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Event Assistant

Children and Young People

Wigtown Festival Company is seeking an individual with an interest in arts administration and the delivery of cultural events for children and young people (CYP) to assist the Producer (Children & Young People) in the preparation and delivery of Wigtown Book Festival’s CYP programme in 2023.

The successful candidate will support the delivery of the autumn programme of activity for children and young people, including Big Wig Children’s Festival Wigtown YA, and associated Education Programme.

The post is temporary, for a period of 40 days between 12 June until 6 October, to include the 10 days of Wigtown Book Festival (22 September-1 October).

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Producer (Children & Young People).

The place of work is the Wigtown Festival Company Offices, 11 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN

Salary £3,488

To apply, send a cover letter and a current CV with contact details for 2 referees, to Producer (CYP) Andy Stewart at

Closing date Thursday 25th May 2023 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place in person on Friday 2 June 2023.

Read the full job description here.

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