• At CPT we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all artists, audience members and other visitors to our space. We welcome customers and artists with disabilities and are pleased to assist you in your visit. 

    If you have any questions or enquiries, please do get in touch by phone at 020 7419 4841 or email at foh@cptheatre.co.uk.

  • Vacancy: Artistic Director & Joint CEO

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    Camden People’s Theatre is seeking an Artistic Director and Joint CEO to co-lead the organisation into its fourth decade.

    One of the UK’s most influential small theatres, CPT is an industry leader in supporting early-career artists making innovative performance, in programming their work – and in connecting this activity to our local Camden community. We are open to applications from candidates with a range of experiences developing talent, and creating platforms for artists and communities. Whoever you are, your priority will be facilitating success for other creatives, particularly those who have been historically less represented in the arts. We warmly welcome applications from practitioners who have not done this job before.

    The Artistic Director is joint CEO with the Executive Director. Together the joint-CEO’s are responsible for developing and delivering the strategic vision of the organisation and ensuring that CPT remains a financially robust and ambitious organisation. As Artistic Director, the principal purpose of the post is to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision of the organisation. 

    The Offer:

    • Job Title: Artistic Director & Joint CEO
    • Contract: Permanent, part-time (4 days per week)
    • Salary band: £45,000-£50,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on experience)
    • Working Hours: 4 days p/w (32 hours), exact working days to be agreed
    • CPT’s core working hours are 10am – 6pm but evening and weekend work may be required.
    • CPT operates a Time Off In Lieu system and flexible working where appropriate 
    • Holiday: 25 days pro rata per year plus bank holidays. 
    • Location & Flexible working: Typically building based from the theatre in Camden (5 mins from Euston & Warren Street) with some home working. 


    We welcome and encourage applications from individuals without formal education; and/or from a socio-economic background under-represented in the arts; and/or who identify as:

    • D/deaf and/or disabled
    • Neurodiverse
    • Global majority* and/or migrant
    • LGBTQ+

    *This includes people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

    We are particularly keen to hear from Black and Global Majority people, and candidates who self-identify as disabled.

    All candidates who identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. If you feel this applies to you, please include the following sentence in your cover letter: I would like my application to be considered under CPT’s Diversity & Inclusion policy.

    CPT can cover some access support costs to submit an application where required. Please contact jobs@cptheatre.co.uk with a quotation from your access support worker.

    How to Apply 

    You can download the job description and person specification for the role of Artistic Director & Joint CEO at the bottom of this page. Please review these carefully and submit your completed covering letter and CV to jobs@cptheatre.co.uk and fill out our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at this link by 10pm on Tuesday 11 June. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4.

    In your covering letter we would like you to address the following 5 points under clear headings (approx. 150 words per heading):

    • Why you want to do the job
    • How you have supported diverse artistic and community talent to thrive 
    • How your experience has positioned you to programme a significant and varied programme of theatre - up to 200+ shows a year
    • How you have worked collaboratively with artists and/or communities to be led by their ideas
    • Your vision for the next chapter of CPTs’ artistic future

    We can also accept video applications, please send your video via a google or Dropbox link to jobs@cptheatre.co.uk.  If you would like to submit your application in any other format please email jobs@cptheatre.co.uk to discuss this further. 

    More information

    If you are interested in applying but would like the opportunity to find out more about the role, we’re holding two drop in, Q&A sessions with Brian, our outgoing Artistic Director, Kaya our Executive Director and Isobel the Chair of the board. To sign up to the event please complete this google form.

    Online session: Thursday 30th May, 1.30-2.30pm

    In person session - at Camden People's Theatre: Tuesday 4th June, 11am-12pm

    Key Dates

    Deadline for applications: 10pm Tuesday 11th June 2024
    1st Round Interview: Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2024
    2nd Round Interview: Thursday 27th June 2024

    Please note that it’s possible interview dates may be subject to change.

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    "A great local theatre making a massive difference to the local community."

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson Camden Council