GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Jobs & Opportunities

General Manager

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The General Manager will be responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of FESTIVAL.ORG, working as part of the Senior Management Team to oversee the company’s business planning, fundraising, reporting and governance. 

We are seeking an individual who can combine a passion for the work that we do with an eye for new opportunities, alongside sound administrative, financial and interpersonal skills.  

Read the full job description and information on how to apply in the recruitment pack.

Apply by: Thu 7 Dec, 5PM
Remuneration: £40,000 per annum depending on experience
FESTIVAL.ORG offices, Greenwich, London
Responsible to: Artistic Director/CEO
Responsible for: Accountant, Administrative and International Producer, Global Streets Producer
Contract: Full time. Permanent
Fee: £40,000 per annum depending on experience
Holiday: 28 days per annum including public holidays

To apply please send us 
1: A completed Application Form
2: A completed equal opportunities form
Which can be downloaded below. If you would like to apply in another format or to schedule and informal conversation about the role before you apply please contact Ellie Harris, Executive Producer

Download: General Manager Recruitment Pack
Download: General Manager Recruitment Pack Plain Text/Large Print
Download: General Manager Application Form
Download: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Volunteers are the heart, spirit and face of GDIF each year. To find out more about how you can get involved with volunteering, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

Volunteer Photographers

If you’re a photographer and want to photograph GDIF 2023 events email Shaun at


Most of our conversations with artists evolve over a long period of time and there isn’t a formal application process for presenting your work at GDIF or being commissioned as part of the Festival. However, we collaborate with a variety of national partners on some projects which offer commissioning opportunities via open call – discover more below.

Stomping Ground
Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, FESTIVAL.ORG,  DanceXchange, and Glasgow Tramway.  We are interested in supporting compelling ideas that are visually striking and engage across a broad audience base.  The commission is built towards investing in artists interested in the development of ambitious, high-quality work, created for outdoor spaces that can grab the attention & imaginations of audiences.

Without Walls
GDIF is a founder member of Without Walls, a consortium of the country’s leading outdoor arts and performance festivals dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector on the international stage. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported more than 100 new outdoor projects, and the consortium continues to offer annual commissioning opportunities. Join the Without Walls mailing list to be the first to hear about opportunities.

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