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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £40,000 per annum pro rata
12 months, with possibility of extension
Company:Good Chance
Open to all
Apply by:30/09/2020 - 17:00

Co-Artistic Director

If you have artistic leadership experience, apply now to join this dynamic theatre...

Through theatre and art, Good Chance builds new kinds of communities, collaborating with artists from across the world and connecting people, stories and cultures. Founded in 2015 in the Jungle refugee and migrant camp in Calais by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance established its first temporary theatre of hope, an 11m geodesic dome, with the purpose of providing a place for individuals to come together through story-telling across all art forms.

Good Chance is looking for an exceptional artist and ambitious, inspirational and visionary leader to join their senior management team as Co-Artistic Director. You will work alongside the Good Chance team to expand the ground-breaking work of the company, initiate and lead new projects, and help shape the organisation’s vision and mission in the coming years.

This is a part-time position, offered initially as a one-year contract, with the possibility for extension.3 days per week, with flexible hours/days across the week. General office hours are 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday with one unpaid hour for lunch. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.


  • Providing artistic leadership and driving forward, shaping and articulating the organisation’s artistic plan and vision for the next 5 years
  • Driving forward the organisation's strategic vision
  • Advocacy, acting as an ambassador for Good Chance, overseeing public relations, and developing strong relationships with strategic partners
  • Fundraising, including representing Good Chance to, and managing relationships with, existing major donors and funders
  • HR and finance responsibilities
  • Further responsibilities

A full list of responsibilities can be viewed by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Proven experience in an artistic leadership role with an arts organisation in the UK or internationally
  • Imagination, ambition, vision and passion to lead Good Chance into its next phase within a changing arts and humanitarian sector
  • A commitment to Good Chance’s vision and ethos
  • Enterprising and passionate with an ability to think outside the box
  • Interest in and experience of delivering site specific, non-conventional theatre within communities, found spaces, public spaces
  • Ability to inspire and motivate stakeholders, staff and creatives, and collaborate with colleagues to identify new opportunities, generate ideas and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to work effectively under significant pressure and in the flow of fast-moving events
  • Confident public speaker and persuasive, highly proficient written skills
  • Genuine commitment to inclusion, representation and participation
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for leading a team
  • Experience working with people from a range of backgrounds including marginalised groups
  • Ability and willingness to move between extremes, from major fundraising events to sweeping the floor of the Dome and everything in between


  • A reputation for excellent and innovative work
  • Knowledge/experience of national and international touring and projects
  • Experience of national and international arts and humanitarian funding environments
  • Experience of working with a wide range of external stakeholders including Board, donors, press
  • Any other language skills are a bonus but not essential

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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