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Vacancy: Executive Director

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance is looking to appoint a dynamic and ambitious Executive Director to work alongside the Artistic Director in leading the company and its dedicated team through our next stage of ambition and growth. 

The role will provide strategic leadership and business direction and will lead on all managerial, financial and operational functions of the company. In close partnership with the Artistic Director and Associate Producer, they will be responsible for the planning and development of company productions across a wide variety of platforms.

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance has been making work for over 30 years and has created work for a variety of venues and contexts including theatres, outdoor and indoor sites and on film. The company is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and has a strong institutional funding base that supports our creative ambitions.  As an agile, entrepreneurial team long used to marrying the power of the physical with the potential of digital spaces, we have continued to create new work and connect audiences with existing work throughout the pandemic, and are looking forward to coming through this period with a renewed sense of energy and ambition. 

To this end we are looking to find a creative and enterprising candidate to fulfil the role of Executive Director on a full time basis.  The SJD team is based at Somerset House, although is currently working remotely.  We are open to flexible working patterns.

SJD Executive Director pack 2021

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The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 5 July 2021

You are encouraged to take up the offer of a confidential conversation with trustee Alison Duthie before applying. Please feel free to email her on to arrange a good time to talk.

First round interviews will take place in London the week of 12 July. The format of interviews will be concluded when we know what COVID restrictions will be in place.

Please let us know in your application if you are unavailable on these dates.


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