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Head of Foundation Course

The Oxford School of Drama is looking for a creative and motivational individual to lead its Foundation Course.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to lead this rewarding and popular six month course.  The course gives young people the opportunity to develop their creativity through a range of technical and practical skills development and performance experiences. It is a life-changing experience for many students, introducing them to vocational acting training and developing their confidence as performers and in life. Many graduates of the Course have gone on to train at Oxford and other leading UK Drama Schools.

The Head of Foundation Course will take an important role at the School in supporting the development of new and emerging teachers/practitioners. The role will also take the lead on devising the Outreach programme for the School and they will contribute to a short course programme.

The Head of Foundation Course will work as part of the Senior Management Team to lead the strategic development and management of the School and they will work closely with the leads on all the courses to create an integrated curriculum across the School’s core courses.

Salary £28,000 per annum (£46,650 pro rata to 0.6FTE)

The post is a 0.6 FTE permanent contract

For more information and how to apply, see the website

Director of Technical Training

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Technical Training who will provide strategic and visible leadership, delivering world-leading and industry relevant training, and ensuring a collaborative environment between staff and students across technical and acting training.

This is a key role at RADA and an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our training.

Full-time, Permanent, up to £65,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: 2pm on Monday 16 May 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 1 June 2022

More information via the RADA website

Office Coordinator

Drama Studio London is a leading UK drama school offering conservatoire training for the Performing Arts industry through BA, MFA and diploma courses in Acting. The Office Coordinator holds a vital role in keeping DSL’s busy operations running smoothly.

Your key responsibilities include admissions: processing applications, organising auditions, sending offers, writing student contracts, assisting international students and processing scholarship and bursary applications. You will provide administrative support to the Director of DSL and Course Leaders, in particular supporting the full time (1 Year Diploma and 2 Year MFA) and part time courses. This includes following up students’ tuition fee payments with The University of West London Finance Team.

Other specific duties might include the hiring of external rooms, the booking of school trips and theatre tours travel and accommodation as well as overseas residencies for students. You will help to organise and coordinate in house and external events and manage multiple inboxes.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in a busy office and will have excellent time management skills. The Office Coordinator is the immediate point of contact for enquiries so interpersonal skills are essential. A good knowledge of VISA processes is desirable.

This is a full time role with a competitive salary.

Please write a letter of interest attaching your c.v. to [email protected]

If you would like to discuss the role in advance of application please contact the office on 0208 579 3897.

Applications must be received by: Thursday 12th May 2022.

Associate Artist

The Oxford School of Drama Trust (OSD) is seeking to appoint an Associate Artist to join the School. The Associate Artist role is a new two year fixed term, freelance position for a current practitioner from any discipline in the performing arts. This role will offer students the experience of working closely with a practitioner as part of their journey to develop their creative voice.

The OSD Associate Artist role will also be a stimulus for continued development at the School by contributing to the shape and content of the curriculum that supports our actors in training to be artists and makers. It is envisaged that the Associate Artist will lead creative projects with actors in training that support them in new ways as emerging artists and makers. The Associate Artist will work as part of the Senior Management Team to contribute to the  strategic development and management of the School.

OSD particularly encourages expressions of interest from artists/practitioners from the global majority who are currently under-represented within the management and teaching staff at the School. OSD is an equal opportunity employer. We positively welcome the contributions of people from a wide range of backgrounds, recognising the value that different perspectives bring to the School. 

Fixed Term position from 2022 to 2024. Fee of £10 – 15k per annum. Closing Date: 1 May at 5pm.

For the job application pack and details on how to apply, please visit the school website

Head of Acting and Lead on the One Year Course

The Oxford School of Drama is looking for a creative and motivational individual to lead the Acting Faculty.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to shape and deliver the School’s artistic vision through an inspiring and creative acting syllabus. The Head of Acting will also be the lead on the One Year Course. In a newly designed role that builds on the School’s solid foundations and refreshed vision, the Head of Acting will be responsible for taking forward an enriched curriculum with clear purpose and direction. They will be an inspiration to the acting faculty and will enhance the skill and ability of the whole faculty, able to offer mentorship and insight to both experienced tutors and teachers who are early on in their career.

As lead on the One Year Course, there is an opportunity to head up a re-design of the course within the refreshed vison for the School.

The Head of Acting will work as part of the Senior Management Team to lead the strategic development and management of the School and they will work closely with the leads on the 3 Year Course and Foundation Course to create an integrated curriculum across the School’s core courses.

This post will be full-time hours during term time (33 weeks per year) and part-time hours during non-term time.

The post is a 0.8 FTE permanent contract Salary £47,000 per annum. Closing Date: 1 May at 5pm.

For the job application pack and details on how to apply, please visit the school website

Senior Teaching Fellow in Theatre Production

We are seeking an outstanding individual to take up the post of Senior Teaching Fellow in Theatre Production within the department of Technical Theatre Arts. You will contribute to the delivery of teaching across the BA Theatre Production and MA Stage & Production Management programmes, in areas including stage management, production management, technical management, research projects and professional development, working closely with both teaching and technical staff to ensure students have the right opportunities and are appropriately supported, mentored, and assessed. You will contribute to the assessment process and module administration, and alongside colleagues you will deliver an excellent student experience.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in higher education settings and an understanding of the needs of students in a complex learning environment.  You will be an experienced theatre stage/production/technical manager with excellent administrative, pastoral, and inter-personal skills and knowledge of current practices and techniques in professional theatre and entertainment production. You will hold a degree level qualification in technical theatre or related discipline and/or have extensive relevant professional experience.  You will also be confident in representing your discipline through professional/industry sector engagement. You will be organised, able to meet deadlines and manage your own workload. You will have up-to-date knowledge of Health & Safety and a commitment to promoting safe working and inclusive practices.

