Director of Drama St Mary's
Department of Humanities and Creative Industries
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Starting Salary: £53,174
Hours: Permanent, Full-time position
Drama St Mary’s is the Universities Drama School operating semi-autonomously within the newly formed Department of Humanities and Creative Industries.
The focus at Undergraduate level is on vocational training with students on its two programmes, the BA Acting and the 2 year accelerated BA Technical Theatre programme expected to be in class for 30 hours a week.
Undergraduate work is supplemented by two MA degree programmes in Playwriting and London Theatre, but the expectation is that post-graduate portfolio will be broadened over the next few years. We also support a number of PhD students working towards their doctorates.
Drama St Mary’s currently supports the training of over 250 students, employs six full time academics, 4 technicians and 2 administrators. Much of the teaching is enabled by a fantastic stable of over 30 visiting practitioners. We have a growing reputation within the theatre industry for developing talented artists not just in the field of acting but as directors, devisers, designers, technicians, producers and writers.
All applicants are auditioned and/or interviewed prior to being offered a place.
St Mary’s has a proud history of inclusivity and many of our students are the first in their families to have entered higher education. Drama St Mary’s is active in supporting a widening participation agenda that pro-actively encourages applications form non-traditional backgrounds. We constantly review policy and procedure to ensure we have done all we can to remove any financial, cultural or social barriers that may prohibit talented students from taking up a place on our courses.
Reporting weekly to the Head of Humanities and Creative Industries; we’re looking for a visionary and inspirational leader to take Drama St Mary’s forward into the next phase of its development.
We welcome applications from candidates who:
- Have previously managed in a conservatoire environment and understands the rigour of this system.
- Have a track record of outstanding outcome focused practice based teaching.
- Adhere to our values of inclusion and widening participation.
- Is an exceptional team player with consistently high expectations for our staff and students.
- Can develop curriculum, keeping abreast of the challenges and opportunities for the subject area within the current higher education context.
- Will understand and advocate for the value of vocational Drama training within a University context.
For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click here
Closing Date for applications: 1st August 2019 at 23:59
Interview Date: 6th September 2019