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The Oxford School of Drama

The Oxford School of Drama is looking for a highly-skilled and creative individual who will lead the acting faculty in delivering a distinctive vocational acting training with a national reputation for quality, rigour, creativity and inclusivity.

This is a new, permanent position at The Oxford School of Drama and is a rare opportunity to take on a key leadership role in a unique organisation at a time of change and development across the sector.

The Head of Acting will work as part of the Senior Management Team to lead the strategic development and management of the School and enhance its reputation. They will play a major role in the artistic and educational leadership of the School overseeing the design and delivery of the acting syllabus. Alongside the Head of Courses, they will make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the whole curriculum.

Their experience as a highly-skilled acting tutor will be an inspiration to the acting faculty and will enhance the skill and ability of the whole faculty. Innovative in their approach, their focus will be on ensuring that our students acquire the skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the performing arts industries of today and the future. In the classroom they will be delivering at the highest level on specific areas of the acting syllabus.

The Head of Acting will be a creative artist, taking responsibility for directing at least one theatre production and graduate showcase in each academic year.

How to apply

Applications should be in the form of a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role and this should be accompanied by a CV. Applicants also need to complete an Equal Opportunities Form.

Applications should be submitted to Liz Wilson, Executive Director on l.wilson@oxforddrama.ac.uk

Closing date for applications – 12pm on Friday 30 October 2020.

Interviews will take place in week commencing 9 November 2020.

The position will start from January 2021.

For further information on the School or position please

Visit our website

or telephone 01993 812883 or email l.wilson@oxforddrama.ac.uk