Job title: Rose Playhouse Manager
Contract: Part-time/Fixed Term (25 hours per week/12 months)
Reports to: Chair of the Board of the Rose Theatre Trust
Salary: £17,857 per annum (FTE £25,000)


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 and Kyd 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 and a programme of performances and events, together with a regular Saturday Open Day.

We are currently seeking a Rose Playhouse Manager to ensure the effective running of and to build awareness of and engagement with the site. The post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day management 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.

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 Late Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre as well as this period of history is highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, please download:
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Application Form
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Return your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to by 5.00pm on Friday 5 May 2017..

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 19 May 2017 then please understand your application has been unsuccessful.