Towards 2019 – job opportunities with BtB
Beyond The Border Wales’ International Storytelling Festival is a unique cultural event in Wales: the only international storytelling festival in the country, the leading festival of its kind in the UK, and regarded as one of the finest international storytelling festivals in the world. It has upheld the strong BtB brand with its reputation for excellence, international collaboration, inclusivity and intelligent, creatively themed programming, as well as providing a platform for Wales and Welsh culture to be seen and experienced at the centre of the international storytelling stage.
The festival is delivered by Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival ltd, a registered company and charity with stated charitable objects:-
“To advance the education of the public, in particular but not exclusively, those living in Wales, in storytelling and related arts and to further the public appreciation and taste in storytelling and related arts”
As Beyond the Border celebrates its 25 year history in 2018, it also looks forward confidently to a bright future, with plans for annual festivals from 2019-21 already in place.
We need to appoint 2 key people to assist the Board of Trustees to make those plans a reality.
David Ambrose, co-founder and long term Artistic Director has decided the time is right to hand on the baton. We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable arts professional to curate the festival programmes 2019-21. We want to appoint an Artistic Director who will be able to maintain the reputation for artistic excellence of our very special festival and develop an artistic vision to take us into the future. NB. Applicants need not be resident in South Wales.
Whilst the festival is our biggest activity, Beyond the Border is also more than that, delivering projects that provide professional development for storytellers and explore the use of storytelling as a means of enhancing social cohesion, education, inter cultural understanding and health and well-being. We are also seeking a Company Manager to work with the Board, taking responsibility for company administration and business development. This is a key management role in the ongoing success of Beyond the Border.
For further information about either role please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.