Executive Director (Maternity Cover)

  • Temporary Job
  • Bristol
  • 27/01/2022
  • Temporary Job
  • Bristol
  • 27/01/2022

Website Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum is looking for a driven, passionate and strategic Executive Director (Maternity Cover) to join the company from April 2022. 

This is an exciting time of growth, experimentation and artistic excellence for the company as we continue to deliver an ambitious three-year programme of organisational development, funded by Arts Council England’s Elevate grant, and create new productions with local and national collaborators and partners.

The Executive Director plays a key role in driving and delivering the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring we continue to connect with diverse audiences, communities and artists in Bristol and all over the world, whilst maximising the organisation’s potential, navigating risk and securing commissioning and co-producing partnerships.

This is an exciting opportunity for an imaginative, resourceful and collaborative arts leader to have a real, measurable impact on the next stage of Ad Infinitum’s journey as we continue to adapt, evolve and strengthen our work and our impact. Guided by our 14 year history of creating theatre with, by and for universal audiences, you’ll deliver a vital role in conceiving and securing our future.

The recruitment pack will tell you more about the role and how to apply, please download it below. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have questions or would like an informal conversation about any aspects of the position or the application process.


To apply, please send us: 

  1. A cover letter: your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages and explain what attracts you to the post, how your skills and experience match the person specification and any other information which demonstrates your suitability for the role.

  2. A CV: this should include details of your previous employment and work experience, including names of employers, dates of employment, job titles and a brief outline of your responsibilities. You should also include any relevant educational and training qualifications, plus any other personal information you may wish to include.

    If you’d rather apply for the role in a different way, for example by sending an audio or video application, feel free to do so. Please make sure that it’s good enough quality for us to listen/see and that it’s no longer than 10 minutes.

  3. Two references including phone and email contacts for both.

  4. Complete this anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form online by following this link: https://forms.gle/vMDZzYi7qJpJP4Bx5

Applications should be sent by email to: emma@ad-infinitum.org

Please write “Application for Executive Director (Maternity Cover)” in the subject line and attach your cover letter and CV, or audio or video file.

We actively encourage people whose backgrounds, lived experience and skills are underrepresented in the sector to join us and positively impact our working practice.

Any candidate who self-identifies as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse, and/or as a person of colour and who meets the person specification, is guaranteed an interview, as these individuals are under-represented in our current workforce. If this applies to you, please briefly indicate this in your application or in your accompanying email.

We are passionate about creating a more diverse and representative arts sector and will work to provide any access support or arrangements that are required for you to undertake this role effectively.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 27th January 2022. 

First round interviews will be held on Thursday 3 February. Second round interviews will be held on Wednesday 9 and/or Thursday 10 February. We will appoint w/c 14 February to start with a two week handover period w/c 21 March.

If you have any questions, would like this information in a different format or want to chat about your suitability for this role, please email polly@ad-infinitum.org.

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