Opportunities at China Plate

Executive Director

  • Icon/Artist Copy 3 Created with Sketch. Birmingham (Flexible)
  • Closing date: 9:00am, 24th November 2021

A detailed recruitment pack is available to download below.

Role: Executive Director and Deputy CEO
Location: Birmingham (Flexible)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £45,000

China Plate Theatre is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Executive Director to develop and deliver the company’s business plan and strategic vision. This is a senior executive position working alongside our Founder Co-Artistic Directors Ed Collier and Paul Warwick to ensure the company continues to thrive artistically and financially.

2022 is an exciting moment for China Plate Theatre that will see the company embark on a post-Covid re-opening journey that will take in a series of firsts, including new midscale shows, original musicals and large scale co-created arts initiatives and festivals at sites across the UK and beyond. It is a significant year of growth which will see an expansion and restructuring of the core team to meet the demands of a growing programme.

As part of this, we are looking for a new Executive Director who is truly passionate about the performing arts and has the leadership skills and business planning experience to help China Plate realise our ambitious programme and create impact that will enhance the communities we are ambitious to reach.

Our recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from applicants who may have faced racism, discrimination and/or cultural barriers due to their ethnicity, disability or D/deafness, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our team and the wider theatre sector.

China Plate supports the More than a Moment pledge, and as such is committed to a number of actions to support Black* artists and theatre makers, especially in the Midlands. This includes representation across the organisation, and as Black people are currently under-represented on the team, we welcome applications from anyone from these groups.



*Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage and those of mixed Black heritage who identify as such (definition as adopted by the Black Ticket Project)

How to apply

Before applying, please read the recruitment pack which is available to download from the opportunity post.

Please send your CV (including two references, one of which must be your current/most recent employer) and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and how you would approach the role, to: info@chinaplatetheatre.com.

Please use the subject line ‘Executive Director Application’ for your email and include a completed equal opportunities form, available to download from the opportunity post here.

Please contact us should you have any access requirements or need any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to apply or attend an interview.

The deadline for applications is 9am – 24th November 2021.

Interviews will be held on the 14th of December in Birmingham.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with the Co-Artistic Directors Ed Collier and Paul Warwick, please email info@chinaplatetheatre.com.