Executive Director – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

5 Nov 2021

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking to appoint a new Executive Director.

This is an exciting role for an imaginative, ambitious and entrepreneurial change maker, to lead the continued development of the New Wolsey Theatre, promoting an organisational culture which achieves the highest standards of inclusive artistic and community outcomes. The Executive Director is responsible to the Board, leading on the strategic planning plus the financial and operational activities of the theatre. They are the public face of the theatre, leading on stakeholder management and advocacy and working closely with other members of the leadership team to shape and deliver the theatre’s artistic vision.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will lead subsequent recruitment to appoint other leadership role(s) to complement their skill set and support them in delivering this complex brief. However, we are open to candidates who wish to put themselves forward as a package and outline how they will establish a structure to cover the wider leadership.

If you have a detailed understanding of how arts/cultural organisations work; are able to bring previous organisational, artistic and operational experience to bear of the challenges and opportunities for NWT; and a passionate commitment to diversity and inclusion, we would love to hear from you.

It’s also essential that you are willing to embed yourself in the life of the town and the county of Suffolk. The New Wolsey Theatre is central to the business, education and voluntary and community sector in Ipswich. In addition to the NWT, Ipswich is home to local, regional and internationally renowned companies at the centre of new performance practise, including DanceEast, Gecko Theatre, High Tide, Russell Maliphant, Spill Festival, Eastern Angles and Red Rose Chain.

The theatre is keen to receive a wide range of applications and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially those currently less represented in our industry and on our stages. We are willing to explore and support development needs and are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

Click here for the Candidate Pack (PDF).

Click here for the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Questionnaire.

If you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to fully participate, or would like the candidate pack in a different format please get in touch with Lucy Parker at lparker@wolseytheatre.co.uk

The closing date is noon on Monday 29th November 2021.