Job title: Rose Playhouse General Manager

Contract: Full-time/Fixed-Term (37.5 hours per week/12 months)
Reports to: Chair of the Board of the Rose Theatre Trust
Salary: £27,000 per annum


The Rose Theatre Trust was established following the discovery of remains of the Tudor
theatre during an archaeological excavation in 1988/89. The Rose was one of only 10
open-air playhouses built in London to accommodate a new kind of drama and plays by
Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Kyd and others were staged there between 1587 and
1603. The Trust grew from a spontaneous local and international, high-profile campaign
to ‘Save the Rose’. The Trust’s aims are to conserve the site and to advance learning
about, undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Rose Playhouse. The
Trust currently works towards achieving these aims by providing displays, a programme
of events and performances and Saturday Open Days.

We are currently seeking a Rose Playhouse General Manager to ensure the effective
running of operations, to build awareness of and engagement with the site. The post-holder will
be responsible for day-to-day management of the site and programmes and supervision
of volunteers and contractors, consultants and other staff appointed by the Board from
time to time. The post-holder will report to the Board of the Rose Theatre Trust monthly
or as required and will assist the Board in its planning for the future of the site.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of heritage and interpretation with
excellent planning and organisational skills and experience of facilities management.
You must have the ability to build, motivate and inspire teams of volunteers and staff, in
addition to initiative and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A keen
interest in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and this period of history is highly

For more information and to apply, please download the detailed job description / person
specification from and return your completed
application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to by 5.00pm on 20 April 2018.

We regret that because of the high volume of anticipated applications, we may be
unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. If you have received no response by 11 May
2018 then please understand your application has been unsuccessful.The Rose Theatre Trust is Registered Charity No. 1095145

The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London, SE1 9AR

Forms and details:

Rose Playhouse General Manager Job Description

Application form – Rose Playhouse General Manager

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form – Rose Playhouse



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