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General Manager

Date Added
19 November 2021
JMK Trust
Flexible, regular access to London for board meetings.
£29,500 - £35,000 dependent on experience. Please note - this is an employee role not freelance
Job Specification
The JMK Trust is committed to developing the next generation of outstanding theatre directors, irrespective of their background. The Trust is aiming to recruit a dynamic new General Manager to deliver its strategic objectives and day-to-day operations. 
The JMK Trust 
The JMK Trust was founded in memory of a theatre director of thrilling promise, James Menzies-Kitchin, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28. Since 1997 the Trust has discovered and nurtured a new generation of visionary young directors whose work and influence can be seen throughout the British theatre industry. 
We want to find a new General Manager who has passion for our mission statement, and will drive the delivery of our programme of work, including the prestigious JMK Award and our national programme of artist development activity for early career theatre makers and directors. Working in close collaboration with our board, you will need strategic thinking, independence and adaptability, logistical planning and organisational management skills. 
Looking for: General Manager 
With special skills / experience: The Trust is looking to recruit a dynamic new General Manager to deliver its strategic objectives and oversee its day-to-day operations. 
Fee: Hours: 5 days pw – flexible. Salary: £29,500 - £35,000 dependent on experience. Please note - this is an employee role not freelance. 
Location: Flexible, regular access to London for board meetings. 
The Job: The General Manager (GM) is pivotal to the Trust's work and operations. The GM plays an integral role in planning, with the Board of Trustees, the Trust's strategic direction and is responsible for raising funds and overseeing its delivery and day-to-day activity – specifically its annual Award, in partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre, London, and the National Programme, in partnership with 14 producing theatres across the UK. 
The GM reports to the Trust's Chair and Trustees, apprising them of all operations at regular board meetings. The GM also line-manages a team of Director Practitioners which deliver National Programme activity across the country. The General Manager is also responsible for the Trust's bursary programme which offers paid opportunities to theatre artists to work as assistant directors at partner theatres nationwide.
Application Details
The Process: To apply, please email a copy of your CV, accompanied by a supporting statement, which sets out clearly your interest in this post, and why you are suitable for it, referring to the job description and person specification, to: In addition please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return with your application. 
For an informal conversation about this post, email our Chair, Stephen Fewell on to arrange a time to talk with him or one of our Trustees. 
Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 13th December 2021   
First Interview (online): w/c 20th December   
Second Interview (in person): Early 2022 
Start date: Early 2022 
Apply via: 
Closing date 13/12/2021
Closing Date
13 December 2021
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