To find out more about the role and for the full job description, see the job advert on the University of Surrey website

Performing Arts Technician (Sound)

We are seeking an outstanding individual to take up the post of Performing Arts Technician (Sound) in the technical team, within the Operations and Events Department at GSA. The Performing Arts Technician (Sound) provides technical expertise to support the delivery of all programmes and the development and application of appropriate skills and capabilities, to assist the realisation of GSA theatre productions, other public arts events, research events, student society events, open days, conferences, lectures, and meetings. The team also provides equipment, support, mentoring and maintenance, ensuring a high standard for all GSA activities.  Providing an excellent student experience is central to all we do.

The successful candidate will have experience of delivering sound design and sound-related work in the industry, and preferably experience of working in a Conservatoire or other Higher Education setting.  You will be an experienced sound technician with excellent administrative, pastoral, and inter-personal skills and knowledge of current practices and techniques in professional theatre and entertainment production. You will be well organised, able to meet deadlines and manage your own workload, taking responsibility for supervising, demonstrating and mentoring students and freelance staff, managing and repairing equipment and the sound equipment budget. You will have up-to-date knowledge of Health & Safety and a commitment to promoting safe working and inclusive practices.

Salary: £27,924 to £32,344

Location: Guildford

Post Type: Full-time

To find out more about the role and for the full job description, see the job advert on the University of Surrey website:

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as one of the UK’s leading performing arts institutions. We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual for the newly created role of Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. This is an exciting time to join us. Led by our new Principal/CEO, we are about to embark on a major review of our curriculum and begin our journey to becoming a university in our own right through achieving degree awarding powers.

This new role is designed to ensure that we not only meet our equality and diversity obligations, but also that equality and diversity supports and enables the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. This covers all the protected groups.

We aspire to be a diverse and forward-thinking employer, embedding the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and we are committed to working together to create an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, pursuing our vision to be a leading global vocational training institution. We place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans. Appointments will always be made on merit.

For full information, job description and how to apply, please see the LIPA website

Head of Media

Drama Studio London is a leading UK drama school offering conservatoire training for the Performing Arts industry through BA, MFA and diploma courses in Acting.  Acknowledging the contemporary employment landscape for actors, recorded media is respected as a major and vital component of training. Recent developments have included the introduction of ADR and green screen filming to the curriculum.  As Head Of Media you will be responsible for the operation of the Recorded Media department and will collaborate with the Head of Audio.

Your primary goal will be the delivery of high-quality screen acting classes both as a practitioner and a scheduler.  You will oversee the delivery of classes ranging from teaching the basic principles to directing graduation projects.  

In addition to the academic requirements of marking, facilitating tutorials and developing the curriculum you will recruit and liaise with professional practitioners, who will be working in the TV and film industries, ensure that the material used in classes is suitable for the aims and objectives of the courses and current high standards are maintained. In addition you will be responsible for the sourcing of film crew required for various filming projects, day to day scheduling and liaising with the Media Technician.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in the TV and/or film industry ideally as a director or a producer.  You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the acting process and  an awareness of technical filming.

You will also enjoy working in a small busy team of fellow committed professional practitioners demonstrating strong project management skills, a flexible approach and effective communication.

This is a full time role with a salary of £35,000 per annum. It is acknowledged that as a working professional provision will be made for you to engage in some professional projects externally by arrangement with the Director of DSL.

Please write a letter of interest in the post attaching your c.v. to [email protected]

If you would like to discuss the role in advance of application please contact the office on 0208 579 3897.

Applications must be received by: Midday Monday 28 March 2022.

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Calling creatives, technicians, and teachers-Join the GSA People's Network

We’re looking to grow, strengthen and expand our People's Network, welcoming and encouraging applications from individuals who may identify as part of or belong to communities currently underrepresented in our workforce.

If you are interested in working with GSA on a freelance or permanent basis or would like to learn more, we invite you to register your interest via email to [email protected] and we will follow up to organise an informal discussion within the following 14 days.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you.

As part of the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator (PT)

This new role is designed to ensure that we not only meet our equality and diversity obligations, but also that equality and diversity supports and enables the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. This covers all the protected groups. Reporting to our Registrar, you will help us find solutions to the various equality and diversity challenges which the Higher Education sector is currently facing. You will be expected to deliver expert advice and guidance, develop and implement policies and practices and produce action plans to support these. You will make a significant contribution to our forthcoming curriculum review. You will deliver training and organise activities to promote equality and diversity to our staff, students and others as relevant.

The successful candidate will also support our Access & Schools/Colleges Liaison Manager and Widening Participation Team with a range of outreach activities aimed at raising aspiration and awareness towards our courses amongst groups which are currently underrepresented here, in particular Black and ethnic minority learners. You must have a degree or equivalent experience. It is important that you are familiar with equality, diversity and inclusion issues and ideally have knowledge of equalities legislation in Higher Education. A proactive and positive approach is essential. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Experience of initiating, designing and evaluating equality activities is desirable along with the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders.

To find out more about the role, and how to apply, see the candidate pack on the school website

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