Callout for a Festival Producer

The Ramsgate Festival began in 2010 as A Summer Squall and changed its name in 2015. This multi-arts festival combines UK/international artists with locally-based professional practitioners. The aim – to show off the best of Ramsgate and the surrounding areas, to enthuse, enlighten and entertain our population, as well as provide a reason for others to come and enjoy this eastern tip of England. Last year we attracted over 20,000 people and this year’s plans include a move to partner with the annual Ramsgate Week sailing regatta, extending the festival to 23 – 31 July 201.

The role is a key position and will initially be 48 days over a period of six months, then is subject to review and a potential extension to a continuous post. The Festival Producer will build on our achievements and take the lead role in devising, developing and delivering the festival. Please note that the post is entirely dependent on the success of a funding bid to be finalised at the end of February.

The Festival Producer is responsible for dealing with all aspects of the festival’s programme and is the central source of leadership for logistics, marketing and delivery. The post holder will have the full support and back up of the existing voluntary project group and will need to be able to steer, encourage and support that group in order to deliver the festival.

Fees: The post is offered at a fee of £7,200 on a self-employed freelance contract.

To apply please provide a concise statement (not more than one side of A4) outlining your skills in relation to this project and why you are interested in the position. Please also provide an up to date CV and email your application to

Download the full job description Festival Producer jd 2016.

For an informal chat, please call Suzy Humphries on 07939 542990. For a full job description please email For information on the last festival, please visit You may also find useful.

Interview date:                                Tuesday 8 March 2016

Start date:                                        As soon as available 

Ramsgate Arts is a registered charity and is the lead producer in the Looping the Loop Festival, a project with the Battersea Arts Centre Collaborative Touring Network, recently confirmed as continuing, thanks to Arts Council England support, until 2019. In past festivals we have worked with artists including: Vintage Mobile Cinema, The Slot Machine, OperaUpClose, Wendy Cope, Access All Areas, Caravan Gallery, Sol Cinema, The Honk Project and Toc de Fusta.