Icon Theatre is currently recruiting for a Deputy Director and a freelance Producer.  Please see below for full details of each role.

Deputy Director 

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.

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 read through the information and guidance notes provided in the Deputy Director Information pack.

If you require this pack in an alternative format, or would like to discuss the role before applying, please email jemma@icontheatre.org.uk and we will arrange a time for an informal phone conversation with Nancy Hirst, Artistic Director & CEO.

How to apply
Please send your CV with a covering letter referring directly to the person specification explaining why your skills and experience make you an exceptional candidate for the role.    Please email your CV and cover letter to: opportunities@icontheatre.org.uk and address to Alysha Sargent (Chair, Icon Theatre Board of Trustees).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, May 13th 2021



Icon Theatre is seeking a freelance producer who is experienced in site-specific and outdoor work and has a passion for community engagement, to work with us on two exciting large-scale productions during 2021-22.

Icon Theatre creates large-scale, site-specific productions working collaboratively with Medway and north Kent communities.  These feature professional casts and creative teams working alongside a large-scale community ensembles, often including local choirs, dancers and visual artists.

Due to the nature of the work we create, the Icon Theatre Producer will work closely with the Artistic Director Nancy Hirst, the production and technical teams, and the participants and communities we collaborate with.  They will support the development of the partnership between the professional creative team and the community.  They will have a proven track record in producing site-specific, immersive and outdoor shows, and a passion for working with communities to create quality theatrical productions.

For more details and information on how to apply, please download the Freelance Producer Job Pack

If you would like any more information before applying, please email Jemma Robinson, Head of Programme on jemma@icontheatre.org.uk to set up an informal telephone chat beforehand.

To apply, please email opportunities@icontheatre.org.uk with:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) stating how you meet the requirements of the role, your previous experience and why you would like to work with Icon Theatre

Deadline applications: midday on Tuesday 11 May 2021