Director of Theatre – Uppingham Careers

Director of Theatre

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 20 February 2023, 9:00 am


This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding director and leader to play a pivotal role building and delivering an ambitious and creative vision for artistic excellence at Uppingham Theatre.

As Director of Theatre, you will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of co-curricular Drama at Uppingham, working closely with the Head of Academic Drama to manage the delivery of Drama within the School’s taught curriculum and teaching a reduced timetable.

You will also oversee the theatrical programme at Uppingham Theatre as well as the running of the facilities; ensuring the theatre’s strong culture of participation and enjoyment continues, and students can express themselves onstage and behind the scenes, be it as performers, lighting and sound engineers, stage managers, directors or playwrights.

Theatre and Drama flourish at Uppingham. The Uppingham Theatre is a well-established, fully equipped 300-seat theatre which regularly stages School productions ranging from big musicals to classic productions and house plays. The theatre is at the heart of a vibrant professional arts programme and as such plays a significant role in the cultural life of both the School and the wider community.

You will need to be an individual of considerable creativity, energy and dedication, with significant experience of directing both large and small scale productions, knowledge of the theatre in all its aspects, as well as a proven track record of success in leadership.

If you are a dynamic leader who is able to shape and develop a vision for Theatre and Drama at Uppingham School so that it can continue to be a centre of excellence we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer, such as:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff (, subject to change at any time)
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice.
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 20 February 2023, 9.00am.

Interviews: Monday 27 February 2023.

Director of Theatre – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.