Dance Festival Foundation looking for new director ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

The 2019 Song Festival.
The 2019 Song Festival. Source: ERR

The Song and Dance Festival (Laulupidu) Foundation has announced the process for finding a new director.

The foundation's board expects the new leader to be fully knowledgeable about all aspects of the festival and to understands the substantive meaning, scope and impact of the phenomenon in present-day Estonia.

Head of the foundation council, Merilin Piipuu, said that they are looking for someone with a long-term perspective and one who understands the whole picture, adding it is also important that the person enjoys their work and fully desires it with their whole heart.

"Valuing history and experience is still a part of this job, with lots of responsibilities, but valuing developing and innovative ideas is very important as well. Finding this balance is not so easy, but this will ensure the vitality of the festivals," Piipuu said.

The council is awaiting applications until August 31. The contract will be concluded for five years.

Aet Maatee, the current director of the Song and Dance Festival Foundation, is leaving to work as the director of the Pärnu Museum, which she will take over from Aldur Vunk, who has been there since 1998.

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