Fringe News


25 July 2017

Dublin Fringe Festival is seeking a visionary Festival Director, an ambitious, determined and pioneering individual to lead this dynamic artistic organisation and its exceptional team.

As Festival Director you stand with and support artists. You ask hard questions and develop and implement strategies as you find the answers. You are a barrier breaker, a leader and a visionary. You understand and want to expand on Dublin Fringe Festival’s singular role in the Irish and international performing arts sector. You understand that the key to any successful artistic vision is the ability to attract, engage, and challenge audiences by placing the festival-goer at the centre of the Fringe experience.You enjoy forging partnerships and relationships in order to enable ambitious programming, and to connect Fringe to a range of allies, friends and supporters. Your strengths lie in bringing people together, developing existing infrastructure and fostering new opportunities. You set ambitious goals that propel Fringe forward and can be attained by the organisation on time and on budget.

You are a cultural leader. You are a fearless trailblazer who wants to create a space of ambition and experimentation in a festival that is artist driven and compelling to audiences. You will be a committed advocate for the organisation, its stakeholders and the sector as a whole.  You may be a producer, programmer, artist or curator. You may have years of experience curating and producing artistic events, or you may a have a bold vision for how you will form the next part of your career as Fringe’s Festival Director.

Throughout its history, Dublin Fringe Festival has maintained a leading role as a programmer of essential, contemporary ideas. We have championed the independent artistic voice, explored new ideas and forms and have given Fringe-goers a brave, audacious and celebratory Festival each September. As Festival Director, you will shape the future for this vital and dynamic organisation and chart the course to determine what’s next for Fringe.

More details and full job description here.

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