Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK. The School is anticipating that it will recruit for several roles in the coming months as part of plans to enhance its operations and the student experience. Please check back regularly for details of new opportunities.
If you have any further enquiries relating to these roles, please contact the relevant hiring manager as indicated in the further information pack.
After eleven years at the Theatre School, Artistic Director Jenny Stephens has chosen to return to her freelance career in writing and directing. Jenny has driven the School’s work in diversifying its student body, and selecting and overseeing so many productions during her tenure at the School.
We now need to identify a Director of Drama who will continue to develop the School’s creative work – appointing visiting directors and designers, choosing the productions and supporting the School’s on-going strategy.
The Director of Drama will be fundamental in helping BOVTS through a time of change and progression. You will have a strong passion for the creative arts industry and show empathy for the higher education teaching sector and its needs. You will be highly organised, adaptable, flexible, patient, self-motivated and happy to step into a busy, chaotic and friendly workplace.
Hours: This is a full-time post, predicated on 40 hours week.
Occasional evening & weekend work will be required.
Salary: £54,400 per annum
Deadline: Applications must be received by Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 12 noon
Interviews: taking place week beginning Monday 17 October 2022
How to apply:
Please download the Candidate Pack (PDF, 3 MB) for further information about the role and full details on how to apply.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is delighted to have partnered with Moon Executive Search to recruit to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
This role will oversee the operational performance and sustainability of BOVTS both from a day to day perspective, but
also crucially by inputting into longer term strategic planning to ensure the vision of the Theatre
School is delivered. For further details, please visit Moon Executive Search’s website, or contact Simon Quinn, Director of Search at Moon via rec[email protected], quoting reference MC2301.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking an experienced Marketing Officer to plan and deliver course- and programme-specific marketing campaigns to ensure that the School’s recruitment targets across its portfolio of higher education, short and youth courses are met.
With responsibility for project managing a range of digital, communications and print marketing activities, the role holder will play a key role in consolidating the reputation of the School’s vocational, specialist training, as well as raising the School’s profile in emergent international markets.
Equipped with relevant experience gained in education marketing, the ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of running successful campaigns to attract applicants, promote offer holder conversion or to diversify student intakes. You will be joining a fast-paced, forward-thinking and supportive marketing team with responsibility for telling the Theatre School’s world-class story.
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £29,650 per annum
Posted: Thursday 8 September
Closing Date: 10 am on Thursday 29 September 2022
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking two full-time Premises Assistants to support the management of its estate and to provide technical support across the School’s teaching sites. Working closely with the School’s Premises Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the buildings and their equipment, as well as their security, maintenance and upkeep.
Equipped with relevant experience in building maintenance, audio-visual (AV) equipment set-up, and health and safety procedures, the role holders will be key points-of-contact for all departments at the Theatre School. The ideal candidate will bring demonstrable organisational skills and will be a strong team player, capable of offering flexibility and adaptability in their hands-on approach.
The successful candidates will play a central role in ensuring the School provides a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which our students can train, in turn ensuring the School is able to continue delivering its world-class training.
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £25,650 per annum
Posted: Friday 9 September
Closing date: Monday 3 October
Each term, we engage a range of freelance staff in a variety of roles across the Theatre School. Employing visiting professionals helps ensure our curricula remain informed by latest industry practice and that our students experience working with a variety of different practitioners.
Examples of freelance opportunities might include:
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We are always keen to hear from practitioners who can bring new approaches and expertise to the School. We are particularly interested to hear from those with identities or backgrounds under-represented within our own workforce and across the wider arts and training sectors. For further information about the School’s approach to recruitment and selection, please use the drop-down menu below.
All visiting freelancers are expected to abide by the School’s codes of conduct for staff and to demonstrate a commitment to the School’s Vision and Values, which underpins our approach to teaching and learning.
If you are interested in working with us, please email a copy of your CV and/or a covering letter to [email protected].
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We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job. Recruitment will be on the basis of the applicant’s abilities and individual merits, measured against the job criteria and competencies.
Equality and diversity
The Theatre School recognises the positive value of diversity, promoting equality and challenging unfair discrimination. We welcome applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and across the wider arts and training sectors: these include, but are not limited to, people who are culturally and ethnically diverse and experience racism in our society, those with LGBTQ+ identities, neurodivergent and/or D/deaf and disabled, those with caring responsibilities and those who have experience socio and economic barriers.
We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on the grounds of age, disability, educational background, gender, employment status, ethnic origin, marital / partnership or family status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, social class, transgender, working pattern or any other irrelevant factor in any aspect of employment.
We are committed to employing disabled people, and reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is appointed, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace as far as possible, including premises & equipment, duties, practices or policies.
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We use a range of methods at the interview stage to assess candidates against objective job criteria contained in the job description and employee competencies applicable to the role. The purpose is to accurately predict a candidate’s ability to perform the job in question. All interviews will be undertaken by a panel of two or more people, and we will endeavour for the panel to be representative of society. Selection panels will keep written notes on each applicant recording reasons for decisions taken. These are disclosable to the applicant. All disabled applicants (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who meet the essential criteria as defined in the job description will be guaranteed an interview.
We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce. Where two candidates are equally scored following interview or assessment, positive action will be taken and we may appoint a candidate with a protected characteristic which is underrepresented within the Theatre School.
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