Operational Director (Maternity Cover)

27 April 2022

Wigtown Festival Company

Operational Director (Maternity Cover)

Wigtown Festival Company is seeking an individual with a high level of experience in managing and supporting a small team to provide maternity cover for the Operational Director.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for: writing and circulating speaker contracts for Wigtown Book Festival 2022; coordinating invitations to special events within the programme; liaising with funders; and supporting the WFC team to ensure that all deadlines are met.

The post is temporary, for a period of 17 weeks from 27 June until 23 October 2022. Equating to the average 32 hours per week over 4 days with the expectation that the successful candidate will work the 10 days of Wigtown Book Festival from 23 September – 2 October 2022. Hours and holiday allowance within this time to be negotiated with the successful candidate. The place of work is Wigtown Festival Company Offices, 11 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN.

The ability to support others while also managing your own workload is essential.

View the full job description here.

Applications must include:

  • A completed application form (downloadable here)
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV with contact details for 2 referees

Closing date Thursday 19 May 2022 at 5pm. Interviews will take place (in person, in Wigtown) on Thursday 26 May 2022.

Wigtown Festival Company is limited by guarantee with charitable status. SC037984.