10
MAY
2018

Glyndebourne searching for new Artistic Director

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AEM International are delighted to be helping Glyndebourne search for a new Artistic Director.

Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his wife, Audrey Mildmay at their home in East Sussex, Glyndebourne has been presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences for over 80 years. Glyndebourne is now one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world and each year presents over 120 performances to some 150,000 people across a Festival and Tour and many more through its broadcasts across cinemas, TV and online.

For full details of the role of Artistic Director please see the Opportunities page.

12
MAR
2018

Marlowe Theatre searching for new Chief Executive

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AEM International are delighted to be helping The Marlowe Trust Ltd (a new charitable trust set up earlier this year) search for a Chief Executive for The Marlowe Theatre.

The Marlowe in Canterbury is one of the largest and most important arts venues in the South East and one of the most influential regional theatres in the UK.  Following an extensive re-build, The Marlowe opened in 2011 with stunning new facilities, including a 1200-seat lyric theatre, a 150-seat flexible space, The Marlowe Studio, three bars and a restaurant.  www.marlowetheatre.com

For further information on the role and a Candidate Briefing Document, see the Opportunities page.

04
MAR
2018

Donmar Warehouse searching for new Artistic Director

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AEM International are very excited to be searching for a new Artistic Director for the Donmar Warehouse.

Since 1992, the Donmar Warehouse has been the home for leading artists to make world-class theatre that engages, inspires and entertains. For 25 years, its intimate space has offered actors and audiences a theatrical experience unlike any other, while its transfers, tours, and digital distribution have enabled audiences to enjoy our work worldwide. www.donmarwarehouse.com

For full information on the Artistic Director role and a Candidate Briefing Document, see the Opportunities page.

01
MAR
2018

Welsh National Opera searching for new General Director

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AEM International are delighted to be helping Welsh National Opera (WNO), one of Europe’s pre-eminent opera companies, search for a General Director from 2019 to lead the Company artistically and operationally in to the next phase of its 75 year history.

This exceptional and exciting role will suit an ambitious and talented individual with a well-established profile and networks in the arts/music industry and a love and significant knowledge of opera. The new General Director will be an excellent team player and builder with outstanding communication skills and experience of successfully managing teams and large budgets.  A passion for leading and being able to inspire, engage and motivate everyone associated with WNO is essential, as are high levels of personal gravitas and integrity.  www.wno.org.uk

For further information and a Candidate Briefing Document, see the Opportunities page.

28
JAN
2018

AEM International searching for new Director of Music for Trinity Laban

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AEM International are delighted to be searching for the new Director of Music for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Situated in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the Stirling Prize-winning Laban Building in nearby Deptford, Trinity Laban is a leader in the education of professional dance, music and musical theatre artists. A forward thinking and outstanding Higher Education Institution, its purpose is to advance the art forms of music and contemporary dance, seeking new means of artistic education and expression, embracing innovation, experimentation and excellence and bringing together talented performers and creators to train, perform, collaborate and research in inspiring spaces.

For further information and the Candidate Briefing Document see the Opportunities page.

27
NOV
2017

Royal Opera House Orchestra appoints Melanie Crompton Administrative Director

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Melanie Crompton as the Administrative Director for the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Melanie Crompton was formerly Chief Executive of the Monteverdi Orchestra and Choir.

09
OCT
2017

Liz Wilson appointed Executive Director of Oxford School of Drama

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Liz Wilson

AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Liz Wilson as Executive Director at the Oxford School of Drama.  She will take up her new role in December 2017.

Liz Wilson was Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal from 2009-2017.  Regarding her new role she said, “I am delighted to be joining The Oxford School of Drama. It is an outstanding drama school that has a reputation throughout the theatre, film and television sectors for its rigorous pursuit of excellence and its promotion of access.  Training people to succeed as actors is as much about teaching the spirit of creativity as it is about developing the professional tools to thrive in the industry. The high percentage of alumni from the School who are in employment as actors is a testament to the highly skilled team of tutors and the strong and supportive ethos of the School. I look forward to working alongside Principal George Peck and his team in continuing the great work of the School in serving our industry with exemplary actors.”

