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Current Vacancies

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £43,413 to £51,805
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 26 April 2023
Reference:  019423

Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded conservatoires in the UK, with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from our wide variety of programmes each year.  As well as providing professional training and study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, GSA also runs a Junior Conservatoire, a vibrant Saturday School and a number of other short courses, as well as a full programme of public productions and events. 

We are seeking an experienced Applied & Contemporary Theatre academic-practitioner who will contribute to the leadership, teaching and assessment on the BA (Hons) Applied & Contemporary Theatre programme and potentially, other programmes at Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. 

The postholder will teach students as they learn how to facilitate creative projects in a variety of contexts such as schools, community groups and education outreach activities across diverse global communities. They would teach modules such as ‘Creating Performance’ (Level 6), which involves students working collaboratively to create drama and performance by, with and/ or for particular groups. The postholder would be involved in the Professional Placement module (Level 5). 

The post holder would contribute significantly to assessment and feedback processes, module administration and other academic leadership activities.  Experience of current industry practices and teaching experience in a university-conservatoire environment is essential, and you will have excellent organisation, administrative and IT skills.  

We are actively committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse staff team at the GSA. We understand creating and maintaining a work environment in which all social groups are represented and moreover, feel safe and respected, is something we must work at. We do not take this for granted. We see anti-racism and anti-discrimination more broadly as a life-long commitment. We are working towards removing all barriers that staff, applicants and students may experience. Steps taken include having gender-balanced and racially diverse panels, undertaking anti-racism training and unconscious bias training and considering all candidates against a clear, realistic and well-defined person specification.  We would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from the Global majority, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans.

If you feel you have the requisite skills and experience and would like to join our team then please do get in touch.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Catherine McNamara, Head of GSA, at 

Click here to learn more and apply.

If you are interested in working with GSA on a freelance or permanent basis or would like to learn more, we invite you to register your interest via email to and we will follow up to organise an informal discussion within the following 14 days.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you.

As part of the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.