Asia House is recruiting a Literature Festival Manager

Literature Festival

Asia House is recruiting a Literature Festival Manager

09 April 2014

Asia House is seeking a talented and creative individual to curate, manage and execute our Literature Festival events, which form a key part of the Arts and Learning programme.  The primary task of the Manager will be driving the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, the signature programme on the Asia House calendar.

Held in May each year with other pre festival events and educational outreach to schools and libraries spread over the summer, the prestigious Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival showcases the best in Asian Literature.  Following the new partnership with the Bagri Foundation, we are looking to expand and further develop the educational and learning streams of the programme.

The Literature Festival Manager must have experience in the publishing industry and a wide range of contacts among authors, publishers and agents.  A breadth of depth of knowledge of literature, particularly Asian literature, is also important.  A network of contacts in education and learning would be an advantage.  Exceptional organisational skills and good written and verbal communication skills are also necessary.

Planning and implementing the Literature Festival is the No 1 objective of this role.  This includes attracting guest authors and speakers, managing events and developing themes for related educational activities.

The Literature Festival Manager will report to the Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House and will be part of the Arts and Learning team.

For more details of the role check the Careers Section of our website here.