Head of Theatre, Arts & Culture


Salary:  £43,217


Plus Benefits


Newport Live is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity delivering theatre, arts, sports, leisure community and cultural services within the City of Newport across venues and the wider community. Newport Live operates one of the leading arts venues in South Wales, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, and is now seeking to appoint a Head of Theatre, Arts & Culture to lead the service through the exciting times ahead.

The Head of Theatre, Arts & Culture is a hugely important role within Newport Live and demands a candidate to have a high level of creative thinking, excellent leadership and business management skills and the ability to manage a varied workload in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate will be a cultural champion with a passion for the arts as well as demonstrable experience in leading and inspiring a diverse team, ensuring that the Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and Newport Live’s theatre, arts and cultural programme operates to the highest possible standards, maximising the potential across all areas of the arts and seeks to engage with all communities across the region.

The Riverfront Theatre plays a vital role in developing a high quality and ambitious cultural offer in Newport and its surrounding area. It presents a diverse cross art form programme throughout the year including commercially focussed events and experimental and risk-taking work that supports the professional development of artists living and working in Wales.

The Riverfront is currently receiving business development support through the Arts Council of Wales’ Resilience Programme and is also developing a new and diverse Arts & Culture Sub Group to enhance and support the Newport Live Board to shape and support the new and emerging 3–5-year strategy for the Theatre, Arts and Culture for Newport Live, which will integrate into the cultural strategy for the City of Newport.

The Head of Theatre, Arts & Culture will lead an artistic vision for The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, which will include broad Engagement and Participation Programmes as well as continuing to develop a wide-ranging programme of both commercially driven and artistically led events, effectively leading the liaison with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally is a key to success in this role. 


Application Process


You can download an application form and job description via the Newport Live website www.newportlive.co.uk alternatively they are available via e-mail request from jobs@newportlive.co.uk.

For an informal discussion regarding the post you can contact Newport Live’s Director of Business Development, Andrea Ovey on 01633 656757 or via andrea.ovey@newportlive.co.uk

Please return the completed application forms to jobs@newportlive.co.uk

Closing date for applications:                                                  Monday 18 October 2021, 12noon                                                                      

Interviews scheduled week commencing:                               Monday 1 November 2021                  

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