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Friday, August 1, 2014

Wanted: Festival Project Manager for Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015



Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) is a biennial arts festival in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The inaugural EAFS happened in late summer 2013 and was produced by three leading arts organisations working in partnership: Wide Open, Spring Fling and The Stove Network. Key to the success of EAFS is collaborative and cross-disciplinary working. The EAFS team in 2013 worked with local, national and international artists, designers, producers and local communities to commission, curate, fund, co-fund and produce over 30 installations, exhibitions, talks, workshops around the themes of land, environment, and sustainability. EAFS has grown out of a long-term ambition for Dumfries & Galloway to become the international home for environmental art building on the pedigree and projects and artists connected to the region such as Andy Goldsworthy’s Striding Arches, Charles Jenck’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Dalziel and Scullion’s Rosnes Bench. EAFS 2015 will happen in a location in Dumfries and Galloway over 28, 29, 30 August.

About the Post

The Festival Project Manager will play an integral role in the success and development of the 2015 festival. We are looking for someone with both experience and passion – experience of arts project management, festival and events, fundraising and a passion for environmental art, design and sustainability. The initial appointment is part-time for a seven-month period, however the intention is that this will develop into a 4 (or more) days a week position between March – September 2015 with potential for this to continue beyond EAFS 2015 (subject to funding and performance of the successful candidate). This is a new post and the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and shaping the role and funding for the post in line with the ambitions of the festival and the team.


Employment will be on a self-employed basis for seven-months (with a review at three-months). It is anticipated the approximate time required initially will be 2 days per week between September 2014 – January 2015 and 3 days per week between Februarys – March 2015. This will be extended and increased through fundraising, which will happen between September 2014 and January 2015.


£5580 (62 days @ £90 per day between September 2014 and March 2015: approximately 8 days a month September – January and 12 days per month February and March 2015)

How to Apply & Interview Process

Covering letter, CV, two referees to be sent to (FAO Leah Black) Application deadline 5pm on 15th August 2014

Interviews will happen in Dumfries on Thursday 21st August (shortlisted applicants will be notified of their interview time by 5pm Monday 18th August)
Start date w/b Monday 8th September 2014
Download the full job description here

Please get in touch with Leah Black (Director, Spring Fling and Co-producer, EAFS) with any questions on or 01387 213 218

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