Farewell, and thank you Kath Gorman! Applications now open for the role of Head of Participation and Engagement at Cork Midsummer Festival
After six successful years at Cork Midsummer Festival, Head of Participation and Engagement Kath Gorman will be stepping down this July. She has been responsible for producing major collaborative projects for the festival, involving leading artists, many different communities and cross-sectoral partners across the city and further field. Highlights include The Day-Crossing Farm, La Cocina Pública, I Can Colour Between The Lines and Like Mother Like Daughter. She has also led on the festival’s participation in two Creative Europe projects resulting in large-scale circus and hip hop production Union Black and current audience development initiative Be Part: Art Beyond Participation.
Cork Midsummer Festival Director, Lorraine Maye, commented:
‘Kath has had an extraordinary impact on the Festival over the last 6 years, playing a leading role in the redevelopment of the organisation. She has platformed and supported the development of many artists and their work, forged meaningful new relationships with communities across the city and enabled important, often hidden, stories to be told. Her focus on participatory and socially-engaged work has established the Festival as national leaders in this area of practice. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to work with Kath and everyone at Cork Midsummer Festival wishes her every success in her next adventure’.
The festival is now seeking someone who can build on the work that Kath has developed and continue our ongoing commitment to leadership in the area of arts participation.
Cork Midsummer Festival seeks a Head of Participation and Engagement to deliver high quality participatory arts experiences and lead on activities with the festival team and partners to make an inclusive and accessible festival. This is a senior management and producing role that is designed to lead on all festival produced participation, engagement and access initiatives. This role will work in consultation with the Director to creatively develop strategy and lead on projects, particularly the festival’s involvement in Creative Europe partnership project BE PART: Art Beyond Participation.
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To apply for this role, please submit a CV and cover letter to Lorraine Maye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 17 August, 2021