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Please see below for the current vacancies at HighTide.

Artistic Director, HighTide Theatre

We are looking for an Artistic Director to succeed co-founder Steven Atkinson who has decided to step down in 2019 after 12 years.

HighTide has established itself as the first new major British theatre company of this Century and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many major playwrights, including Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Vinay Patel. The HighTide Festival is the Sundance of theatre, allowing new artists to experiment and become known to audiences and the theatre world. HighTide productions have played in theatres across the UK, including the National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic and Traverse Theatre, introducing new writers and challenging plays to audiences. Our primary offering is an annual festival, currently in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow, where we produce stories of contemporary politics and society, which we often tour. Our objective is to reach diverse audiences – particularly, in areas of low cultural engagement.

The Artistic Director sets the strategic vision for HighTide and provides artistic leadership. Answerable to the Board and working in collaboration with the Executive Producer, the Artistic Director is responsible for the long term sustainability of the organisation.

HighTide is looking for an outstanding and talented individual who will lead the theatre with passion, imagination, integrity and a commitment to the mission, objectives and values of the theatre. S/he will have had experience of theatre (for example, as a director, producer or playwright) – but it is not a requirement that s/he has worked as a director or assistant director.

The appointment will be made in December this year with the expectation that the successful candidate will join HighTide in April 2019.

To apply please download the Job DescriptionApplication Form  and Equal Opportunities Form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8 October 2018.

If you would like any further information on the role please contact the Executive Producer: [email protected].

HighTide is committed to diversity and to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are, therefore, welcome irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.

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