12 Oct 2021

OPPORTUNITY – Director, International Agatha Christie Festival

Director, International Agatha Christie Festival

We are recruiting a new Director to help achieve the charity’s ambitions in education, the arts, culture and heritage, delivering an annual week-long Festival in September and helping to perpetuate the legacy of Agatha Christie, best-selling author of all time.

The role is offered on a part-time, one year fixed term contract basis (averaging 2 days or 16 hours per week) with the possibility to extend to further years, dependent upon funding. It is understood that the candidate will be available full-time during the lead up to and the delivery dates of the Festival itself which is currently planned to take place 10-17 September 2022.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Festival partners and community groups to deliver the proposed 2022 Festival, some elements of which are already agreed and secured.  Alongside curating and producing the 8-day Festival programme across the English Riviera, the candidate will work with a number of local community-based charities and civic organisations to deliver arts engagement projects designed to benefit both young and older people in the Bay. The candidate will work closely with the Chair and Trustees of Agatha Christie Festival Ltd to help raise match funding for the Festival to equal that already secured from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant programme and to plan for future years.


To download the Job Description and Person Specification, click here

For a Word version of the application form, click here

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role or the application process, please email the chair of Agatha Christie Festival Ltd, Heather Norman-Soderlind at chair@iacf-uk.org

All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.