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

If you have questions about the role, please do not hesitate to email


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