Vice Principal, Director of Drama

London (GB)
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Vice Principal, Director of Drama

Guildhall School is a world leading conservatoire and drama school delivering distinctive arts higher education and community engagement to nurture talent, creativity and advance cultural change. Our global community of alumni features outstanding creative practitioners and cultural entrepreneurs. Under the vision of our Principal, Lynne Williams, the School has an ambitious new strategy to advance its dynamic programme of education, industry and community collaboration. 

After successfully leading the School’s Drama Department for many years, Christian Burgess will step down in September 2018. We seek an outstanding individual to fill the role of Vice Principal, Director of Drama, driving further change and innovation. A member of the School’s senior team, this position will lead the development of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, courses for young people and adults, as well as extending the offer within the Guildhall Young Artist programme. The School seeks to deepen its relationship with the Barbican and other cultural organisations in the City of London’s Culture Mile initiative, and increase opportunities for cross-disciplinary, international and industry partnerships.

Successful candidates will evidence an excellent knowledge and practice of the dramatic arts, in the widest sense, across a range of industry and professional platforms. They will bring collaborative practitioner networks which will enable innovation. Guildhall welcomes applications from leaders within performing arts organisations, festivals, theatres, screen and television as well as those already working in practise-based arts higher education contexts.

We are being supported in this search by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing suitability for the post. For further particulars and to apply for this role, please visit quoting reference 3518. The closing date for applications is 9.00am GMT on Monday 9th of April 2018.