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Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

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Jobs & opportunities

Buxton International Festival is made of a small, passionate and dedicated team working all year round. We would love for you to join us to help inspire a new generation.

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Buxton International Festival is described as ‘one of the great little unmissable European Opera Festivals’. 2019, the 40th anniversary year, saw Buxton’s first commission of an original work, ‘Georgiana’ win the UK Theatre Award for Opera and be voted one of the top five best Operas of the year.

Buxton International Festival (BIF) is the only major Festival of its kind in the North. Set in the beautiful Georgian spa town of Buxton, it attracts audiences from around the UK and increasingly from overseas.  Ambitious and highly innovative, Buxton combines original international productions of unusual Operas with a major programme of concerts, recitals and Literary events.

The Board is seeking a new Chair for its Audit and Risk Committee with strong commercial experience, chartered accountant or equivalent, and a passion for classical music and the arts. The Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee will also be a member of the Board of Directors.

The Audit and Risk Committee’s role is to help the Board meet their responsibilities by providing independent oversight of the organisation’s systems of internal control, risk management and financial reporting, and through supervision of the quality, independence and effectiveness of the external auditors.

The Board and the Audit and Risk Committee meets four times a year twice in Buxton, twice in London. Board members fund their own tickets and expenses; there is no financial remuneration, but huge amounts of fun and satisfaction!

If you would like to be considered please send a brief CV and letter of interest to the Chairman, Felicity Goodey, c/o Lee Barnes at lee@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Further details of the role are available.

Closing date for applications  12pm on Friday 27 March 2020