Job Vacancy: Artistic Director/General Manager

New Artistic Director / General Manager for Endelienta

 

Endelienta is looking for a talented Artistic Director/General Manager to lead and manage its quality programme.

Now approaching its 9th birthday, Endelienta has been successful in establishing a thriving year-round programme at St Endellion and 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 freelance contract for £1500 per month, renewable subject to available funding.

The full job description, person specification, and background information for the role are here.

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 ian@endelienta.org.uk.

If you have questions about the role, please do not hesitate to email ian@endelienta.org.uk.

 

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.

 

Closing date for applications:  30th October

Longlisting and shortlisting:  weeks beginning 2nd and 9th November

Candidates called to interview:  16th November

Interviews and appointment:  26th November

Successful applicant starts:  4th January 2021  

 

Coronavirus Update

An update from the St Endellion Easter Festival and Endelienta –

 

 

St Endellion Easter Festival – from Suzanne Doyle and Katy Thomson, Co-Chairs

It is with heavy hearts we announce that we must cancel the 2020 St Endellion Easter Festival, owing to the potential impact of Coronavirus on the people and place we hold so dear.  Following consultation with the Church Wardens at St Endellion and the Trustees of St Endellion Festivals Trust, we have decided it would be irresponsible to continue with the 2020 Easter Festival.

We are acutely aware of the problems this cancellation could cause and would like to apologise for any inconvenience. We hope you will understand how hard we have worked to avoid this situation: sadly, it is now beyond our control.  In the Festival’s entire 47-year history, this is only the second time we’ve ever had to cancel (the last time was because of the Foot and Mouth disease crisis), so this really is a last resort.

If you wish to obtain a refund for your tickets, please send an email to the Minack Theatre Box Office – info@minack.com – or phone them on 01736 810181.   You will need to state your name, the dates of the concerts for which you had purchased tickets, and their value.

However, as the Festival’s insurance doesn’t cover pandemics, we are looking at a potential loss running into many thousands of pounds, so if you felt able to donate your ticket price, or a portion of it, to help the festival to cover costs, we would be enormously grateful for your generosity.   If you wish to donate the full value of your tickets, please send an email to catherine.sandbrook@endellionfestivals.org.uk or phone her on 01840 214613 giving your name, the dates of the concerts for which you had purchased tickets, and their value.   Contacting Catherine rather than the Minack Theatre will save the Festival from paying them further administrative charges. If you wish to donate a portion of the ticket value and obtain a part refund, please contact the Minack as above, specifying which tickets you would like refunded, and which not.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to sending you details of the 2021 festival in due course.

 

 

Endelienta Summer Season – From Ian Sandbrook, Chair

For the same reasons as described above, we are very sorry that we have to cancel Endelienta concerts and reflective days through until the end of April.  It is very likely that events in May will also be cancelled so we shall not put tickets on sale for these at this stage.   Please watch the website to monitor the situation.

You will see from our website that we had programmed a full summer season. We hope that by June we will be able to open our doors again, and all June and July events are listed on our website.   As and when our programme restarts, you will be able to purchase tickets on our website or on the door.   We will of course update you about our plans in our monthly mailing.

Thank you for your patience in bearing with us.