Mercury Theatre Colchester

Artistic Director

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is seeking new artistic leadership.

Each year, we welcome over 130,000 people to our critically acclaimed Made in Colchester productions and lively visiting programme.

We are now looking for an imaginative and proven theatre maker to work in partnership with Steve Mannix our Executive Director, steering the venue’s artistic programme in the wake of our major capital redevelopment. The successful candidate will have a compelling artistic vision for the Mercury, which is an artistic hub at the centre of cultural life in Colchester, North Essex and East Anglia. The Mercury is a significant player in the national theatre ecology

In June 2019, we break ground on a £9.6 million refurbishment of the theatre, creating a 547 seat auditorium, 99 seat studio, extended front of house facilities, and onsite rehearsal and creative learning space. The Artistic Director’s inaugural season in 2020 will announce our return to this transformed venue.

We invite applications from directors or producers who have the vision, skills and experience to lead the theatre alongside the Executive Director.

For further details about the role, download the Artistic Director Recruitment pack from https://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/about-the-theatre/employment-opportunities/.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10:00am on Monday, 14 January 2019.
First round interviews on Friday, 8 February or Saturday, 9 February with second round on Thursday 7 March.

The Mercury Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes diversity in the staff team. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.