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Could you be our next Artistic Director?

20 April 2021

The King’s Head Theatre is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary individual with a passion for small-scale theatre to be our next Artistic Director, leading on our artistic programme and strategy and working alongside the Executive Director and joint CEO to manage our dynamic team and realise our long-term future. 

Job Title: Artistic Director & joint Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Working with: Executive Director (joint CEO)

Length of contract: Permanent 

Salary: Dependent on experience, in the range £35,000 - £45,000

Hours: This is a full time role

Holiday: 20 days per annum (and bank holidays)

Notice Period: 3 months

Probation Period: 3 months

Please read the application pack for an overview of the King’s Head Theatre, job description and candidate profile. 

To apply, please submit a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. 




Your application should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘KHT AD Application’ in the subject line. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 May 2021 at 12.00pm (noon).

Two rounds of interviews will be held during June 2021

Start dates are to be negotiated with the successful candidate(s), but our hope is that the new Artistic Director will join us in October 2021.

Candidates are welcome to email James Seabright, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the address above to arrange an informal pre-application conversation, but this is not a requirement of applying. 

The Trustees are happy to consider joint applications for the post (in such a situation please submit one application form jointly, and individual equal opportunities monitoring forms).

The King’s Head Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. 

This means we welcome applications from all sections of the community, and we encourage people with different backgrounds, skills and stories to join us and influence our working practice.