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Artistic Director

Bold. Ambitious. Respectful. Imaginative. Passionate. Inspiring.

These are some of the qualities of the new Artistic Director of State Theatre Company.

We seek a charismatic leader who has a bold creative vision for State Theatre Company, who can passionately articulate that vision and take the Company’s subscribers, audience, artists and company members with them. Someone who understands State Theatre Company’s distinctive place in the local and national cultural landscape and who can ensure their creative vision and programs realise the Company’s ambitions.

Our new Artistic Director will be someone who has a strong point of view but is confident to let others test their ideas and to adjust them where needed. Someone who is exceptionally comfortable working collaboratively, sharing ideas and sharing credit for success.

The Artistic Director has overall responsibility for the artistic and financial performance of all productions, seasons and creative programs. As Company’s artistic spokesperson, the Artistic Director engages with and inspires staff, the Board, government, creative partners, audiences, sponsors, donors and the media.

Working alongside our Executive Director/Producer, our new Artistic Director will develop productions that expand participation and engagement with audiences, particularly our subscribers. They must be committed to collaboration as a means of expanding production, performance and touring opportunities. Our ideal candidate will draw on new and existing creative networks in Australia and beyond. Cultural leadership in the South Australian and national arts communities and guidance to South Australia based artists is an essential part of this role. Employment of the best South Australian artists, performers and creators and working with South Australian companies and suppliers is a priority.

Both the Executive Director and the Artistic Director share the responsibilities of leading a strong, empowered and effective management team; promoting best practice, equality of opportunity and nurturing the development of talent in order to optimise performance; advocating for State Theatre Company; developing mid and long-term strategy; growing Government, corporate and private patronage; broadening community engagement; developing and growing the pool of South Australia artistic, creative and technical talent; and ultimately expanding audiences in reach and number.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational creative leader and theatre maker with a track record of success and credibility in the performing arts in Australia and/or internationally.

To obtain the Information for Candidates pack that has full details of the role and application requirements please contact the consultants assisting the Board:

Tony Grierson

AEGEUS Executive Search

E: statetheatre@aegeus.asia

T: +61 2 9051 1590

Closing date is 5pm ACST Friday 29 August 2018