We are hiring: Artistic Director / CEO           

Eclipse is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary Artistic Director/CEO. You will be both an artistic leader and accountable for the overall success of the company. This means with support from a dynamic and diverse board of trustees you will set the artistic vision for the organisation and provide solid artistic leadership to a small but dedicated team.

Building on the huge success and extraordinary growth of recent years, as Artistic Director/CEO you will lead us into the next chapter of the company’s exciting future. With the Executive Producer, you form the executive team and report individually and jointly to the Board. As Artistic Director, you will work in partnership with the Executive Producer to strategically and operationally lead the organisation. 

We are completely interested in usual suspects, non-usual suspects and wild cards. We do know what we want though. We want a dynamic, inspired and organised change-maker; someone with solid artistic instincts, excellent networks, and a personal ease with artists, partners and the public. You might come from a directing, writing or producing background, whatever your foundations we are looking for drive, ambition and a keen understanding of the role Eclipse currently plays and can continue to play in the coming years.

This role is all about bringing energetic leadership, experience, artistic know-how, we want you to hit the ground running and re-fresh and re-launch a compelling vision for the next 10 years of Eclipse Theatre.

An innovative thinker, you will have experience in leading people and strategic awareness at a senior level. We expect a track record of making work combined with an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial approach to new opportunities.

Eclipse actively encourages applications from those with less visibility in the arts. We specifically welcome applications from women, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international backgrounds with right to work.

For an initial confidential informal conversation about the role please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a time to talk to interim CEO David Byran.

We welcome applications in partnership for the Executive Producer and Artistic Director/CEO roles.

If you are applying as a partnership, we would like you to think about how that might work in practice and to provide the headlines of this structure in your covering letter.

To apply for the post, please send an up to date CV; a statement (not an academic essay) about your vision for Eclipse for the next five years; a covering letter (in no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria; contact details for two referees who can be contacted if you are to reach the second interview stage and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Send all four documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 15 September

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