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New role of Executive Director at Akademi South Asian Dance

up to £50,000pa

Application deadline: June 14th 2019

Akademi has celebrated South Asian dance in all its forms since 1979. It is the leading producer of South Asian Dance across classical, contemporary and popular forms as well as providing training and development opportunities for artists and high impact learning and participation programmes.

Our current Director, Mira Kaushik, OBE, has announced she will be stepping down from the role later this year, after over 30 years of successful leadership. As we enjoy our 40th anniversary in 2019 with an exciting programme of events, the Board of Trustees wishes to appoint two inspirational leaders who will recognise our heritage, build on our success and implement a vision which places a thriving professional South Asian dance sector at the centre of British cultural life.

The new roles of Executive Director and Artistic Director will hold Joint Chief Executive responsibilities and together they will lead Akademi’s creative, strategic and business activities to ensure we are at the forefront of the sector, both nationally and internationally.

As Executive Director, you will be responsible for strategic business planning; developing external relationships with stakeholders, planning future projects in line with the creative vision and securing and managing the resources to deliver ambitious ideas. You will manage the Finance, Marketing, Administration teams and ensure Akademi is a professional and progressive place to work.

Successful management and demonstrable strategic experience in the arts (preferably of an NPO) or charitable sectors in organisations with a turnover of about £700,000pa are required, as well as an entrepreneurial approach to successful revenue generation and a collaborative approach to managing a team.

Proven experience of managing the accounts and financial responsibilities of a financially stable organisation and of servicing a Board are prerequisites to be the Executive Director.

We would prefer you to have a strong understanding of dance with an interest in South Asian dance as you will be working closely with the Artistic Director on the implementation of the Artistic Vision.

To apply: Download our comprehensive recruitment pack from this website or from Akademi’s website: www. or by contacting Sarah Robson, Trustee:

Closing date: midday 14 June

Interviews: 10th July

We would like both appointments to start by mid - late October.

Akademi is a UK registered charity and a National Portfolio Organisation supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Akademi South Asian Dance

London NW3

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07967 137084