After four brilliant years of running the Diversity School Initiative (DSI) Maame Atuah, Mumba Dodwell and Steven Kavuma are stepping down as Directors. We are becoming more aware that we are getting further away from what it means to be a drama school student. We want to pass the baton onto the next group of people who are passionate about making drama schools accessible for all.
DSI is a registered company and we report to our advisory board who act as a single body to guarantee that we have a clear strategy and set of goals that are in line with our vision. Members on our board are Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre), Lewis Kupperblatt, Tobi Kyeremateng (Cultural Producer and Founder of Black Ticket Project), Steve Medlin (Senior Wac Arts Coordinator/Head of Drama), Gbolahan Obisesan (Artistic Director at Ovalhouse Theatre) and Dr. Jami Rogers (Honorary Fellow and Research Assistant, Multicultural Shakespeare).
We are looking for three individuals who can run the company which pertains to producing and delivering events, supporting students, liaising with partner drama schools and running in-reach sessions, running workshops, holding board meetings, coordinating with the DSI administrator and the business end of the company. It is key that three individuals can complement each other and bring different skills to the table as well as balance the workload with each other.
What we are looking for in candidates are (however candidates do not need to have all)
Passion for tackling issues of under-representation and diversity in drama schools
Experience working collaboratively and building effective partnerships Self-motivated
Strong organisation skills
Strong people management skills
Good communication skills
Good written skills
Graduated within the last 2 years
If you would like a confidential informal conversation to know more about the role, please contact who will organise a meeting with either Mumba, Maame or Steven.
Please note that this is a paid role. The pay is subject to change - it is the London Living Wage. The working hours for this role are flexible and we want the incoming Directors to decide what hours work well for them.
Please submit your application to by Monday 4th May 2020.
Application form and Equality & diversity form:
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