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Wigtown Book Festival: Guest Festival Programmer

Apply by 12am on Sunday 4th December 2022 for this full-time, temporary role based both remotely and in Wigtown.

The 25th Wigtown Book Festival takes place in late September 2023 and they 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. 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.

It is anticipated that the Guest Festival Programmer will work remotely, however the Festival requires 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.

Salary: £22,000 for 8 months

Contract: Full-time, freelance

Start Date: 1st March 2023

End Date: 31st October 2023

To find out more and apply visit the Wigtown Book Festival website.