We are seeking a Communities Programme Officer to co-ordinate and ensure the effective delivery of the Communities programme, achieving maximum impact for participants from a wide range of backgrounds. The Communities Programme Officer will support in the delivery on all Book Festival Community Programme project and events, with an initial focus on our current flagship programme, Citizen, which aims to give communities in and around Edinburgh a platform to explore how local conversations are heard or echoed on a national or global level. Citizen is created and produced with partners including libraries, arts organisations, theatre groups, artists, academic institutions, community groups and many more. The Communities Programme Officer will support the Communities Programme Director to grow and establish the Communities Programme. This is a full time, permanent role.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.
Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 'Meet the Author' events. Today, the Festival programmes over 800 events, which are enjoyed by people of all ages.