Curve

Director of Production

Curve, Leicester

Up to £50k per annum
Full time, permanent

Curve is a leading producing theatre, creating compelling cultural experiences for all those who live, learn, visit and work in Leicester. Under the leadership of Chief Executive, Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work and dance. All of this is presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement and learning opportunities, which firmly places audiences and communities at the heart of everything we do.

We are seeking an inspirational Director of Production to lead and manage our production teams. You will have significant experience working in technical theatre, a demonstrable track record of leading and managing teams of staff and freelance creatives, along with experience in costing and negotiating deals and contracts for small and large scale projects. The postholder will be a member of the Senior Management Team, playing a key role in the leadership of the theatre as well as providing direct line management and guidance to the production team.

The post holder will be expected to oversee all production budgets for Made at Curve produced work and therefore will be able to demonstrate expertise in budgeting and financial control. In addition, it is essential that you have up to date knowledge of Health & Safety legislation as you will play an active part in leading on this area within the production department. You will be able to work under pressure delivering to multiple deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful individual will have a flexible approach to working, including the ability to work unsociable hours.

We want to employ passionate, hard-working and dedicated individuals; if this is you, do consider applying to work with us even if you don’t meet all the criteria in the person specification – we want to hear from you. To apply for this role visit our website www.curveonline.co.uk/about-us/careers/ and submit a covering letter setting out why you are suitable for the role, and why you want to work at Curve (no more than 1 page) along with your CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 2 October
First stage interviews: Wednesday, 12 October
Second stage interviews: Wednesday, 19 October

We are an inclusive organisation, from our trustees and team members to our audience and participants. We treat all job applicants equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.