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The 29 festivals for the 2015-2016 ISTA year have been successfully launched!!!
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There are certainly a number of really positive announcements being made by ISTA at the moment and today I’ll add the latest.
I’m delighted to announce our two new festival Event Coordinator appointments. After receiving 12 very strong applications a selection committee comprised of trustees and senior consultants reviewed the applications and lengthy discussions then ensued about the most suitable candidates. Following this rigorous process we chose our two!
Jen Tickle and Tom Scott will be starting work with ISTA this coming summer (June, July 2015) in the new roles. Jen will take on PS/MS event coordinator role and Tom will take the HS position. Jen, Tom and Ian Pike will work together as our event coordinator team – as well as carrying responsibility for their own events.
Jen will step down from her role on ISTA’s board of trustees at our June meeting and will begin working with us in July. She has an impressive and extensive background as an arts teacher (music, art and drama) at a range of international schools; she is an ISTA artist (AD, Rep and SEL) and has held leadership roles within the schools she has worked at. Her educational and ISTA experience as well as her experience with event management, marketing and finance means she has all the necessary skill set for the job at hand.
Tom has worked with us as an Arts Administrator for just over a year and in that time has impressed us all. He is calm, organized, efficient and has built up strong relationships with hosts, teachers and artists alike. He has demonstrated a competence with event production frameworks and is passionate about ISTA’s work. Tom will also continue to take the lead on our PD work and our AiR programmes in addition to the HS festivals. Tom’s background in adult education and administration as well as his more recent work in the Cornwall office (which has included Repping a number of events) means he has all the required attributes for the new position.
Both Jen and Tom have a very deep understanding of ISTA; of the care and attention it takes to produce successful events and of the unique nature of each festival. The importance of establishing and building genuine relationships and going that extra mile to make sure everyone has the best possible experience before, during and after a festival. They both have strong communication skills and in all areas of their work have demonstrated a commitment to the ISTA values of diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality.
I’m sure you will join me in welcoming Tom and Jen to ISTA in these coordinator roles. I know a number of you will be with them both this weekend and next at festivals in Dresden, Geneva and Athens – so let’s take a moment to celebrate and open a bottle of bubbly!