Status:Full time equivalent - 18 Months
Start Date:September 2020
Closing Date:Monday 23 December 2019, 12pm
Interview Dates:21 January (Sheffield) and 22 January (London)
Salary:(up to) £30,000pa pro rata
This is a paid residency for a director with a strong professional track record of making work and a desire to develop their artistic leadership.
In November RTYDS selected Sheffield Theatres to take part in the RTYDS Associate Artistic Director scheme from September 2020. RTYDS and Sheffield Theatres will now work together to identify the Associate Artistic Director in an open application process.
Over 18 months the Associate Artistic Director will develop their craft as a director while learning about the role of an artistic director in cultural leadership.
There are few opportunities for directors to learn about the challenges and demands of the role of artistic director. This strand of RTYDS’s work reflects our strong commitment to the development of artistic directors as cultural leaders. There continues to be a significant lack of diversity in those who lead organisations and there is a pressing need to provide progression routes for talented people from backgrounds that continue to be under-represented in the arts.
It is essential that the Associate Artistic Director has a demonstrable and substantial impact on their host organisation, but we also want to provide an opportunity for the director to impact on the wider theatre industry. To achieve this the Associate Artistic Director will spend some of their working time with RTYDS over the course of the 18-month residency. The director will represent both Sheffield Theatres and RTYDS at a national level contributing to debates and initiatives that make theatre more representative and inclusive.