Chief Executive


Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £Competitive
Closing Date: 22 November 2021
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Job Description

Aberdeen Performing Arts 

The Board of Aberdeen Performing Arts is seeking an exceptional new Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership, building on the organisation’s significant achievements of the last decade, to take us through the next exciting chapter of our story.  

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a multi-award winning independent arts charity running three of Scotland’s iconic arts venues – His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree. We stage over 800 performances each year, produce three festivals, run a year-round creative engagement and talent development programme for young people and local communities, and support new work and talent through our own production company.  We are a cultural hub for the North East of Scotland and we play a significant role in the cultural infrastructure regionally and nationally. 

You will be an experienced, inspiring and motivational leader with proven artistic, strategic and commercial vision.  With a passion for the performing arts, you will nurture a people-centred, values-led, high-achieving culture, while maintaining a clear strategic vision and developing and influencing strong external relationships. To achieve this successfully, you will have an exceptional blend of cultural leadership, business management, operational and commercial skills, with a demonstrable track record of leading a significant and complex creative or cultural organisation of scale. 

We need someone who will help us shape and deliver the cultural and creative strategy and vision for Aberdeen Performing Arts and the wider North East of Scotland, ensuring Aberdeen becomes a destination and a home for artists, creatives and audiences, as we move into an optimistic future.

As part of our commitment to improving diversity and representation in our organisation and in our industry, we positively encourage applications from individuals from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.  

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