General Manager

General Manager

Odd Eyes Theatre is looking for a General Manager to work closely with founder / Artistic Director Emilia Teglia to be the strategic lead across our programme of professional and community activities.

This would be a great opportunity for someone with experience in running projects looking to take the lead in creating social change through theatre and film production, project management, community participation, digital engagement and fundraising within the art charity sector.

The General Manager will engage and manage artists, ensembles, and participants; negotiate contracts with artists and partners; lead on partnerships with schools and community organisations; develop face-fronting digital campaigns, manage budgets, draft fundraising applications; lead on scheduling, production and evaluation. We are looking for a creative and driven individual who is passionate about art for social change and adept at nurturing relationships.

Position:  General manager
Terms: Part time (initially) – 2 days/16 hours per week. Evenings & weekends expected.
Contract: Fixed Term PAYE: 6 months (initially)
Location: Remote working.  Project activity: Hackney and Greater London
Holiday: 11.2 days
Salary: £24,815 apportioned (circ. depending on experience)
Closing date:  3 September 2020
Interview dates: W/C 7th September 2020


About Odd Eyes Theatre 

Odd Eyes Theatre is the migrant-led company born to open up communication and generate conversations between individuals from diverse cultures, social backgrounds age groups and walks of life. Through theatre, film, creative journeys and learning opportunities we create exchange, break barriers and celebrate diversity.

Odd Eyes Theatre is a registered Charity (N. 1159836).

For current and past project please visit www.oddeyestheatre.net

Follow this link to watch a teaser of our latest short film #Haters: https://youtu.be/sIM7KlK_K58


How to Apply

Please send your CV, a covering letter addressing your suitability for the role according to the Job Description and Person Specification below to info@oddeyestheatre.net by 5pm, Thursday 3d September. Interviews will be held in w/b 7 September.

If you would like to discuss this position or if you require any support with the application process, please contact Emilia at info@oddeyestheatre.net to arrange a phone call.

Diversity is at the core of Odd Eyes’ existence as a company. We are open to applications from people from any age, ethnicity, nationality, gender and socio-economic background.


About the Role


Key tasks:

  • Working with Artistic Director Emilia Teglia and the Board of Odd Eyes Theatre to develop the programme strategy
  • Following up on current leads with funders and partner art organisations, schools and youth centres
  • Liaising with potential new partners and funders
  • Support the Artistic Director with HR and contracts
  • Support the Artistic Director with all aspects of funding applications
  • Lead on marketing and digital development strategies
  • Coordinate the smooth running of the professional and participatory programme
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of the project is collected and collated
  • Work with the Artistic Director to report to funders
  • Work with the Board to minute meetings



The right person for the job will:

  • Be a strategic thinker with a minimum of two years producing participatory arts programmes
  • Be highly organised
  • Be passionate about driving social change through art
  • High-level inter-personal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of Dropbox cloud
  • Have solid bid-writing skills and experience of fundraising
  • Have a strong understanding of social media campaign
  • Be willing to undergo training (paid) to develop skills in any required area
  • Be able to prioritise and work independently
  • Have strong communication skills and experience of brokering relationships and liaising with potential partner organisations
  • Basic knowledge of image editing desirable
  • Experience of delivering creative projects in secondary schools is highly desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of East London and Greater London art and community sector desirable



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