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Executive Director - The Point, Eastleigh & The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

Permanent, Full-time (37 hours a week)
Salary in the region of £42,000 subject to experience

The Point, Eastleigh, a National Portfolio Organisation, has a high profile; its programme is highly regarded and its activities well resourced. The Berry Theatre has state-of-the-art facilities and is a growing hub for new work for families and supporting new writing. Both venues are key facilities within Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture & Creative Industries Unit.

We are seeking a dynamic director to join our organisation to lead and deliver effective fundraising, sponsorship and business partnerships to support the organisations artistic ambitions. The Executive Director will bring new energy and ideas for income generation, commercialisation and fundraising; you will develop and grow returns with partners to strengthen and diversify our contributed income, finding new ways to fund our work in order to lead our venues into the next exciting stage of development.

Working in partnership with the Artistic Director to provide leadership for both venues; you will overview and support the operational and technical aspects of our two theatres in conjunction with the General Manager & Technical Manager, lead the business development section and play a senior role within the Culture & Creative Industries Unit.

You will have a background in fundraising and development, business planning and commercial development ideally within the culture sector. You will have a working knowledge of theatre operations and an interest in theatre and contemporary performance would be an advantage. You will be socially skilled and able to collaborate across all levels, with proven leadership and motivational skills.

Experience of managing staff teams is essential, along with the ability to develop staff and to nurture talent. A strong communicator with entrepreneurial flair you will have proven financial management, budgetary and people management skills, be IT literate and administratively self-supporting. You will have an understanding of best practice and trends in the sector.

Closing Date: 9 March 2015

Interview Date: Friday 20 March 2015

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Casual Technicians

If you would like to be considered to work for us as a casual technician, and have experience in lighting, sound and technical theatre, please email Tim Slater, Technical Manager for further information.

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Volunteering

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers of all ages to join our friendly team.

For further information on Volunteer Ushering or to arrange an informal chat, please contact us at pointnews@eastleigh.gov.uk or call 023 8065 2333.

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