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Director - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Job details

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival
28 Feb 2020
Work type
Full time employment, Contract
Work classification
Literature & Publishing, Management & Admin


The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, Dunedin’s biennial celebration for readers, writers, and thinkers, is seeking a new director for a full-time, 16-month contract position in Dunedin.

The Festival is a vibrant boutique programme of storytelling, conversation, and live performance, a long weekend of immersion in the pleasure of the written word and examining ideas. 

The Festival Director -  you - will provide the Festival’s artistic vision and curatorial leadership, and is responsible for initiating, developing, and delivering the programme; nurturing and developing sponsorship and other relationships; and maintaining a healthy financial position.

You revel in literature, writing, and ideas, and are excited at the prospect of bending your strategic and imaginative thinking to creating extraordinary audience experiences. You’re a leader and a collaborator, and community is important to you, as are relationships. 

Write to us and tell us why this role is the next step on your career path.


Full time 16-month contract 

Salary range $73,000 - $78,000

Dunedin based position

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 February 2020

How to apply

Download a job description at bit.ly/DWRFdirector and email your application, including cover letter and CV, to festivaldirector@dwrf.co.nz

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5 Feb 2020