Guest Festival Programmer

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2 November 2022

Guest Festival Programmer Commission

Wigtown Book Festival 25th Anniversary


The 25th Wigtown Book Festival takes place in late September 2023 and we are looking for a Guest Festival Programmer to design and deliver an outstanding 10-day event to mark the occasion. The Festival, which takes place in Scotland’s National Book Town, has grown to become one of the best-loved events in the country’s arts and cultural calendar. What makes the role so special and exciting is that Wigtown is much more than a straightforward book festival. Books are just the beginning. It’s an innovative, quirky and characterful celebration of literature, stories and storytelling in many forms. In addition to a multitude of guest speakers there is music, performance, art and much more. The Festival also has deep community roots and is a celebration of Galloway and its rich literary culture.

We anticipate that the Guest Festival Programmer will work remotely. We require them to visit Wigtown for two to three days at least once a month between March and the end of August and then to be situated in Wigtown for the whole of September until completion of the Festival on 1st October.

Application Deadline: 4th December

Fee: £22,000 for 8 months, fulltime, freelance

Location: Wigtown, remote working.

Start Date: 1st March 2023

End Date: 31st October 2023

View full job description and person specification here.