Artistic Director (South) - Reimagine

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Welcome to Derby Theatre

We’re pleased that you’re interested in our new vacancy – Artistic Director (South) for the Reimagine CMAT Musical – and that you have decided to find out more.


Job Title - Artistic Director (South)
Project - Reimagine CMAT Musical
Department - Creative Learning
Location - Derby/Derbyshire
Responsible to - Reimagine Producer 
Responsible for - Movement Director (South), Director (South)
Key relationships - Artistic Director (North), Writer, Musician/Composer, Reimagine Assistant Producer, CMAT Lead, School Teachers, Derby Theatre Technical Team.
Fee - £2550 – inclusive of planning, preparation and delivery for the rehearsal period and performance day. Plus travel expenses.


There are 15 south schools, the Artistic Director, Director & Choreographer will each work with 5 schools, 10 young people from each, to independently direct/choregraph certain scenes/songs over the space of 3 weeks. The school music teachers will have worked with their students in advance of rehearsals starting to teach them the songs. The schools will then come together on Tuesday 28th June 2022, to perform together on the Main Stage at Derby Theatre.

The Artistic Director (South) will work closely with the Artistic Director (North), Writer & Musician/Composer to plan the direction and artistic vision for the musical. They will plan how the script/songs gets broken down between the 15 South schools who will perform together on the Derby Theatre Main Stage on 28th June 2022. They will work closely with the Director (South) and Movement Director (South) who are working in in the other schools to ensure cohesion across rehearsals. 

You should be a creative visionary with a passion for and experience in delivering community arts projects.  As the Artistic Director you will work with the artistic team to create and lead a culture that is inclusive, collaborative, safe and supportive; as well as artistically bold and ambitious. 




W/C 16th May’22 – Planning meet with Producing team, Artistic Director (North), CMAT lead, Writer & Musician/Composer.

W/C 23rd or 30th May’22 – Planning meet with the South team: Movement Director & Director.

W/C 6th June’22 to W/C 20th June’22

- Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am – Rehearsal St John Houghton, Ilkeston
- Wednesdays 1pm-3pm – Rehearsal St Thomas, Ilkeston
- Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am – Saint Benedict’s, Derby
- Fridays 9:30am-11:30am – Blessed Robert Sutton, Burton
- Fridays 1pm-3pm – Holy Rosary, Burton
- Tuesday 28th June’22 – Performance Day at Derby Theatre


Please write an expression of interest, no longer than one A4 page, stating your interest in the position and how you fit the essential criteria for the position. Or if you prefer a video or audio file of no longer than 3 minutes, to be sent using MP4 format and no larger than 10MB. Send along with a current CV and a completed equal opportunities form to stating in the subject the role you are applying for.

For an informal chat with the Reimagine Producer about the role please email to organise.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 3rd May 2022, midnight

Interview Date: Monday 9th May 2022

We aim to actively champion and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all of those we work with and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We positively encourage people living with a disability, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage and people of Middle East and North African heritage and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experienced racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and/or their culture.