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Adelaide Festival is seeking an Executive Director to join the team as preperation starts on Adelaide Festival 2018.

Executive Director

For more than 55 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.

The Adelaide Festival has a reputation as Australia’s preeminent arts festivals and plays a major role in maintaining South Australia’s reputation as a cultural leader. It is respected internationally for its excellence, innovation and artistic leadership. All events in the Adelaide Festival program are carefully handpicked as the very best that can be brought to Adelaide each year, with a curatorial approach that maintains a competitive edge against other Australian festivals. The Festival attracts interest and attendances from all over Australia and overseas.

The high regard with which the Festival is viewed nationally and internationally is evident by the large number of visitors that travel to the Festival each year in increasing numbers from all around Australia and overseas.

The Adelaide Festival has long been associated with South Australia’s creative identity on the international stage, and continues to invest significantly in interstate and international promotion to maximise marketing the State as a tourist destination, promoting a positive and forward-looking creative image of South Australia, enhancing this State’s reputation and creating a flourishing environment of vibrancy, and creativity.

2017 will mark the first Adelaide Festival presented by Festival Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. Both have established reputations of excellence throughout Australia and beyond and there is much anticipation about their first program. Neil and Rachel direct the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Festival.

We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial and collaborative senior arts manager to join us as Executive Director. Success will be reliant on first rate organisational leadership, strong strategic focus, excellent and sustainable commercial management, and a powerful understanding of the arts sector both in Australia and internationally.

If you feel you have the experience and background at a senior level that would make you a competitive candidate for the position, please contact the consultant assisting the Board to obtain the Information for Candidates pack that has details on the Festival, the role and the application requirements.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm ACDT Monday 13th March 2017.

Tony Grierson
AEGEUS Executive Search

P: +61 2 8090 9306