Harrogate International Festivals

Team & Vacancies


We Are Recruiting!

Harrogate International Festivals is the flagship arts Festival for the North of England. A charitable organisation, our passion and ambition maintains our position as an arts organisation delivering Festivals of national importance and dramatically increasing the cultural opportunities for Harrogate and the wider region.

Our small but perfectly-formed team, support one another to ensure the delivery of wide ranging programmes of the highest quality.

No two days are the same from singing with mums and their babies to dealing with national sponsors, publishing houses and artists. Working in a fast-paced festivals charity can be challenging at times, but the varied day to day role is something that we celebrate and support within the team.

As the arts and cultural world re-opens following the pandemic, there are a number of fantastic opportunities to join the HIF team. 

The deadline for application for all roles is Monday 20th December with interviews set to take place in early January.

To apply please complete the Application Form and submit with a cover letter advising why you think you meet the requirements for the role, and your CV.

All applications to be marked Private & Confidential and can be e-mailed to: sharon@harrogate-festival.org.uk or posted to Sharon Canavar, Harrogate International Festivals, 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB.

Marketing Manager

Can you help share the passion for culture and celebrate our diverse range of festivals and events? We are looking for a creative, experienced marketer who can communicate our year-round offer to a range of audiences. You will be a completer finisher with the ability to handle a complex workload and meet deadlines.

Download the Job Description for the Marketing Manager.

 Music & Events Manager

This artistic and operationally focussed role will develop and manage the music and events programme across the year. This includes the renowned chamber music Sunday Series, our Music Programme across the summer and a range of one-off outdoor delivery.

Download the Job Description for the Music & Events Manager.

 Senior Administrator

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with brilliant organisational skills to provide dedicated administrative support to the Chief Executive and Board to support the year-round festival timelines and stakeholders.

This role is for somebody who can work well under pressure, has particular attention to detail, is familiar with working to deadlines and has the ability to maintain 100% confidentiality.

Download the Job Description for the Senior Administrator.

Literature Festivals Co-ordinator

A rare opportunity to join the literature festivals team. You will be well organised and have meticulous attention to detail. You will work well under pressure and are able to meet strict deadlines whilst working on a range of award-winning festivals and campaigns.

Download the Job Description for the Literature Festivals Co-ordinator.

Digital and Communications Co-ordinator

We are looking for a skilled communicator to assist in the development and delivery of Festival communications across the year. A role for a well-organised and creative individual with excellent verbal and written English skills, a knowledge of the media and a passion for the arts.

Download the Job Description for the Digital & Communications Co-ordinator.

Administration & Box Office Assistant

Are you friendly, helpful and able to maintain a high level of customer care? This role is perfect for a go-getting administrator to work with a range of customers and stakeholders who support the Festivals delivery.

Download the Job Description for the Administration & Box Office Assistant.