Head of Programme – Theatre31 (maternity cover) opportunity

Icon Theatre is searching for a talented individual, passionate about working with young people in theatre, to join our team as Head of Programme – Theatre31 (Maternity Cover), for up to 12 months, to lead this ambitious programme during an exciting time in our development as a company.

Theatre31 is one of five flagship Youth Performance Partnerships in the UK, funded by Arts Council England and DCMS.  The programme is delivered in partnership with Medway Council, the Medway and Sheppey Local Cultural Education Partnerships, Kent County Council and ROH Bridge.

Inspired by the idea that cultural and artistic activities are a human right for all children and young people, Theatre31 aims to empower 2000 children and young people across Medway and Sheppey to commission, co-create and engage in performing arts activities by June 2022.  The programme is led by children and young people and aims to support children and young people develop confidence, aspirations, motivation, wellbeing and performing arts related knowledge and skills.

The Head of Programme will take overall responsibility for the development and delivery of all aspects of Theatre31, including developing new youth theatre bases, commissioning a range of large- and small-scale projects and productions, supporting schools festivals, Artsmark and Arts Award programmes and a wide range of workshops and masterclasses and professional training.

The Head of Programme will manage a team of core staff (including 2 x permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff) and works closely with Icon Theatre’s Artistic Director, Executive Director, Book-keeper, Programme Evaluator, artists, teachers, suppliers and stakeholders.  They will be communicating at a senior level with programme partners including ACE and Medway Council.

We are looking for a creative, strategic, positive thinker with a practical ‘can-do’ approach, able to work collaboratively with team members and sensitively with a wide range of external partners in a variety of creative, community, schools and professional settings.  Excellent communication, financial and organisational skills are critical.  The role would suit someone who is highly organised and proactive in their approach to a varied workload.

How to apply

To apply, please read through the information and guidance notes provided in this pack.

  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 8 October 2021.
  • First-round interviews: week commencing, 11 October 2021.
  • Second-round interviews: week commencing, 18 October 2021.
  • Employment to begin November/December 2021 (for up to 12 months).

If you require this in an alternative format, please email Daniel King: daniel@icontheatre.org.uk

Icon Theatre believes theatre is for all and promotes diversity and access across its activities. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

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