Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Employer: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Salary: C £75,000 plus benefits
Location: 1-3 Downside Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2XF

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School ( is seeking a dedicated Principal and Chief Executive Officer to lead its growth as a specialist Higher Education establishment and world renowned Drama School.

We are looking to appoint an inspiring and innovative leader with a wide range of skills to steer the organisation forwards.

You will be industry experienced in developing organisational strategy, vision and business plans and leading their implementation into practice. You will be resourceful with excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate with and influence stakeholders. You will have experience of income generation and funding for an Arts organisation. You should be an approachable and accountable leader, ready to evaluate and adapt to new ways of working and delivery models.

You will be passionate about the Theatre and the Arts and ideally have had a relevant professional career in the Theatre or similar creative industries.

You will provide the leadership and strategic direction for BOVTS, working closely with the Council of Trustees, the Senior Management Team and other key staff members.

For an information pack please contact or visit

For informal enquires please contact Guy Stobart, Deputy Chair of the Council of Trustees on

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