Now Hiring: Artistic Director, Rose Theatre Kingston

4 October 2019

Chief Executive, Robert O’Dowd, and the Board at Rose Theatre Kingston have decided to appoint an Artistic Director as the creative lead for the company. This new appointment comes after the decision of Jerry Gunn to step down as Executive Producer.

The Artistic Director is the Rose’s creative lead and is responsible to Robert O’Dowd as the Chief Executive and the Board, for the theatre’s artistic vision, creative programming and delivery of performance. The AD will be responsible for the Producing team, the Technical team, the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow and the Director of Learning & Participation.

For more information on the role, please see the full application pack here


How To Apply

For an initial confidential conversation please contact Robert O’Dowd at Rose Theatre on

[email protected] or +44 (0)7765 627373.


To apply, please send:

  1. your CV
  2. a letter of application (not more than 2 sides of A4) stating why you believe you are a suitable person for the job
  3. the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form that you can download here
  • by email to [email protected]  (preferred) or
  • by post to Robert O’Dowd, Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1HL


Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 14 October 2019

The selection panel will meet short listed candidates on the afternoon of 22 October 2019. It will include board members Chris Foy, Angellica Bell and Emma D’Souza, David Lan and chief executive Robert O’Dowd


Rose Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. We recognise the value of diversity within the workforce and actively encourage applications from those with less visibility in the arts. We are also a Disability Confident Committed employer. Disabled candidates who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview.


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