16
AUG
2021

Eden Court Highlands searching for new Chief Executive

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AEM International are currently assisting Eden Court Highlands in their search for a new Chief Executive.

Eden Court Highlands is Scotland’s largest single-site, award-winning arts venue, presenting and making work with, by and for the people of the Highlands and Islands and those who visit. Situated in a beautiful location on the River Ness in Inverness, Eden Court boasts two theatres – the 840-seat Empire and the 275-seat One Touch – two multi-purpose studios, two cinemas and three exhibition spaces, as well as a number of bars, a restaurant and a shop all within a heritage building of national importance.

See the Opportunities page for a full candidate briefing document.

26
JUL
2021

Edinburgh International Festival seeking Festival Director

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Edinburgh International Festival is seeking a Festival Director to succeed Fergus Linehan when he completes his tenure in September 2022 after an exceptional eight-year period.  For full details see the Opportunities page.

08
JUL
2021

James Mackenzie-Blackman named Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Plymouth

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of James Mackenzie-Blackman as the new Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Plymouth.  He will succeed Adrian Vinken and will formally take up the role in January 2022.  He’s currently the Chief Executive of Eden Court Highlands, Scotland’s largest single-sight performing arts venue.

James Mackenzie-Blackman said, “It is the honour of my career to take on the leadership of the organisation that defined the path my life would take.  I told my Careers Advisor at 15 years old that one day I wanted to run the Theatre Royal.  26 years later that ambition has become a reality.”

22
JUN
2021

ATG looking for Head of Productions

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Ambassador Theatre Group are looking for a Head of Productions, a new senior level job.  See the Opportunities page for full details.

22
JUN
2021

Northern Ballet searching for new Artistic Director

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Northern Ballet are looking to appoint a new Artistic Director.  For full details see the Opportunities page.

26
MAY
2021

Samir Savant appointed Chief Executive of St George’s Bristol

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Following the departure of Suzanne Rolt last month to Quartet Community Foundation, the Trustees of St George’s Bristol have appointed Samir Savant as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.  Samir will take up the role on 1 September, and joins from the London Handel Festival, where he has been Festival Director for five years.

AEM International are delighted to have been involved in this appointment.

Regarding his appointment Samir Savant said, “I am thrilled to accept this prestigious position and to build on the excellent work done by Suzanne and the team over the past fifteen years. I will miss the London Handel Festival of course, but I am proud of everything I have achieved over the past five years, culminating in our award-winning ‘Messiah Reimagined’ project.”

24
MAY
2021

Wexford Festival Opera seeking Executive Director

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Situated in the south-eastern corner of Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading and best loved annual opera festivals.  The Board is currently seeking an Executive Director for a newly created joint leadership position with the Artistic Director.  See the Opportunities page for full details of the role.

10
MAY
2021

Curve, Leicester seeking a new Finance Director

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Curve is a leading producing theatre, creating compelling cultural experiences for all those who live, learn, visit and work in Leicester.  It’s currently seeking an experienced and qualified Finance Director.  For full details see the Opportunities page.

21
APR
2021

Marianne Locatori appointed new Chief Executive for Newcastle Theatre Royal

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AEM International are delighted to have been involved in the appointment of Marianne Locatori as the new Chief Executive for Newcastle Theatre Royal.

She will join the prestigious Grey Street theatre from Theatre Royal Plymouth – where she is currently director of strategic projects – at the beginning of October and will succeed Philip Bernays who is retiring after 16 years at the helm.

02
FEB
2021

James Pidgeon appointed Executive Director of Regent Park Open Air Theatre

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AEM International is delighted to have been involved in the appointment of James Pidgeon as the Executive Director of Regents Park Open Air Theatre.  He will also become joint chief executive, alongside artistic director Timothy Sheader.  He will join the theatre on 21 June 2021.  James is currently Director of Shoreditch Town Hall.

Regarding his appointment he said:

“It is an absolute privilege to be appointed Executive Director at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – I couldn’t be more delighted. I have long admired the ambitious work of this incredibly special theatre that plays such a unique and significant role in the cultural landscape of London and beyond, and I very much look forward to joining Tim in leading the organisation through its next chapter of growth and development.”