Artistic Director / General Manager at Endelienta

Application closing date: 30 Oct 2020 12:00am

Based: Cornwall

Salary: £1500 per month

Position: General Manager

Contract: Part Time


Now approaching its 9th birthday, Endelienta has been successful in establishing a thriving year-round programme at St Endellion and in North Cornwall.  The new director/manager will have to nurture the organisation through the difficult Covid-19 times.   The 2020 North Cornwall Book Festival, one of the jewels in Endelienta’s crown, has had to be postponed, along with the two classical music festivals run by Endelienta’s sister charity, the St Endellion Festivals Trust.   At present, a much-curtailed programme of concerts, with small socially-distanced audiences, is happening through the autumn, but we have not been able to proceed with a planned community outreach music composition project in schools, nor with our rich reflective days, nor with the annual cross-arts residency, nor with our art exhibitions.  Our monthly Make Club is still happening, and our Book Club and Poetry Club are happening on line, and each week, the Book Festival is publishing a short video featuring the writers who were originally coming to the 2020 Book Festival – most of whom we hope will be able to come in 2021.

It will be the Director/Manager’s job to lead the organisation’s staff and volunteers  through these strange times, maximising the opportunities to provide live performance to sustain the artistic experience of its growing audiences and the livelihoods of the artistic community.

This is a 6 month fixed-term 0.6 contract for £1500 per month, renewable subject to available funding.

You can download the full job description and person specification for the role and a background paper from  You can also download the 2019-20 Annual Report.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV with a supporting letter and details of 2 referees to Ian Sandbrook, chairman of Endelienta, by email to

Please keep the CV to one page in length and the supporting letter to a maximum of two pages.
Please make sure that you give an email address for each of your two referees.

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