Job offer: Artistic Director (20h)

 Since 2001, the Festival im Volksgarten GmbH organizes the annual Winterfest, a renowned international festival for contemporary circus. This takes place in the Volksgarten Salzburg from end of November to the beginning of January. With almost 30,000 visitors, the Winterfest is one of the largest festivals for Contemporary Circus in the German-speaking world and the third largest cultural event in the city of Salzburg.

For the Winterfest we are looking for someone who will take over the position of the artistic director from spring 2019 onwards. The central task is the artistic design and an up-to-date development of an international operating festival for Contemporary Circus. Together with the managing director and the production manager, the artistic director forms the year-round management team of the festival.

Your profile:

  • several years of experience in the programming and conception of a cultural business, ideally Contemporary Circus
  • preferably, knowledge of the national and international circus scene
  • economic understanding of a festival company
  • team and communication skills
  • convincing, authentic appearance with social competence, far-sightedness, creativity and passion for this task

Your tasks:

  • conceptual planning of the Winterfest as well as strategic development and positioning of the Winterfest in the international circus scene
  • budget planning in close cooperation with the management
  • maintaining and setting up of co-operations with other local, national and international cultural institutions and circus performers
  • networking and representation at a local, national and international level

We offer:

  • flexible time management based on 20h/week on an annual basis
  • at least € 30,000 gross annual salary as remuneration
  • opportunity to work as a freelancer
  • an exceptional workplace with artistic freedom and an experienced team

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Please submit your detailed application (curriculum vitae, description of your previous activities and a sketch of ideas (in the length of an A4 page) on the future orientation of the festival under your artistic direction) with your salary expectations and your possible start date to by December 17th 2018.