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Royal Shakespeare Company

Archived: Learning Partnerships Manager

Salary: Up to £34K pro-rata depending on experience (actual salary up to £27,200 working 4 days p/w)

Do you have experience in managing arts-based learning partnerships with schools and/or universities? Are you working within a professional theatre or arts environment? Do you enjoy developing and maintaining long-term working relationships with a range of professional partnerships and artists in the UK and internationally? Do you have excellent communication skills?

We are looking for a Learning Partnerships Manager to join our Learning and National Partnerships team to develop and manage the RSC’s learning partnerships with schools and universities, outside and within the UK. This role will extend the reach and impact of RSC learning approaches and pedagogy, creating a community of practice and providing income streams for the RSC.

This is a part-time, permanent position, which reports to the Head of Learning, where key responsibilities will include (please see the full job description and person specification for the comprehensive list):

  • Being the first point of contact for internal and external enquiries relating to learning partnerships with schools or universities outside of the UK and university partnerships within the UK.
  • Designing and managing innovative programmes of work that meet the needs of partner schools or universities
  • Ensuring that contracted activity is delivered according to deadlines and budgets
  • Recruiting and support RSC artists to deliver bespoke programmes and projects in partner schools and universities
  • Working with the Development / fundraising team to enable effective and efficient reporting
  • End to end project management and administration of partnerships
  • Evaluating and monitoring partnerships
  • Managing freelance artists as necessary

We are looking for someone with:

  • Significant experience of working in a professional theatre or arts environment
  • Experience of managing arts-based learning partnerships with schools and/or universities
  • An understanding of theatre and the contribution it can make to teaching and learning
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to form and maintain relationships with a range of professionals and artists
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills
  • A proven commitment to equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion
  • The ability to prioritise a varied workload, work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Whilst this role is responsible for managing existing learning partnerships with schools and/or universities overseas and with the UK based universities, you will also have the opportunity to develop new relationships with educational institutions in other territories and within the UK .

This is a part-time, permanent position, working 32 hours per week, across 4 days. The position is based in Stratford-upon-Avon with remote working and flexible working options. There may be some international travel required.

Please note, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Access and Inclusion 

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences.

We offer support and resources to aid access to the application and interview process, as well as the role itself, should you be successful. To discuss in further detail, please contact jobs@rsc.org.uk – we would be delighted to talk with you.

We know that discussions around access and inclusion can be sensitive and personal. We welcome feedback on our approach, and the language used, so that we can continue to evolve our practice.

If you would like to talk further, please contact jobs@rsc.org.uk in the first instance. Any feedback you provide will be treated confidentially, and will not impact on your enquiry, application, or relationship with the RSC.

Application Process 

Online interviews will take place in the week commencing 8 August, with an in-person second stage in the week commencing 15 August.

All applications should be made online using the RSC website.

About the RSC 

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We can offer great benefits and aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.

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