Festival Producer – Festival of Fools 2022 – closing 31 Oct

Opportunity to become the producer of Festival of Fools, 2022. • Have you always wanted to programme a world-class festival? • Have you done little but dream about how brilliant it will be to have Festival of Fools back on the streets of Belfast?

The detail

Festival of Fools seeks a Festival Producer for the 2022 event. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of managing street theatre festivals and an understanding of what it means to bring international and community acts together in the same programme.

Are you a confident individual who can plan well and get us ahead of the game this side of Christmas? If so, you could have lead responsibility for programming and producing a high-quality festival that engages, entertains and excites new and existing audiences alike. Like last year, the Festival Producer will play a key role in supporting fundraising applications and the development of the entire event. They will work closely with the leadership team of Belfast Community Circus School.


The successful candidate will be expected to start work before the 1st December and will finish no later than the end of July 2022. Subject to funding and satisfactory performance, an extended contract may be offered to cover Festival 2023 and/or 2024.


There is an expectation that all parties will work flexibly and take a pragmatic approach to working hours. There will be some weeks that demand more than full time hours and Festival weekend itself will be incredibly busy with long days. To balance that, there will be other weeks at the start and end of the contract where only part-time hours are demanded.

Working to: CEO Belfast Community Circus School and Festival of Fools, Jenna Hall.

Working with: The CEO, as mentioned above and Belfast Community Circus School’s wider team.

Terms: A freelance contract will be issued. Payment will be made on receipt of invoices. Dates are negotiable. A 20% final payment will be made on successful completion of the job.

To apply

Read or download the full specs and application process from communityni.org at the link below

Festival Producer – Festival of Fools 2022

Application Deadline is: 31st October 2021.

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