Jobs at the Book Festival

Vacancies

Deputy Programme Director (Adults)

Full-time, permanent
£35,000 to £38,000 plus 5% pension contribution

We’re looking for a creative and resourceful individual to work closely with the Director of the Festival to shape and deliver our extensive programme of events for adults.

The role of Deputy Programme Director (Adults) offers an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a programme that celebrates the best writing and publishing from Scotland and across the globe, encourages thoughtful engagement and discourse, challenges expectations and inspires people of all backgrounds.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 23 January 2020, 5pm. Interviews will be held at the Book Festival’s office, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR on Friday 31 January 2020 (exact date to be confirmed).

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a detailed CV and a covering letter to sophie.moxon@edbookfest.co.uk.Your letter should outline how you meet the person specification and why you want to be part of the Book Festival team. You may include any other information to demonstrate your suitability and support your application.

Job Description for Deputy Programme Director (Adults)
How to apply for Deputy Programme Director (Adults)


Marketing Officer

Fixed term, full time: Monday 2 Mar – Friday 25 September 2020
£22,500 pro rata + 5% pension contribution

The Marketing Officer will be involved in all aspects of marketing the Edinburgh International Book Festival to meet the aims of its marketing and communications strategy, including contributing to the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the campaigns for our Citizen festival in May and the August Book Festival.

This is a varied and stimulating role for a creative and motivated arts marketer to further develop their skills and be part of our ongoing success.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30 January 2020, 5pm. Interviews will be held at the Book Festival’s office, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR around w/c 10 February 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed).

Job description for Marketing Officer
How to Apply for Marketing Officer
Apply online for Marketing Officer


Marketing & Press Assistant

Fixed term, full time: Mon 9 Mar – Fri 25 Sept 2020
£19,000 pro rata + 5% pension contribution

The Marketing & Press Assistant will play a valuable role in supporting the marketing team to successfully deliver 2020 campaign activities, co-ordinating elements of the marketing for our Citizen festival in May and the August Book Festival. This is a busy and varied role requiring excellent organisation and interpersonal skills and includes contributing ideas to planning, looking after distribution lists, assisting with social media activity, copywriting, proofreading, monitoring media coverage and helping with filming and interviews. A great opportunity for a highly organised and enthusiastic person to boost their event marketing knowledge and skills.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30 January 2020, 5pm. Interviews will be held at the Book Festival’s office, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR around w/c 10 February 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed).

Job description for Marketing & Press Assistant
How to Apply for Marketing & Press Assistant
Apply online for Marketing & Press Assistant


Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager

Full-time, permanent
£30,000 - £34,000 per annum (dependent on experience) plus 5% pension contribution

We’re seeking an ambitious individual for the role of Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager. This role will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing development of a corporate fundraising strategy, as well as the management of a portfolio of key major sponsors.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 January 2020, 5pm. Interviews will be held at the Book Festival’s office, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR around w/c 28 January 2020. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Job description for Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager
How to apply for Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager
Apply online for Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager


Individual Giving Manager

Full-time, permanent
£30,000 - £34,000 per annum (dependent on experience) plus 5% pension contribution

We’re seeking an Individual Giving Manager to support the success of the Book Festival’s development team. This is a new role which will be responsible for managing Friends and Patrons schemes, be closely involved in the strategic planning and management of individual giving campaigns and assist in the planning and implementation of an updated Legacy Giving campaign strategy.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 January 2020, 5pm. Interviews will be held at a central Edinburgh venue (venue tbc) in early February (exact date to be confirmed)

Job description for Individual Giving Manager
How to apply for Individual Giving Manager
Apply online for Individual Giving Manager


Information about temporary Festival staff recruitment

We employ over one hundred dedicated and enthusiastic temporary staff each year including short-term staff during August and longer term staff from April/May to September. We expect hard work, commitment, an interest in the arts and a positive, enthusiastic attitude. In return you get a fantastic learning experience that is loads of fun and the opportunity to make valuable contacts. Additional perks include discounted books and access to some of the world's greatest author events. Because of the huge number of applications we receive, and the relative shortness of the contracts, relevant experience is a must.

Please be aware that:

  • We are unable to contribute to accommodation, living and travel expenses.
  • We do not appoint without interview.
  • All candidates will be asked to show evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK if selected for interview.
  • We do not accept speculative applications for positions which are not listed on this page.
  • We do not offer work experience, internships or volunteering opportunities.
 
Living Wage employer logo

Follow

EBulletins