Galle Literary Festival – Positions available.


The Galle Literary Festival – one of the world’s best literary festivals – is looking for a dynamic team to deliver the 7th successful year of the festival in 2014.



The Festival Director is responsible for the overall planning, management and implementation of the Galle Literary Festival. Previous experience in managing a large team, event management, raising sponsorship and business management is important.



The Festival Curator is responsible for creating the Galle Literary Festival programme. Key responsibilities include selecting authors, developing panel topics and discussions and programming all authors. The position is best suited to someone with a passion for literature and with previous professional experience in curating literary festivals and/or working in the field of literature. The Festival Curator will work closely with the Festival Director.



The Festival Assistant – Colombo will be responsible for supporting the Festival Director on the management and implementation of the Galle Literary Festival.  Experience in project co-ordination, excellent computer and secretarial skills and attention to detail are essential.

This position will be based in Colombo and will report to the Festival Director.



The Festival Assistant – Galle will be responsible for planning and implementing key components of the Galle Literary Festival in the Gallearea. Previous experience in event management and knowledge of Galle and the community is important. This position will report to the Festival Director and will be based in Galle.


All applicants are to send their CVs to by no later than Thursday, 10th October 2013. Applicants should include the name of the position they are applying for in the title of their email.

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