Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Charity registered in Scotland SC010120

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is one of the world’s largest public celebrations of the written word, providing a lively forum for democratic discussion and the exchange of ideas. For 17 days every August, it brings writers, poets, politicians, journalists, thinkers and decision makers from around the world to Edinburgh to discuss and share stories about the things that shape our lives. 900 authors from over 60 countries appear in an eclectic and wide-ranging international programme of over 800 events, activities and workshops. The Book Festival also produces the Baillie Gifford Children’s and School’s Programmes comprising hundreds of events created especially for young people, and a year-round community programme takes the Book Festival on the road around Scotland to people in their own communities. During August the Edinburgh International Book Festival runs its own independent bookshops, which champion Scottish books and writing alongside the best international work, selling over 70,000 books each year. Around 240,000 visits are made to the Book Festival’s home every year, a specially created tented village in the leafy green space of Charlotte Square Gardens and along the west end of George Street, in the heart of historic Edinburgh – the world’s first UNSESCO City of Literature. The 2019 Book Festival runs from 10-26 August. edbookfest.co.uk / @edbookfest

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Top job! Communities Programme Director

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £38,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

Are you a creative and inspiring individual and a passionate advocate for the power of books, words and ideas to transform lives? We’re looking for someone to lead on the development and delivery of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s year-round national engagement programme, a wide-ranging series of events and activities in communities across Scotland.

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Top job! Children & Schools Programme Director

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £38,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

An unparalleled opportunity to create the world’s most joyful and innovative celebration of books, words and ideas for young people. Our Children’s and Schools Programmes encourage thoughtful engagement, challenge expectations and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. Outstanding vision and creativity coupled with excellent communication and project management skills will be required to deliver the best possible experience for audiences and participants.

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