LIFT is looking to appoint an Artistic Director / Joint Chief Executive to succeed Mark Ball who will leave LIFT in June 2017.
For over three decades LIFT has presented the stories of the world to every corner of our city, pioneering new forms of theatre and setting the benchmark for internationalism in the arts. Working closely with major theatres, dance houses, museums and galleries, LIFT produces a biennial London-wide festival with commissioning at its heart, as well as year-round activity including large scale projects, national touring and participatory work.
We are now seeking to appoint an inspiring leader to work collaboratively with the Board, the Executive Director / Joint Chief Executive and the rest of the team to create a fantastic new chapter in LIFT’s story.
The successful candidate will have proven artistic vision and have delivered amazing productions and eclectic programmes, they will be a confident fundraiser, advocate and communicator and able to forge and maintain strong and successful relationships with a range of partners. Inspired by LIFT’s founding values, we remain steadfastly committed to the principles of our inaugural 1981 festival. We seek an Artistic Director with a passion for London, to Internationalism, to the notion of Festival, and to Theatre, in all of its diversity.
A full job description, person specification and further information about LIFT can be found in the Information for Candidates pack.
To apply for the post, please send an up to date CV; a covering letter outlining (in no more than two pages) your vision for LIFT for the next five years; a statement addressing the selection criteria; contact details for two referees who can be contacted if you are to reach the shortlist stage and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or to Bernard Donoghue, Chair, LIFT, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB
Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday 30 May 2017
First round interviews: Friday 9 June 2017
Second round interviews: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Anticipated start date: April 2018
LIFT seeks to actively encourage applications from those with less visibility in the arts. We specifically welcome applicants from women, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international backgrounds.
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in LIFT.
We are working with David Micklem to help identify potential applicants for this position. For a confidential conversation about LIFT and the advertised role please email David at email@example.com