Welcoming the appointment, the drama school’s chair of trustees, Peter Wilson-Smith also commented that the school is “thrilled to have someone with Liz’s long experience of theatre and arts joining” as executive director.

Liz’s predecessor in the role, Kate Ashcroft, will become Head of Marketing and Development for the school.

03
OCT
2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival name Daniel Brine as new Festival Director

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Daniel Brine

AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Daniel Brine as the new Festival Director for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced Daniel Brine as their new Festival Director. Currently the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Junction, Daniel runs the arts centre’s extensive multi-disciplinary programme. He will take up the position at Norfolk & Norwich Festival in January in time for the 2018 Festival which runs from Thursday 11 to  Sunday 27 May.

Brenda Arthur, Chair of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival Board said: “I am delighted that Daniel has accepted our invitation to become Festival Director and drive forward our artistic vision for Norwich, Norfolk and the rest of the U.K. His track record in programming and producing entertaining work as well as understanding his audiences positions him perfectly to continue our commitment to nurturing the best of local and national talent as well as bringing in the best new international work. The team are all hugely excited to collaborate with him on the future Festivals.”

Daniel Brine said: “It’s a huge honour to be appointed Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s next Festival Director. I’m looking forward to leading the team to create a festival which the people of Norfolk and Norwich are proud of and enjoy.  I live in East England and am committed to bringing great arts to the region.  It’s a great privilege to lead a regional flagship event of international standing and I’m keen to work with local arts and cultural partners to continue the festival’s success.”

www.nnfestival.org.uk

16
AUG
2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra announce Emma Dunch as new Chief Executive Officer

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The Board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Australian expatriate and New York-based performing arts executive Emma E. Dunch as CEO of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Dunch was raised on Sydney’s North Shore and will return to Australia to assume this role. She has lived and worked in New York City since 1999.  She is currently President of DUNCH, a New York-based cultural management firm she founded in 2008 that has advised more than 125 creative organisations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia on fundraising, financial management, strategic planning and leadership development.

Regarding her appointment, Terrey Arcus, Chairman of the SSO said, “Emma has a great breadth of orchestral management experience which equips her well to guide the SSO through one of the biggest projects in its 85-year history – the renewal of our home at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. This includes capitalising on all the opportunities presented by a period outside the Sydney Opera House, as well as relaunching the SSO when it returns to its iconic home with acoustics to match its design.”

Emma Dunch said, “I’m truly inspired by this opportunity to come full circle, returning to my home city and to the organization that first fostered my love of symphonic music and inspired my pursuit of an international career in this arena.  The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is a world-class ensemble and I look forward to partnering with the Board, David Robertson, the musicians, staff and community to ensure a vibrant future for one of our nation’s most cherished arts organizations.”

04
AUG
2017

Tom Bird appointed Executive Director of York Theatre Royal

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AEM International are delighted to announce that the new Executive Director of York Theatre Royal has been named as Tom Bird, who joins from Shakespeare’s Globe in London where he has been Executive Producer since 2012.

Tom Bird said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining York Theatre Royal. The theatre is inspirational for the way it engages its community and I look forward to continuing and developing that work, while also making an impact nationally and internationally.

“I’m hugely excited about working with the Board and all the staff at York Theatre Royal, ensuring the organisation thrives artistically and commercially, and remains the beating heart of York’s cultural offering. York and Yorkshire have a rich and vital theatrical tradition, and it’s an honour to be a part of that.”

Chair of York Theatre Royal’s Board of Trustees, Ann Green, said, “The board is delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Tom’s quality and experience to York. His appointment opens up many opportunities as undoubtedly Tom will bring a new energy to the theatre and to Yorkshire.”

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