A team

The Festival d'Avignon team, 27 June 2023 © Karine Music

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: Violaine Demaret, préfète de Vaucluse ; Christopher Miles, Director General of Artistic Creation at the Ministry of Culture ; Bénédicte Lefeuvre, 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 Rennes ; Alain Timár, Director of the Théâtre des Halles ; Laetitia Mazzoleni, director of Agence de Fabrication Perpétuelle and Théâtre Transversal, Bernadette Rey Flaud Alphandéry, president of the Amis du théâtre populaire (ATP) d'Avignon

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

Tiago Rodrigues, Director
Pierre Gendronneau, Managing Director
Véronique Matignon, Executive assistant


Eve Lombart, Director of Administration
Amandine Grammond, Chief Accountant
Amandine Raynal, Human Resources Manager
Maéva Perrot, Payroll Manager
Diego Torres Sarroi, Administrative Manager
Bernard Valette, IT manager
Antoinette Agbossou, Cleaning Technician

Reception and ticket office

Mélanie Corneille, Director
Sara Schiavini, in charge of reception and ticket office

Communication and Public relations

Virginie de Crozé, Director of Communication and Public Relations
Camille Gillet Print and Digital Media Manager
Hélène Lopes, Public Relations Manager
Margot Sibel, Information and Media partnerships Manager
Camille Cousy, Public Relations
Christelle Racine, associate teacher at the Festival d'Avignon


Celine Saad-Lete, Fundraising and Partnership Manager


Anne-Mathilde Di Tomaso, Director of Production
Djamila Gin, 
Companies’ Hospitality General Coordinator
Clara Moulin-Tyrode
, Deputy Production Director
Léa Dony, Production and Booking Manager


Magda Bizarro and Géraldine Chaillou, co-Directors of Artistic Programme 
Canelle Breymayer, Collaborator of Artistic Programme


Michaël Petit, Technical Director
Philippe Roussel  Deputy Technical Director
Marion Costenoble, Technical administrative Manager
Nicolas Villenave, Technical Manager in charge of La FabricA project
Xavier Rhame, Head of staging and set construction
Stéphane Veysset, Stage Manager
Daniel Pires, Stage Manager
Noui Meliouh, La FabricA Caretaker

An enlarged team

The Festival d'Avignon employs 33 people year-round, and more than 700 people in July, including approximately 300 performing arts temporary workers. Each edition, over 1,500 people, artists, technicians, and organisational staff, work tireless and enthusiastically for months.

Job opportunities

As part of its global policy of accessibility to all audiences, the Festival d'Avignon is careful to integrate all diversities within its teams.  All applications are welcome, regardless of age, gender, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability. For the integration of people with disabilities, we are working on possible adaptations of the positions to be filled - within the limits of the applicable rules for the safety of people: do not hesitate to contact us to tell us about your situation.

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

Seasonal recruitments

Applications for seasonal jobs for the 78th edition will be open between January and March 2024.