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Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens is seeking an Artistic Director and Joint CEO

Salary: £60,000 per annum
Contract: full-time, 5 years fixed term, with option to renew
Location: London, flexible working considered

Cardboard Citizens has been making theatre that activates change for 30 years. We empower people with lived experience of homelessness and strive to change society’s perceptions of homeless people.

At this milestone Cardboard Citizens are looking for an Artistic Director and Joint CEO with a bold and revitalised vision, who can reimagine the company as a both a playmaker and a changemaker for the future.

We invite fresh ideas and would welcome applications from anyone who can demonstrate relevant artistic experience and a knowledge and understanding of theatre for change – this might be directors, creative producers, designers, live artists, writers, agents for change.

The Artistic Director and Joint CEO will create a company that continues to ask difficult questions, inspires debate and galvanises positive change. This is both an exciting and challenging time and we are looking for someone who is an innovative thinker, an ideas generator who thinks deeply about theatre, social justice and new ways of working.

Cardboard Citizens actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work in a flexible working pattern and are open to the potential for the role to be a partnership (salary pro rata).

By taking positive action around diversity (as permitted in the Equality Act 2010), we will guarantee interviews to eligible candidates who meet the minimum criteria (the Essential Person Specifications laid out in the Job Pack), and self-identify with any of the following groups that we have identified as underrepresented in our workforce and the wider cultural sector:

  • People of African or Caribbean, South Asian, East and Southeast Asian, or mixed heritage, or people of the Global Majority*
  • Candidates with lived experience of homelessness
  • Deaf and/or disabled candidates
  • Neuro-divergent candidates
  • LGBTQIA+ candidates

*This includes but is not exclusive to people of Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

To apply

Please find full details and how to apply in the Artistic Director and Joint CEO application pack:

Application pack

You can also find the application pack on our website.

Closing Date: Monday 28 June, noon

First Interviews: 12 or 13 July  
Second Interviews: 27 July