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The Performance Ensemble

As Executive Director of The Performance Ensemble, you will work jointly and collaboratively with the Artistic Director as joint CEOs, to lead The Performance Ensemble. You will have responsibility for strategic planning and financial stability of the company and its work, implement the company's strategic aims and objectives, deliver our mission, and bring all projects to fruition.

You will be a spokesperson for The Performance Ensemble, representing its values in civic and business networks. You will also build strong relationships with our Ensemble and wider team to foster an inclusive culture of collaboration, care and wellbeing. You will be steadfast in your commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to realising the potential of older people's creativity.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with demonstrable experience in the following areas-


  • Excellent level of budgeting and financial management skills
  • The ability to provide strategic and operational leadership, motivate and inspire teams of people
  • An ability to collaborate and develop wide-ranging partnerships
  • Strong communication skills and experience dealing with contracts and negotiations
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and planning skills
  • An entrepreneurial, positive and self-motivated approach, and the ability to work on your own initiative


  • Professional experience in Arts Management
  • Experience in developing and implementing Business, Fundraising and Audience Development Plans
  • Proven track record of effective project management, evaluation and report writing


  • Strong working knowledge of the performance sector, and a passion for theatre and the arts
  • Knowledge of and commitment to embedding EDI and care in policy and practice

Key areas of work to include:

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Governance and Policy
  • Financial and Risk Management
  • Partnerships and Stakeholder Management
  • Accountability
  • Company Management/HR
  • Fundraising
  • Production

For more details please see the Executive Director and Joint CEO candidate pack.

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Executive Director and Joint CEO please submit the following documentation to info@theperformanceensemble.com

  • CV (max 2 sides of A4)
  • Cover letter (max 1 side of A4)
  • Contact details for two referees, of which at least one who knows you in a professional capacity
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form

Candidate Pack
Equal Opportunities monitoring form

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