Shakespeare Schools Foundation seeks Operations Manager

Closing Date: 14 January 2019

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Location: London

Remuneration: £27k-35k per annum, depending on experience.


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Our work instils curiosity and empathy; aspiration and self-esteem; literacy and teamwork – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage. Our annual Festival uses a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and young people in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare.

Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings on professional theatre stages – hundreds of nights across the country, every autumn in the world’s largest youth drama festival.

SSF has two full time Festival Managers. Festival Managers are responsible for ensuring a thrilling and transformative experience for all schools participating in our annual Shakespeare Schools Festival. They manage the Festival Team, who are responsible for our relationships with over 1000 schools, 130 theatres and 100 freelance staff across the country.

The Festival Manager for Operations oversees the growth and sustainability of the Festival, particularly our commitment to working with the young people who need us most.

We are looking for an inspiring leader with significant experience in theatre. Ideally, you will have experience working nationally with theatres and/or creative practitioners. You will combine excellent communication and organisation skills with creativity and innovation. You must identify with SSF’s mission and values and be able to advocate for the organisation to theatres and creative practitioners. You will be flexible, organised and able to work under pressure.

Please see attachment for full job description.

To apply:
• Please complete the application form – link on our website – we will not accept CVs.
• Send to, subject “Festival Manager Operations Application” by 9am on 14th January.
• Interviews will take place in early January, with ideal start date of early February 2019.
• We actively encourage applicants from BAME communities and people with disabilities.
• If you would like any further information on the position or have any specific requirements, please call the SSF office on 0207 601 1800 and ask to speak to Mike.