International Projects Officer - Momentum

£27,600 p.a. (pro rata)
Closing date:
19 April 2021

Festivals Edinburgh is seeking an experienced project officer to support the development and delivery of the Momentum 2021 programme.

Festivals Edinburgh is the high-level organisation, created and driven by the directors of Edinburgh’s 11 major international festivals, to take the lead on their joint strategic development and work to sustain their leadership role locally and globally.

Project: Momentum is a delegate programme, based in Edinburgh, which runs for the last week of July and throughout the month of August. It provides a dynamic platform for key cultural players from across the world to engage and build relationships with the Edinburgh’s Festivals, the wider Scottish cultural sector, and the international community that flocks to our city during the peak Festivals season. It is delivered by Festivals Edinburgh on behalf of Edinburgh’s Festivals, British Council Scotland, and Creative Scotland.

Job purpose: The International Projects Officer supports development and delivery of the digital Momentum 2021 programme. The role involves project management to deliver the logistical and administrative structure for Momentum alongside ensuring our delegates have the best possible experience during their engagement. The role supports the Programme Manager, acting as a liaison for Festivals Edinburgh with key partners, contributing to the development of digital programmes for international delegations and providing support to delegates before, during and after their engagement. The role is an important part of a wider partnership team to ensure delegates’ digital itineraries are professionally and accurately managed and is the key point of contact between delegate hosts and other members of staff, including festival colleagues.

Salary: £27,600 p.a. (pro rata), equivalent to £106/day (plus workplace pension with 5% employee + 3% employer contribution)

Contract: 5 month fixed-term PAYE contract for 22 weeks from w/c 31st May to w/c 25th Oct 2021. The role is full-time for eight weeks from 5th July to 27th August 2021 and part-time (average 2.7 days a week) for five weeks up to 2nd July and nine weeks in September and October.

To Apply: Download the job application pack HERE for full details on the position and how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th April at 23.59

Interviews: planned to take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April via Zoom

Equal Opportunities: Festivals Edinburgh is committed to equal, fair and proper employment opportunities. We actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates.

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