Higher Education Manager (Mat Cover) - FT, but open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
Up to £32,000 per annum, dependent on experience
12 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018


We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.

Education is at the heart of Shakespeare’s Globe. We seek to share the educational, academic and creative discoveries made at the Globe with people of all ages and nationalities. We run a year-round programme of activities comprised of three main areas: Learning, Public Events, and Higher Education & Research. The department is one of the largest Education departments in an arts organisation in the UK, currently employing over 30 full-time staff and a team of 80 freelance practitioners and consultants. The Education department works closely with members of the Theatre Department and involves members of the theatre company in its work. In addition, Education supports the work of the Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition.

The Higher Education team engages with students from a wide variety of disciplines (including trainee actors and English Literature students) through a portfolio of programmes ranging in duration from two days to a full academic year. We also deliver courses for trainee and professional actors and directors. We currently work with around 1,800 individuals a year from undergraduates to post-Doctoral level, from universities and drama schools, both nationally and internationally. Students work with us during the autumn and spring semesters, and the summer months are particularly varied and intensive with Globe Education welcoming visitors from around the world for bespoke summer schools. Further information about all Higher Education projects can be found on our website.

Purpose of Job

The Higher Education Manager will be responsible for the creation and management of all courses for Universities and all Conservatory Training projects. The role oversees the operation, logistics and programming of all courses and works closely with the Head of Higher Education & Research to develop the provision and accessibility of Higher Education training, and to expand and implement the strategy for Higher Education & Research at the Globe.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Higher Education and Research to identify, and then fulfil, strategic objectives for the Higher Education area
  • Oversee the implementation of an extensive programme of undergraduate and postgraduate courses throughout the year and be responsible for developing Globe Education’s CPD for actors, directors, musicians and writers
  • Be responsible for / oversee the management of the Shakespeare Studies MA (in collaboration with King’s College, London) and of Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe. This includes monitoring the Rutgers Company Management team
  • Engage in the intellectual components of creating a course under the guidance of the Head of Area and/or Course Director
  • Work with institutions to identify the learning objectives of the groups and ensure that their programme of study enables them to achieve their learning outcomes. The postholder will prepare faculty appropriately to enable them to deliver against learning outcomes and the aims of the course, and will be responsible for briefing team members to ensure the successful creation of course outlines, schedules and support materials
  • Generate and schedule new programmes of work - ensuring they strengthen the strategic objectives of the Higher Education area whilst ensuring that existing relationships are protected
  • Be responsible for the central operational programming of all courses, ensuring that each programme is planned, staffed and resourced to a consistently high standard
  • Ensure that courses are monitored and evaluated in an appropriate way and feedback is reviewed and responded to, and appropriately communicated to all stakeholders
  • Ensure that all students are supported, assessed, monitored and evaluated in the manner most suited to the partner organisation
  • Work alongside the Education Events Manager to develop and produce the annual Sam Wanamaker Festival
  • Take responsibility for Globe Education’s British Accreditation Council award (and associated inspections) and stay aware of changes within UK Visas and Immigration policy. The postholder will manage the Higher Education Academy subscription
  • Manage, support and develop the skills of the Higher Education team.

Higher Education Faculty

  • Under the guidance of the Head of Higher Education & Research, ensure the provision of appropriate faculty for designated courses, which includes overseeing recruitment processes.
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Communications and Marketing

  • Deputise for the Head of Higher Education & Research in Heads of Area meetings and other external meetings with existing and prospective partners.
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Finance and Business Development

  • Create the annual budget for all Higher Education courses.
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  • Previous experience of high level budget management
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • An interest and enthusiasm for innovative arts education in the Higher Education sector
  • Proven large-scale planning, programming and organisational skills
  • Strong organisational skills, good attention to detail and the ability to prioritise a varied workload to achieve deadlines
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Customer focused approach ensuring high standards of service delivery
  • A strong team player who is self-motivated
  • The ability to respond rapidly and effectively to changing situations
  • Discretion, sensitivity and tact.


  • Previous experience of working with Tessitura
  • Demonstrable experience of working with academic and/or artistic teams
  • Knowledge of UK and US Higher education systems and experience in formulating programmes for students in a theatre and/or education environment
  • Experience of working with Shakespeare/classical theatre at a professional level and an understanding of the intellectual components of study
  • An understanding of the arts/cultural sectors an advantage.

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