Young people stand in a row holding white flags that read 'HELLO' in field.

Could you be our next Director?

We’re the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, and a leading international platform for supporting the development, production and presentation of ambitious new work by artists working in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Each year the Festival works in partnership with Scotland’s visual arts sector, to present a rich and varied programme of exhibitions, publicly sited commissions and events, the vast majority of which is free at the point of access. Partnership is at the core of the Festival’s model, and critical to the development and delivery of the charity’s ambitions.

Zoë Walker stands in costume with young people on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich: The Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership Opening the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017

Working to become a more inclusive and diverse organisation, we welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented within the organisation, and within the visual arts. Our full Equalities policy can be found here.

Our Board are seeking an exceptional and visionary candidate. With an excellent artistic vision, you’ll also be responsible for commercial development, strategy, planning and management. You’ll also have an appetite for unusual and challenging projects.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Edinburgh Art Festival on this appointment.

For further information about the role, including details on how to apply, visit Saxton Bampfylde’s website here.

You can also call Saxton Bampfylde on +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Activities as part of Edinburgh Art Festival Learning & Engagement Programme 2021. Credit: Sally Jubb Photography.