Working at Hay Festival

The festival is put together by hundreds of people, from building the site and producing the events to welcoming our guests and spreading the word. We are currently looking for a new Chair for Hay Festival Foundation.

Chair of Board - Hay Festival Foundation Limited

Hay Festival Foundation Limited is a UK registered charity that brings together writers, artists, thinkers and performers from around the world, to share their ideas and creativity, across festivals, forums and digital platforms. Based in Hay-on-Wye, and first known for Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye, the charity now runs events and projects across four continents, including impactful work in communities and schools.

Caroline Michel, the current Chair of Hay Festival Foundation Limited will be stepping down at the end of this year and the Board is looking to appoint a new Chair. The new Chair will join in December 2024 and take over fully in January 2025.  The new Chair will be an individual of considerable experience, presence and authority.  This is an exciting and important moment to join Hay Festival Global, as it focuses on its mission to inspire and educate audiences around the world.

Our recruitment process is being overseen by the Board of Trustees and our CEO, Julie Finch.  The process is being managed by our recruitment partners, Inzito, to whom expressions of interest should be directed in the first instance

An information pack can be found here

Closing date is 19th June