Deputy Director, Icon Theatre


Icon Theatre is looking to appoint a Deputy Director who can be instrumental in our growth and strategic development, is passionate about the positive social impact our work can have and is interested in learning and growing with the company over the next few years.

Icon Theatre transforms lives and strengthens communities by supporting people to make and experience world class theatre and participatory arts.  Inspirational, excellent new productions are at the heart of our work.  Alongside this is a desire to support, develop and create new cultural communities both locally and nationally, and to grow artistic excellence that really connects with people. 

We are at a very exciting time in our development.  In June 2020 we won a significant tender from Medway Council to lead the flagship ACE/DCMS funded programme Theatre31, engaging 2000 young people across Medway and Sheppey in performing arts activities by June 2022.   Key strategic aims for the organisation include positioning ourselves effectively for successful entry into the ACE National Portfolio from 2023 and supporting Medway’s bid for City of Culture 2025 as a key delivery partner.

This Senior Management Team role is a new position for Icon Theatre, created to support the company with development and delivery of key strategic objectives, and to support the work of the founding Artistic Director/CEO. 

We are particularly keen to meet applicants with a strong track record in communications and marketing who can play a key role in this exciting next step of our journey.  The successful applicant will also have good understanding and experience of the operational systems and financial processes required to support the effective delivery of our work.

To find out more, please download the Recruitment Pack:

If you require this in an alternative format, or would like to discuss the role before applying, please email and we will arrange a conversation with Nancy Hirst, Artistic Director/CEO.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by midday, May 13 2021

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