Programme Director, Drama and Performance


Central Saint Martins
Central St Martins - King's Cross
Full time
Art, Communication, Culture and Performance

14 June 2018 23:55

£51,052 - £61,667 per annum
We seek applications from practitioners, research active academics and high calibre educationalists with the motivation to lead on the development and delivery of our academic mission. We seek an individual who will take responsibility for growth and divergence in line with our strategic priorities. The role includes day to day management of quality enhancement in all areas of operation. The post holder will work to ensure that the academic strategy of the College and University is effectively interpreted and implemented for the primary benefit of the Performance Programme and Drama Centre, its staff and its students. The successful applicant will offer a significant contribution to the research and knowledge exchange environment and will encourage research and practice cultures within the Programme and across the community of the Programme.
We are appointing to the position of Programme Director for Performance and Drama courses at Central Saint Martins College. We have ambitious intentions and Leadership of the Performance Programme and of the Drama Centre range of courses is a key role. We continuously enhance our influence and impact through; diversifying participation, building new partnerships, increasing professional interactions, and embedding international co-operation. Performance degrees at Central Saint Martins College encourage practitioners, activists and designers in an expanding and divergent field. The Programme is host to the renowned Drama Centre London and courses that deliver actor training, steeped in traditions of radical pedagogies. UAL is investing in its suite of Performance courses and its support for related research. CSM’s history and reputation as a sponsor of positive change, creative adventure and social value is core to that mission.

We are looking for an experienced academic and practitioner with a proven track record of academic management at course or programme level. You should be able to demonstrate insight and leadership informing teaching and learning practices and in the enhancement of curriculum organisation or design. You should have a relevant history in an area of Performance practice, design or production, as either a researcher or practitioner, as well as outstanding credentials as a teacher of recognised merit. The Programme delivers courses in Acting, Directing, Screen Acting, Dramatic Writing, Character Animation, and Performance Practice and Design. The team has strong relations with professional organisations externally and has ambition to grow and diversify. You should evidence leadership skills in areas of collaborative practice and team building. We seek someone who can evidence their abilities in relationship building and who can demonstrate success in the delivery of project partnerships. It is essential that candidates are able demonstrate their commitment to equal opportunities and inclusive pedagogic practices.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact the CSM Staffing Team, email or telephone 0207 514 7885

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.