Told by an Idiot seeks new Chair 973 views

About Told by an Idiot
Told by an Idiot is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Now in their 25th year, they have been creating the unexpected on stage, and off stage, since 1993.

After 6 years of strong leadership the current Chair of the Board, Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Brighton Arts Festival, is stepping down. We are excited to support Told by an Idiot in their search for a new Chair, someone who can lead the Trustees and Senior Management Team (SMT) as they implement their 2018 – 2022 Business Plan.

We would love to hear from you if you are:
* An accomplished leader in your chosen field
* Have an interest in performing arts and can demonstrate this
* A commitment to diversity
* Have a commercial awareness

You will need to be a strategic thinker, strong communicator, with access to a broad, diverse network across the private and public sector, and will be an outstanding advocate for the organisation. Someone who is authentic, “passionate, and enthusiastic about the work of Told by an Idiot, underpinned by a strong commitment to pursuing the company’s strategic goals, delivering the Mission, and upholding the Company Values”.

If this sounds like the role for you, please contact us or if you would like to have an informal conversation before submitting your application, please contact us on: 0207 267 8369 or

Please download the information pack below for more information. Closing date for applications is 14th September 2018 (a new Chair in place by December 2018).

To apply, please submit a 1) CV, and 2) cover letter.

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“Told by an Idiot explores the human condition through theatre that is bigger than life. We acknowledge the artifice of performance & make no attempt to put reality on stage, but we inhabit the space between laughter & pain which exists in the real world. Our work is rooted in the live event & thrives on a sense of spontaneity & risk, celebrating the unpredictability of performance. Through playful collaborative writing, anarchic physicality & a comedic sensibility we create genuinely spontaneous experiences for audiences.

Through our work on stage & through our Taught by an Idiot participation work we foster a sense of openness, curiosity & the desire to play. We consistently experiment with what art can be & who can be involved, & in doing so our work blurs the lines between artist, participant & audience. Our commitment to accessibility informs the entwined relationship between our productions & our participation work. We take creative risks, we tell universal stories & we include everyone”.

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