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Head of Programme Theatre31, Icon Theatre


Icon Theatre is searching for a talented individual, passionate about working with young people in theatre, to join our team as Head of Programme, Theatre31.

Theatre31 is one of five flagship Youth Performance Partnerships in the UK, funded by ACE/DCMS.  The programme is delivered in partnership with Medway Council, Medway and Sheppey LCEPs, Ideastest, Kent County Council and ROH Bridge. 

Inspired by the idea that cultural and artistic activities are a human right for all children and young people, Theatre31 aims to empower 2000 children and young people across Medway and Sheppey to commission, co-create and engage in performing arts activities by June 2022. 

The Head of Programme will take overall responsibility for the development and delivery of all aspects of Theatre31, including developing new youth theatre bases, commissioning a range of large and small scale projects and productions, supporting schools festivals, Artsmark and Arts Award programmes and a wide range of theatre trips, workshops and masterclasses.  The role is for a fixed term until December 2022 when the programme is due to complete.

The Head of Programme will manage a team of four core staff (2 FT/2 PT) plus additional freelance staff, and work closely with Icon Theatre’s Artistic Director, Book-keeper, Theatre31 website developers and evaluators.  They will be communicating at a senior level with programme partners including ACE and Medway Council.  We are looking for a creative, strategic, positive thinker with a practical ‘can-do’ approach, able to work collaboratively with team members and external partners in a variety of creative, community, schools and professional settings. 

Icon Theatre believes theatre is for all and promotes diversity and access across its activities. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds. 

To apply, please download the recruitment pack 

If you require this pack in an alternative format, or would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact us by emailing

Applications deadline 12 noon, Friday 17 July 2020

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