The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is seeking an inspirational individual to take up the post of Head of Acting and Programme Leader (BA Acting) who will lead on the creation, management and delivery of the highest quality teaching and learning at one of the most exciting Performing Arts Conservatoires in the world.

Salary: £66,400 – £75,880 per annum inclusive of London Weighting and dependant on skills and experience

Working Hours: Full Time, Permanent (35 hours per week)

Closing Date: Friday, 10th December 2021 at 12 noon.

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire in Guardian University Guide 2021, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experimentation and research, with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. The School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist arts training at the under18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Guildhall Young Artists programmes.

It is a significant time to be joining Guildhall as 2021 saw the launch of a new BA Acting Programme which places self-led work, screen and digital, and reflective practice at the heart of the curriculum alongside an evolving training in acting, movement and voice. The new Head of Acting will provide vision and leadership, maintaining high standards of inclusive best practice whilst driving change and innovation in response to the rapidly changing arts industry.

The Drama Department works with the Innovation Department to deliver Summer schools and short courses. We are also developing a portfolio of new BA and MA programmes across the Department with a focus on interdisciplinary, socially engaged and collaborative practice.

The successful applicant will have both significant professional, industry and educational experience.

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Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number GS628. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

First round interviews will take place on week commencing 17th January 2022.

All applications must include a completed application form. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.