Carlow Arts Festival recruiting Artistic Director + CEO

Carlow Arts Festival is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary individual to be our next Artistic Director/CEO. Carlow Arts Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival which takes place in Carlow, Ireland every June.  

We are looking for an imaginative cultural leader, who believes in the role of transformative art, diverse perspectives and inclusion, and can seek out virtuosic artists - in Ireland and internationally - who resonate, inspire and can collaborate with the Carlow community. You will be equally at home in coupling audacious artistic vision with strong organisational and entrepreneurial skills. 

Over the past five years the festival has seen a period of growth and consolidation, creating a strong and sustainable position for the festival, including in unexpected times.

We are looking for someone who will build on everything achieved to date, whilst also developing their own distinctive vision and the position for CAF locally, nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of leadership that mobilises small teams, local people and other vital stakeholders behind the vision at the heart of CAF: that exceptional artistic experiences are for everyone. 


The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 NOON Wednesday 16th June 2021. For the candidate Recruitment Pack please visit our website

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our recruitment advisor Naomi Russell [email protected] + 31 651 61 60 46

First interviews will take place on Thursday 24 June 2021. We would like the successful candidate to be ready to begin work in August 2021.