Programmes Manager

· Grand Cayman, Other (Non US)
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation CI$ 54,504 - $66,396


invites applications for the following post:

Programmes Manager (Fixed-term Contract)


The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, promotion, coordination and efficient execution of annual and bi-annual cultural festivals including, primarily, Cayfest–the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, Young-at-Arts Summer Camp, and Gimistory International Storytelling Festival, as well as the Cayman Islands’ participation in cultural festivals abroad, such as CARIFESTA–the Caribbean Festival of the Arts.   He/She will coordinate other cultural animation/arts development programmes and support the wider CNCF team with theatrical productions.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The role will manage all festival logistics including communications and event preparation with all partners, venues, artists and organisations. The Festival Manager will also be required to oversee a range of events during the festival;
  2. Develop and project manage festival events that are of interest to residents and visitors;
  3. Manage and oversee events on the ground, including problem-solving, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, volunteers, organising vendors, welcoming guests, and managing take-down;
  4. Coordinate promotions of other CNCF cultural events, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution in collaboration with the marketing team;
  5. Ensure public knowledge of all activities by propelling media coverage;
  6. Create and disseminate registration forms and packages for fundraising initiatives;
  7. Encourage and facilitate participation from local arts community (actors, musicians, dancers and other creatives) in the various aspects of the festivals;
  8. Order equipment, prizes and supplies for events and activities during the year;
  9. Produce detailed plans for all facets of the CI representation abroad (including timelines, suppliers, transportation arrangements and budgets);
  10. Negotiate prices, and manage and coordinate suppliers;
  11. Communicate with stakeholders and delegates to ensure smooth coordination of all production and tour elements.


The successful applicant will possess:

  • Certificated qualifications in arts management, cultural administration, events managment or business management or a minimum of three (3) relevant experience;
  • 3 years relevant experience in similar role with responsibility.
  • Cultural project management experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of Caymanian culture and heritage;
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills. Negotiation skills and diplomacy;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure to ensure the efficient running of an event;
  • The ability to manage budgets;
  • A flexible, target-driven, proactive approach;
  • Basic Website editing skills;
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm;
  • A valid Cayman Islands Driver’s Licence and a car that can be used for work purposes.


Application Deadline: 16 May 2022


For the full Job Description and application form, visit our website

Benefits are determined in accordance with the Cayman Islands Labour Law and the Public Service Management Law and Regulations. 

Along with your resume and application form, please also submit two (2) professional references to

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  • Location
    Grand Cayman, Other (Non US)
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    CI$ 54,504 - $66,396