03 December 2018

Executive Director

Chichester Festival Theatre

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Location: Chichester

Salary: £ Competitive

Job Description

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people. Situated in a cathedral city in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, the Festival Theatre’s bold thrust stage design makes it one of England’s most striking playhouses; a studio theatre, the Minerva Theatre, is located nearby.

We are seeking an exceptional Executive Director to work in a joint leadership position with the Artistic Director. The specific role will be to secure the successful operation of the financial, administrative and managerial policies of CFT. The Executive Director will take particular responsibility for shaping the strategic direction for all administrative aspects of the organisation and for supporting and facilitating the artistic vision.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and inspirational senior leader in the performing arts with proven success in managing a significant turnover and large team. S/he will have well-developed strategic and business planning ability, strong financial and commercial acumen, entrepreneurial flair and excellent communication skills. Experience in contract negotiation and a network of appropriate contacts within the theatre or entertainment industries are essential.

For a candidate pack, visit or contact Heather Newill, Director AEM International, 

Deadline for applications: Monday 3 December 2018.

Chichester Festival Theatre is an equal opportunities employer.

Chichester Festival Theatre is a registered charity no. 1088552

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