The Unicorn Theatre seeks a new Artistic Director

Closing Date: 29 November 2017

Unicorn Theatre

Location: Central London

Remuneration: £50,000 per annum



The Board of the Unicorn Theatre seeks to appoint a visionary, dynamic and ambitious Artistic Director to work alongside the Executive Director to lead the theatre into its eighth decade.

The new Artistic Director of the Unicorn will co-lead the theatre into the next phase of its evolution. Overseeing the theatre’s artistic outputs, producing ambitious and challenging seasons of work for young audiences, and building the reputation and profile of the Unicorn and of children’s theatre more broadly, the right candidate will find opportunities to develop new artistic relationships and initiatives with diverse and world-class artists.

You will be a visionary artistic force, with a track record of bold and successful directing, programming or producing, and the ability to lead a team. You will have the energy and dynamism to see ideas through to completion, the ability to excite colleagues about ideas and goals, and a commitment to young audiences. You will have an understanding of the social, political and financial challenges facing the arts and young people, and the desire to influence wider social or sectoral change.

To apply for this post, please click on this link to download the Application Pack or go to the website at and send CV and covering letter outlining your artistic vision for the Unicorn, with our EO monitoring form.

Salary: £50,000 per annum. The Board will consider applications for flexible working.

Contract: Permanent following a three month probationary period. Annual leave allowance is 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays, with one additional day to a maximum of 30 for each full year of service. The Unicorn offers a stakeholder pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 10am, Wednesday 29 November 2017
First Interviews: Friday 8 December 2017

The Unicorn Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds, with different skills and experiences to bring into our organisation. All candidates who identify as disabled and demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview, in line with the Equalities Act 2010.

The Unicorn Theatre is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.