Job: Science Festival Programme Manager, Cheltenham Festivals

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival is embarking on an exciting four-year mission to become the most innovative science festival in the UK – pioneering new formats and new techniques to engage the public with science and engineering.

We are looking for a full-time Programme Manager to join our team and play an active role in achieving this mission.

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival welcomes around 60,000 visitors over a 6-day period in June every year and features a vibrant programme of events for adults and families. The Festival also has an extensive Schools programme and a Festival village site with many interactive zones, exhibits, and live demonstrations.

We are looking for somebody with a track record and enthusiasm for curating events to target specific and new audiences plus an understanding of the science communication landscape, multi-disciplinary programming and production

You will be well organised, have meticulous attention to detail and enjoy working in a team and sharing creative ideas, but you will also need to be self-reliant, with the drive and initiative to prioritise and manage complex workloads in a cross team environment.   Most importantly you will have a passion for science and be committed to innovative ways of engaging the public in contemporary science matters.

Cheltenham Festivals is a leading cultural organisation with around 36 days of festivals of Literature, Jazz, Music and Science as well as year round educational projects

Salary: £25,000 per annum + 5% pension contribution and ticket allocation

For a downloadable job description and application form please refer to

Closing date:    Monday 12th September 2016 by 9 am

Interview date:  Wednesday 21st September 2016 in Cheltenham

There is also a Science Festival Programme Coordinator – more details here.


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