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Head of Musical Theatre

The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

Location: Liverpool, Hybrid
Salary: £51,000 to £57,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 7023

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies.  We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes.

To align with our vision and values, our ambitious strategic plan focusses on the core themes of, Excellence, Equity, Environment, Empowerment, Employability and Entrepreneurship. This is an exciting time in our evolution as we embark upon acquiring degree awarding powers, expanding, and enhancing our portfolio of degree programmes, and continuing to provide a world leading creative learning environment to support and develop world class graduates ready to respond to the evolving needs of the creative industries and lead positive change in the performing arts.

This year saw the successful launch of our new BA and CertHE Musical Theatre programmes. In the autumn of 2024, we will welcome our first cohort onto our new BA Actor Musicianship programme. Looking further ahead, strategically we are exploring postgraduate development of our musical theatre programme portfolio.

We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced individual to be the inaugural Head of Musical Theatre within our School of Performance. As Head of Musical Theatre, you will be responsible for the vision and academic leadership for all provisions within the subject area. In collaboration with colleagues, the postholder will provide leadership in pedagogic innovation, student experience, oversight of the curriculum and develop dynamic networks and collaborative opportunities to position LIPA at the cutting edge of professional Musical Theatre training.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring, and well-connected practitioner with experience from both the professional musical theatre industry and the conservatoire level training sector and recognise the significant opportunity for impact to deliver a compelling vision for musical theatre at LIPA.

You will have a deep personal and professional commitment to equity and diversity and demonstrate an inclusive leadership style that nurtures feelings of belonging throughout the community, in alignment with the vision, purpose and values of LIPA. As a new colleague, you will join a thriving creative community and learning environment, working with inspiring students and supportive colleagues. The successful applicant will contribute to the ongoing development of vocational learning, practice, and scholarship within LIPA.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday 17th March 2024. Successful applicants will be invited to interview on either Tuesday 30th April or Wednesday 1st May.

LIPA will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Anna Murphy at anna.murphy@perrettlaver.com.

For more information about Perrett Laver and LIPA’s approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our websites: http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/ and  https://www.lipa.ac.uk/pages/data-protection.aspxp/.

LIPA - a registered charity No. 1001565 is committed to diversity and has policies and development programmes in place to promote equality of opportunity.  We accordingly welcome applications from both disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

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