Creative Access
Executive director

Executive director

locationSouthampton, UK
ExpiresExpires: 05/07/2022
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Permanent position
£81,000 to £90,000 per year

Closing date for applications: Monday 4 July

Salary: circa £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, evening and weekend working will be required.

Interviews: Thursday 7 July or Friday 15 July, and a second stage interview on Friday 22 July


Are you ready to play a major role in the leadership and direction of this Southampton based theatre?

The new executive director will provide effective leadership and direction to the Marketing, Community & Education (Engage), IT and Operational departments. They will ensure that the organisation increases its assets and is a strong financially stable and sustainable business with excellent controls on overheads. And that the Theatre is preserved and maintained and plays a part in the cultural life of our local community and the wider regional and national arenas.



  • Develop and implement a commercial strategy that maximises the ancillary trading potential of Mayflower Theatre’s property and assets, and secures profitable earned income from commercial activity, including ticket sales
  • Oversee and develop the effective provision of all operational and commercial services
  • Monitor income targets against budgets for commercial sales and operational overheads
  • Oversee the promotion of a positive health and safety culture across the organisation, lead on integrating environmental sustainability across the business reducing the Theatre’s carbon footprint
  • Support the development and implementation of Marketing, Sales and Engage strategies across the organisation
  • Provide inspirational leadership and have line management responsibility for the Marketing & Sales, Engage, IT, Technical & Customer Operations departments
  • Participate fully as a member of the Executive team


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Executive and operational experience
  • Demonstrate senior leadership experience in directing and motivating high performing teams, including setting and achieving ambitious targets
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies for key operational areas
  • Experience in setting, monitoring and reporting against budgets, and in ongoing evaluation and reporting on projects


Full details including job descriptions can be found via the apply button

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Sarah Houston, Head of HR via

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

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Business administration / Management

Required degree level

  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)

Years of experience

  • Senior

Salary range

  • £81,000 to £90,000 per year

Required languages

  • English