A team

Le Vivier des Noms, Valère Novarina, 2015 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

The Board

The Festival d'Avignon is a non-profit organisation governed by the 1901 law, and subsidized by the French government (Ministry of Culture), the City of Avignon, the Greater Avignon Urban Community, the Department of Vaucluse, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.

On April 20, 2020, its board includes the following members: President Françoise Nyssen; Vice-President Cécile Helle, mayor of Avignon; Secretary Christiane Bourbonnaud, former assistant director of the Festival d'Avignon and of the ISTS; Treasurer Claude Morel, vice-president delegate of live performances in the Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Avignon ;

The following full members: Bertrand Gaume, préfet de Vaucluse ; Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery, Director General of Artistic Creation at the Ministry of Culture ; Marc Ceccaldi, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ; Michel Bissière, Regional Advisor of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ; Elisabeth Amoros, Vice-President of the Vaucluse County Council ; Claude Nahoum, deputy mayor delegated of education culture and solidarity.

And the following qualified personalities: Laure Adler, journalist ; Emmanuel Ethis, sociologist, university professor, Rector of the Academy of Nice ; Alain Timar, Director of the Théâtre des Halles, Jean-Pierre Vincent, stage director ; Laetitia Mazzoleni, director of Agence de Fabrication Perpétuelle and Théâtre Transversal.

Employee representative at the Avignon Festival: Camille Gillet.

The Festival d'Avignon employs about 30 people year-round, and about 750 to 800 people in July, including more than 360 performing arts temporary workers. In order to bring you this edition, over 1,750 people, artists, technicians, and organisational staff, have worked tireless and enthusiastically for months.

The permanent team

Olivier Py, Director
Paul Rondin, Executive Director
Véronique Matignon, Executive assistant


Eve Lombart, Director of Administration
Véronique Gilles, Chief Accountant
Amandine Raynal, Human Resources
Maéva Perrot, Payroll Manager
Lauren Laffargue, Administrative Manager
Bernard Valette, IT manager
Samia Guillaume, Administrative Assistant 
Antoinette Agbossou, Cleaning Technician

Ticket office

Mélanie Corneille, ticketing office general coordinator 

Communication and Public relations

Virginie de Crozé, Director of Communication and Public Relations
Pascale Bessadi, Deputy to the Director of Communication and Public Relations
Camille Gillet, Print and Digital Media Manager
Camille Court, Public Relations 
Hélène Lopes, Public Relations
Frédéric Bosser, Seconded Teacher for Educational Activities


Cécile Asmar, Fundraising and Partnership Manager


Anne-Mathilde Di Tomaso, Director of Production
Djamila Boutin, 
Logistics Manager
Clara Moulin-Tyrode
, Production Manager
Emmanuelle Poyard, Production and Booking Manager
Laïla Zairate, Cleaning technician and Reception agent at the FabricA


Agnès Troly, Director of Artistic Programme 
Canelle Breymayer, Programming Assistant


Philippe Varoutsikos, Technical Director
Marion Costenoble, Technical administrative Manager
Stéphane Veysset, Stage Manager
Philippe Roussel  Stage Manager
Nicolas Villenave, Stage Manager
Daniel Pires, Stage Manager
Noui Meliouh, La FabricA Caretaker

An enlarged team

The Festival d'Avignon employs 33 people year-round, and about 750 to 800 people in July, including more than 300 performing arts temporary workers. Each edition, over 1,700 people, artists, technicians, and organisational staff, work tireless and enthusiastically for months.

For a spontaneous application, please send your resume and motivation letter to recrutement@festival-avignon.com

Under recruitment