Liverpool Irish Festival enjoys a prominent position in Liverpool’s annual calendar of cultural events. Its imaginative arts programme includes music, drama, film and literature, alongside educational, community and local heritage activities.

The Festival is seeking to engage a year-round, part-time, freelance General Manager. The Manager will ensure the effective design, development and delivery of Festival activities, have lead roles in Festival day-to- day administration, maintaining and building partnerships, and acting as the first point of contact for all Festival enquiries.

You will be an accomplished multi-tasker with a passion for the arts, complemented by excellent verbal and written abilities. You will have substantial experience in a lead role in a relevant arts capacity or similar role and a successful track record in arts programming/events management. Experience of managing relationships with partner and stakeholder organisations will be essential and the ability use social media effectively will be desirable.

The post is home or office-based, with access to a laptop and mobile phone. This is a challenging and enjoyable opportunity to work with a supportive Board and alongside freelance staff with expertise in design, website design, and PR to build on this unique celebration and the successes of previous Festivals.

Request a job description and person specification from

Prospective candidates are invited to submit a CV and a supporting statement, no longer than 2 typed pages, describing how they meet the person specification, by 5pm on Monday 30th May to

Additional information about the Festival can be found at our website:

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Greg Quiery on 07854 415721.