Shiftworks is looking for a Head of Festival for Tallinn Music Week 

03 December 2020

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is one of Europe’s leading new music and city culture festivals and a networking event for music and creative industry professionals. The mission of the festival is to support the internationalisation and professionalism of Estonian music, as well as presenting Estonia and Tallinn as an attractive tourism destination.

The goal of the Head of Festival position: 

To ensure the sustainable development of the TMW brand and team, to promote the business objectives of the festival, to make sure that the cooperation between heads of festival departments is smooth, and that the content, created in cooperation with partners, forms a big picture that represents the values and development objectives of TMW. The Head of the Festival will cooperate with the Founder of the Festival in strategic questions.


– Forming the festival team
– Supporting the work and development of the team
– Setting and achieving the qualitative and financial goals of the festival
– Establishing and efficiently developing the work processes of the festival
– Planning and controlling the festival budget
– Maintaining and developing partnerships and agreements
– Creating synergy and connections between the festival parts to form a whole


– Experience in leading complex processes
– Experience in leadership
– Resilience
– Excellent business instincts and a solutions-oriented mindset
– Sufficient Estonian and excellent English language skills, written and spoken
– For applicants outside Estonia: the position requires to be based in Estonia

We value:

– An inclusive and open organisation culture
– Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to see and take advantage of opportunities
– Analytical thinking and evidence-based argumentation
– Respect towards the TMW brand and the organisation’s know-how

Good to have:
– International work experience
– Business management skills
– Understanding of the creative sector
– Russian language skills

We offer:

– A full-time job, with a minimum perspective of at least 3 years
– A competitive salary
– An inspiring working environment in the Telliskivi Creative City
– A professional team and exciting work in a creative, ambitious and international working environment
– The opportunity to upgrade the competitive edge of one of Europe’s leading new music and city culture festivals
– The opportunity to contribute to the development of creative industries and the cultural sector


Candidates should submit their:

1-page motivation letter, which includes information about
1) why this organisation
2) why me
3) why now
4) my vision for the development of TMW


Competition deadline: 21 December 2020

Work starts: January 2021

Trial period: 3 months

Please send the documents and any additional questions to: 

The TMW festival is organised by Shiftworks