The Nordic Theatre Laboratory/Odin Teatret is looking for a new director to start on 1 January 2021.

Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret is looking for a new director to start on 1 January 2021.

Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium seeks a director to carry on the theatre as a regional theatre in Holstebro with an international vision and strong roots.

The change of director marks a significant shift for the theatre, and we are looking for a director who will respectfully carry on the tradition of a theatre which reaches far beyond performing arts and works with commitment within theatre pedagogy and the outreach and experimental side. As director you will have the overall responsibility for managing an organisational culture characterised by interdisciplinarity, cultural diversity and the staff’s great commitment to and love for the organisation as it has developed throughout many years.

At the same time, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium is looking for a director who, with a strong artistic and organisational vision for a regional theatre of the future, is capable of realising this vision together with the theatre staff. This will be done in close collaboration with the theatre’s artistic coordinator Julia Varley, the other theatre staff and the board of directors.

Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium is a large regional theatre with an extensive portfolio of activities in Denmark and internationally. We expect you to contribute to initiating and supporting this and to be able to continue the collaboration with the large network of local and international players in particular.

The theatre is in a sound financial situation, and as director you will be responsible for this in a transition period in which the business model will be changing. You will have direct influence on the transition, and this process makes great demands on your ability to collaborate with various grant authorities, not least Holstebro Municipality. This also means that you will have the overall responsibility for developing and implementing a new communication strategy to make the theatre’s societal value visible locally and nationally in particular.

You may use the following questions as inspiration for your application and possible interview:

  • How do you relate to the practice of Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret as a laboratory-based theatre?
  • How do you see the future development of the artistic profile of Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret?
  • How do you relate to the relation between local, national and international?
  • Can you come up with one or more examples of theatres or other organisations that inspire you as a leader?

It is a requirement that you take up residence in the municipality of Holstebro, and that you speak Danish or are prepared to learn Danish over of a two-year period.

Pay level based on qualifications.

Deadline for applications 3 June 2019.
Job interviews will be conducted in Holstebro in August 2019. Application and resume to be uploaded via the Holstebro Municipality website: https://www.holstebro.dk/job.

Read more about Odin Teatret and the position as director here.