General Manager/Operations Manager, Extant

  • 3rd May 2019
  • London
  • Part time
  • Paid (£30k-40k pro rata)
  • theatre
  • Rhianne Rowson


2 -3 days per week 

£30k pro rata 

9 months fixed term contract in the first instance

Extant, the UK’s leading theatre Company of visually impaired artists is looking for a reliable, friendly and practical-minded General/Operations Manager to work with us in the short to medium term. This is a pivotal role at an exciting time for the organisation, working with a close-knit team to set up the next stage in our journey.

Over the coming months, you will focus on the following:

Our current office is being sold, and we will move into new premises in December 2019. You will research potential new set ups, liaise with Lambeth Council on other options, and actively seek out creative solutions. You will also project manage the move and see us settled into our new space.

You will work with the Artistic Director/CEO and the board to fund raise for our upcoming programme via charitable trusts and funds, and to devise future fundraising strategy. You will help to report on successful funds, and to update and set up data collection processes, where necessary.

Following a five-year production cycle culminating in the tour of Flight Paths earlier this year, the board and staff of Extant are reviewing our successes, challenges, and plans for the future. You will support this process by liaising between staff, board and consultants, and you will feed in to the review as a core part of the team.

You will oversee the day to day financial and operational running of the organisation, working closely with the administrator, bookkeeper, training programme manager and CEO.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience of operations or general management in the arts sector, preferably with an NPO. An interest in disability arts or experimental theatre would be an advantage.

We are very happy to consider flexible/irregular working hours, although the post holder will need to work most of the time from our office.

Please send a cover letter and CV to by 5pm Friday 3 May 2019.  Interviews will be held week of 20 May 2019.