Location: Dartington

Contract: part time

About the role

The Dartington Hall Trust is seeking a successor to build on the achievements of the current Artistic Director, Joanna MacGregor, to grow and lead the Dartington International Summer School & Festival for three years from 2020.

The Dartington International Summer School & Festival a world-class festival of music and learning comprising workshops, masterclasses and a full programme of evening concerts and performance.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to build on their creative and commercial ambition, and forge a three-year artistic vision for the Summer School & Festival, devising the artistic content for the programme of courses and public concerts within the remit and ethos of the Dartington Hall Trust.

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of artists and repertoire embracing the whole spectrum of musical experience, a keen interest in other arts forms, a commitment to music education in the broadest sense, an ability to attract new audiences whilst nurturing our existing loyal audiences, excellent professional networks, a collaborative working approach and an understanding and experience of the cost-management of courses, concerts and projects.

The Artistic Director will find inspiration in the vision of the Dartington Hall Trust as well as their own creative vision for a music programme that is diverse, accessible, progressive and inspirational to artists, participants, bursary students and concert goers.

This is a Freelance position, £20k – 25k per year. Three year, fixed term contract.

Closing deadline

25th June 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal visit during the Summer School and Festival (28 July – 25 August 2018)

Interview Date: 20 September 2018 and 27 September 2018

How to apply

Applicants should submit an expression of interest with a detailed CV to Amy Bere, Executive Director, Dartington Arts.  amy.bere@dartington.org or in writing: Barn Office, The Dartington Hall Trust, Totnes, TQ9 6EL.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, or the Summer School & Festival, please call Amy on 01803 847015.

For further information visit the Dartington website.