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Espoo City Theatre – The International Theatre of Finland is looking for an
Through performing arts, Espoo City Theatre contributes to people’s pursuit of a good life (Espoo City Theatre Strategy 2022 – 2027). With the contribution of our twenty permanent employees as well as artists hired on a per project basis, we put together a repertoire of in-house productions, co-productions and the finest visiting performances from home and abroad.
As the term of the theatre’s current director is coming to an end, we are looking for an Artistic Director for a fixed-term position from 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2028. The Artistic Director will collaborate with the CEO as partners. The contract contains an option for a three-year extension. Programme planning and job orientation will begin earlier according to agreement.
The role of the Artistic Director of Espoo City Theatre is to uphold and develop the theatre’s high artistic level in accordance with the Board-approved strategy. We expect you to have experience of performing arts, artistic vision, language skills, knowledge of the international performing arts field, and the ability to network in the Finnish society.
Successful execution of this role requires the ability to organise, delegate and oversee artistic operations sustainably and long term. In addition, you should have an understanding of artistic processes, are able to curate programmes, and possess good supervisory and social interaction skills. The Artistic Director reports to the CEO.
The main responsibilities of the Artistic Director of Espoo City Theatre include:
developing and executing the theatre’s strategy in collaboration with the CEO
planning the theatre’s programmes, setting artistic guidelines and developing the artistic level
selecting the theatre’s productions and the related personnel and acting as their supervisor
keeping abreast with the development and offerings of the performing arts field both in Finland and abroad
We are in the middle of some exciting changes. 2022 saw the approval of the project plan for the theatre’s new premises. On the road towards the new venue, we are working on refining our brand and providing a high-quality customer experience. The new theatre in Tapiola will be ready to use by the end of the 2020’s. It’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to join us than right now!
Send an informal application (incl. CV and salary requirement) along with an optional video of max. 3 minutes introducing yourself and the programme of your dreams to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 March 2023.
Queries: Matilda von Weissenberg +358-509115988 or email@example.com
Photo by Angels Melange of Joan Català’s performance Pelat (in repertoire in August 2022)