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Executive Director
Theatre Hullabaloo

Job Description

Theatre Hullabaloo is one of the UK’s leading children’s arts organisations, making, producing, promoting and programming world-class theatre for young audiences. Our purpose-built venue for children and families, The Hullabaloo, presents a year-round programme of performances, creative play installations, family-focussed activities, and participatory work with particular emphasis on early years creativity.

Theatre Hullabaloo is a small team fired with passion and commitment to impact the lives of our local audiences and also to contribute to national and international conversations about the role of the arts and creativity in children’s lives. We are a friendly and inclusive organisation who work hard to support and meet the varying needs of people who work with us to ensure we employ the best people to do the job and that they represent the communities we serve. We are now looking for a dynamic, resourceful and ambitious Executive Director to help shape our next chapter.  

Title:               Executive Director

Salary:           £35,000 per annum

Hours:               40 hours per week

Contract type:   Full time, permanent

Annual leave: 27 days per annum plus bank holidays

The Executive Director, reporting to the CEO/Artistic Producer, will play a major part in the development of the company’s mission and strategy as appropriate for a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.The Executive Director is part of the Senior Management team at Theatre Hullabaloo, alongside the Chief Executive/Artistic Producer and the Finance and Administration Manager. The post reports directly to the Chief Executive but will be expected to work and liaise closely with the Board of Trustees independently as well as in partnership with the CEO.  

This is a senior position at Theatre Hullabaloo with management responsibility for finance, development (relationships with corporate partners, trusts, foundations, and other donors) organisational legal/contractual matters, building/theatre/premises management, office systems and marketing/public relations activity.  The following areas are within the remit of the Executive Director: 

  • Develop and implement systems for monitoring and improving organisational performance, working with the Board of Trustees to ensure agreed objectives are delivered 
  • Coordination of long-range and annual financial and delivery planning in collaboration with the CEO/Artistic Producer and the Board of Trustees to increase organisational resilience
  • Management of the Darlington Borough Council operational partnership for The Hullabaloo
  • Overseeing financial sustainability, including oversight of budget setting, financial reporting and forecasting, cash flow management, expenditures review and approval (delivered by the Finance and Administration Manager)
  • Developing and directing operational plans for administrative operations, ensuring good internal communication and liaison
  • Providing leadership for and actively participating in fundraising activities, donor development, grant seeking and grant reporting
  • Engaging in stakeholder relationships and partnership development (with an emphasis on regional multi-agency relationships)
  • Ensuring the organisation implements strong audience development and engagement, marketing and brand development, working with the Marketing Manager
  • Internal communication and leadership
  • Be accountable for the implementation of all statutory and non-statutory policies and procedures to ensure Theatre Hullabaloo meets its responsibilities to funders, stakeholders and audiences (e.g. access, inclusion, environmental monitoring etc)

For further details, including full job description and person specification, please visit our website to download the job pack and application form. Please note the the closing date of Friday 3rd April 2020.  We want to help applicants to fully represent what they can offer the organisation, so if you feel our application form isn't the best format for you, please contact us so that we can give you access to what you need to apply or attend for an interview.

Theatre Hullabaloo is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance and advantages of diverse workplaces and communities. We particularly welcome applications from people of colour, those who identify as LGBTQI+, or who are d/Deaf or disabled.

If you would like to discuss the role prior to application, please see the job pack for contact details to arrange a phone call with Miranda Thain, CEO/Artistic Producer. We look forward to receiving your application.

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