THE RET BOARD IS SEEKING AN INSPIRATIONAL AND EXPERIENCED ARTS EXECUTIVE TO WORK ALONGSIDE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SARAH FRANKCOM, IN A JOINT LEADERSHIP ROLE TO MAKE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF THE THEATRE.

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From our iconic theatre-in-the-round, in the heart of Manchester, over the last forty years we have established a national reputation for bringing the world’s most powerful stories to life by creating high quality drama and innovative participation programmes, resulting in multiple awards and a reputation for fostering new writing with over 125 world premieres.

We welcome over 200,000 theatre-goers each year to our unique spaces with an estimated further 250,000 people visiting the building to listen to, watch and take part in other events and activities.

The Executive Director will hold responsibility for the successful day-to-day running of the theatre and for creating an environment in which artistic excellence can flourish, they will oversee the organisation’s strategic business planning and implementation, sound financial management, maintaining and developing its stakeholder relations and partnerships, and maximizing its sources of income generation.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader in the arts or creative industries with a track record of working successfully with creative people, financial acumen, strategic planning, operational management and excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.

For an initial confidential informal conversation about the role please contact Yvonne Cox, HR Manager, either by phone (0161 615 6723) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who will arrange for a phone call with Simon Curtis, Head of Production and Interim Executive Manager.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 30 July

Interviews: Tuesday 7 August (First round) Wednesday 15 August (Second round) 

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Executive Director Job Description

Recruitment Information Pack

Equal Opportunities Form

Executive Director Terms and Conditions

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We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the Royal Exchange Theatre to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled people are currently under-represented here, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. All appointments will be made on merit. 

The Royal Exchange Theatre Company is a registered charity, No 255424