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Job Vacancy Operations Director

An Operations Director is being sought to manage the operational activities of leading new writing theatre, Live Theatre (North East Theatre Trust Ltd), and maintain and develop its existing profile. 

The Operations Director will be accountable, with the CEO, for the overall reputation and quality of Live Theatre; the excellence of its work, its reputation and recognition regionally, nationally and internationally. They will lead and enhance operational activities and procedures that ensure resilience and sustainability.

This is a full time role based at Live Theatre.

Equal Opportunities: Live Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage enquiries and applications from all sectors of our community, and seek to recruit a team of staff who reflect our surrounding community.

Salary: £35-£40k depend on experience

Closing date: 12noon Wednesday 13 June 2018
Interviews held: Wednesday 20 June 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Operations Director Information Pack and Application Form

Operations Director Information Pack Live Theatre Application Pack and Guidelines (word)

New Board Members sought

Do you have the time and skills to help shape Live Theatre’s future?

New Board Members are being sought to join the existing Board of Trustees for Live Theatre, one of the UK’s leading new writing theatres (the trading name of North East Theatre Trust Ltd).

Board Members help to increase the visibility and profile of the company locally, nationally and internationally and ensure the company has the capacity and skills to deliver the next phase of its artistic and commercial plans. Board Members also participate at Live Theatre between board meetings, advising the staff team and acting in an ambassadorial role for the theatre at events.

Board Membership is voluntary and unpaid, and new Members are particularly sought with expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Theatre/Performing Arts e.g. writing, performing, directing or producing for the stage
  • Legal
  • Digital e.g. film-maker, broadcaster or social media expert
  • Marketing e.g. sales, commerce, income generation, PR or branding

Members of Live Theatre's current Board of Trustees can be seen using the link below. 

Reflecting Live Theatre’s commitment to equality and diversity it would like to achieve greater diversity within its board and to reflect the community in which it is based. Applications are welcomed from all suitably skilled and experienced people and especially those from groups with protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. 

For more information, or an informal chat with Jim Beirne, CEO please email

Deadline for applications: Noon Friday 22 June 2018

Board Member Information Pack and Application Form

Live Theatre Board Member Information Pack (1).pdf Board Member Application Form

Live Theatre… has supported generation after generation of new writers, actors and theatre artists.”

Lee Hall, Playwright

“One of the most fertile crucibles of new writing”

The Guardian
  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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