Head of Creative Learning
Participation, learning and engagement have long been at the heart of the Festival City Theatres Trust’s work.
As we develop our business planning for the period 2018-2022 we are setting ourselves new and ambitious goals: reimagining how we work with disadvantaged and diverse communities; exploring innovative new models of creative engagement; and investing in activity that expands our presence outside of our buildings. Due to the decision by Cerin Richardson to move on to new challenges after six very successful years with the Trust, we are seeking a passionate, effective and visionary Head of Creative Learning to help us on our mission and to drive long term change.
The Head of Creative Learning plays a key role in the strategic leadership of the organisation: you will be responsible for developing a clear and innovative strategy for creative learning and engagement that delivers to our vision, mission and business plan, and is fully integrated with our artistic programme. You will also help develop a vibrant, high-quality programme that engages with a range of different communities and individuals in Edinburgh and across Scotland. You will also be expected to play a key role in planning educational and heritage activity in the King’s Theatre in the build up to its redevelopment in 2021. You will work closely with senior colleagues to ensure our work achieves visibility and profile, and attracts the level of support and resources required to realise our ambitions.
The successful candidate will be an inspirational and strategic leader experienced in managing and motivating teams and with significant professional experience in the fields of creative learning, engagement and participation. The ability to communicate effectively, prioritise expertly and resolve unexpected issues efficiently will also be key in this role.
About Festival City Theatres Trust
Festival City Theatres Trust operates two busy venues in Edinburgh, the Festival Theatre (1,900 seats) and the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) - plus the Studio at the Festival Theatre - with a broad range of different productions throughout the year. The Trust, which is a registered charity, was formed in July 1998 and is the largest independent theatre management organisation in Scotland.
Only completed application forms will be considered, CVs will not be accepted.
The closing date for applications is: Monday 14 August at 5pm
Interviews will be held: Thursday 31 August