Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Vice Principal, Director of Production Arts

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Permanent

Competitive salary, from £74,040 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) plus market forces supplement per annum depending on experience/performance

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a world leading specialist performing arts conservatoire, investing in the artists of today and tomorrow.

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for Music, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice, promoting experiment, research and innovation with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world.  In addition, Guildhall Young Artists reaches circa 2000 pre tertiary young people each week.

Our higher education Production Arts programmes are highly regarded in the industry for the thoroughness of their audition processes and the quality and rigour of the training. The programmes are renowned for their future focus, industry relevance, care and attention to individual student development and the strong ethic of collaboration shared by staff and students. As well as higher education courses, the Director of Production Arts oversees a number of cross cutting workstreams including Guildhall Live Events, a business unit born out of the school’s video mapping expertise. There are also plans for the new Director to roll out production arts activity across Guildhall Young Artists and within the Guildhall’s Open programme.

We are seeking an inspirational leader who has a vision for the performing arts industry of the future and the role of the production arts within it, recognising the many current and emerging performance platforms in which our graduates will flourish and able to drive change at both institution and industry levels.

The successful applicant will have significant professional industry and/or educational experience in any discipline within production arts or relevant creative industry and be well networked within the international performing arts industry.

For more details please go to www.gsmd.ac.uk/jobs.

To apply online, please visit careers.cityoflondon.gov.uk.  Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS525. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date is midday Friday 3 January 2020.

Interviews will be held in week commencing 13 January and 20 January 2020.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.