Capital Theatres is Scotland’s largest independent theatre charity, operating three iconic venues in Edinburgh: the Festival and King’s Theatres and the Studio Theatre, providing some of Scotland’s most important and historic sites for the performing arts. Bringing an eclectic mix of the highest-quality national and international music, dance, drama, appealing to all ages, and with an extensive creative engagement programme, Capital Theatres is a hugely successful, vibrant organisation.
Capital Theatres seeks to appoint an experienced professional for the role of Head of Creative Engagement; at a pivotal point in our strategy, we are looking for a special person with vision and passion for engaging with diverse communities, connecting through the life-changing possibilities culture has to offer. We have two key objectives – the first is to work with our highly experienced practitioners in building out a more inclusive, intergenerational creative engagement platform from our already highly successful programmes of work; the second is to develop a creative hub for artistic talent development and create an exciting new brand for The Studio.
Under the leadership of a new Chief Executive, this move into the next phase of Capital Theatres’ strategic journey spearheads the cultural and economic regeneration of its communities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading a high-performing Creative Engagement team, you will be responsible for devising and implementing this new creative engagement strategy ensuring delivery of creative excellence for the long-term benefit of the many communities it serves whilst championing inclusion and equality across the board.
You will be an energetic and creative individual with strong artistic judgement, a passion for community co-creation and a real drive for social change. A confident communicator and an inspiring role model, you will lead by example. You will have a strong sense of integrity and a proven track record of leading an organisation in the successful production of high-quality engagement projects, developing the creative case to fundraise for financial support and managing programme budgets together with the ability to create and manage complex multi-stakeholder partnerships. You will have outstanding organisational and strategy development skills and a passion for the mission of Capital Theatres.
This is a unique opportunity to come in on the ground-floor of an exciting strategic change, to help shape the future through working closely with the new and visionary Chief Executive in the development of endless possibilities for creative endeavour. This role presents a true career-defining opportunity for an outstanding individual.
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