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Chief Executive Officer, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth


  • Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 pa
  • Full time
  • Deadline for applications: 12pm (noon) Wednesday 30 January 2020
  • Interviews: Friday 14 February 2020
  • Anticipated start date: May 2020

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to play the leading role in driving Barbican Theatre forward into our next chapter. In 2020 we celebrate our 40th year as a theatre committed to supporting artists, young people and reflecting the stories and voices of those who do not often get seen and heard.

We are looking for an ambitious and dynamic leader who will continue to take Barbican Theatre from strength to strength. We seek an individual with the energy and passion to be our public ambassador, who leads with authority but from the heart of the organisation.

We have always been more than just a theatre and we are proud of the communities that work with and for us. We are looking for someone who can re-imagine and cultivate the Barbican Theatre of tomorrow, a person with vision and an accurate strategic compass who can ensure the quality of work and our long-term financial sustainability.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international backgrounds with right to work.

For full details of the role and to download a Recruitment Pack please click here

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