Job Opportunity! SO Festival Artistic Director

SO 2017

Published 03th August 2017. We are seeking to appoint an inspiring Artistic Director to lead the next four years of SO Festival following the successful application to become a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council of England for period 2018 - 2022.

With a vision to attract audiences from the regions least engaged areas to experience the very best in culture and outdoor arts, SO Festival was first presented in 2009 in Skegness. The festival originated from the Black / North Seas International Touring programme which took place in September 2009. The Festival has since delivered a festival of National significance, presenting a number of national and international productions linked to the Cultural Olympiad.

SO Festival was first awarded National Portfolio Organisation status in 2015 and has recently been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status for 2018 to 2022.

Attracting audiences between 80,000 to 100,000 the festival is now established as the regions leading cultural and outdoor arts festival with audiences that want to see great performances.

We require a Artistic Director to provide content of the highest standard, that will inspire and delight audiences. With a successful track record, the Artistic Director will create and develop the artistic vision and Festival identity through to 2022.

Please download the Job Description at for more information about the role and how to apply.

Salary: Negotiable

Closing date: Tuesday 29th August 2017

Interviews: 06/09/2017