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                       

Festival City Theatres Trust strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and is proud to be Investors in People since 2005.


The Festival and King’s Theatres have recently been selected as one of the UK’s top 100 companies to work for in ‘The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For’ list of 2015

Applications and Guidance

We are proud to offer applicants an opportunity to work with us and will ensure that all applications are dealt with equally and in line with our Equal Opportunities Policy. Our selection and recruitment process is structured to enable heads of departments to select the most suitable candidates to join the Trust. 

Advertised Vacancies
Targeted recruitment will be carried out in the press and/or on the internet for all vacant positions. Every vacancy is advertised on this page. The advert will give all the details required about how to apply and state a deadline for completed applications.  Please ensure all documents you send clearly state which position you are applying for.
Speculative CVs
All vacancies will be advertised and we do not accept speculative CVs.  If there are no vacant positions listed on this website, then we are not recruiting.  There are a number of departments (Customer Services / Box Office / Stage / Electrics / Wardrobe) for which casual staff recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we will place notices on this page should we be requiring new staff, but if there is no ad, then we are not recruiting.  Full details on how to apply for positions in these departments will be noted in the job advertisement.

Work Experience/Placements
The Trust is unable to offer work experience placements at this time due to the level of resources available and the volume of such requests. 
If you have any queries or questions on recruitment with the Trust, please contact Iain Ross, Director of Finance and Human Resources on 0131 622 8093 or email