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EIF starts hunt for new director

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The Edinburgh International Festival has begun its search for a “visionary and inspirational” director to replace Jonathan Mills, who will be leaving the post in 2014.

Mills was appointed in 2006, programming his first EIF the following year. He held the same position at the Melbourne International Arts Festival during the Sidney Olympics. In 2011, he announced he had agreed to stay in post up until the 2014 event, immediately following the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ewan Brown, deputy chair of the Festival Council told The Stage: “We are beginning a world-wide search for a new visionary and inspirational leader to be the creative force at the centre of the Festival, and who will be responsible for the 2015 programme and beyond.”

The closing date for applications for the post will be mid January 2013. The EIF expect the incoming director to be available to start planning by the summer of 2013 and working full time from October 2014.

Details of the post can be found on the Edinburgh International Festival website at www.eif.co.uk/jobs

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