Eclipse is seeking a dynamic and inspirational Executive Director. This new senior management role will work closely with the Artistic Director/CEO to lead the company during this period of growth and development. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Eclipse team to play a pivotal role in shaping strategic plans for our future.


The successful candidate will be a leader and a collaborator who is excited by enabling artists and big creative ideas. They should want to do what everyone says can’t be done. They need to care about Black culture, artists and making ambitious new work.


Passionate about making change to the cultural landscape, the Executive Director will drive action, build partnerships and lead on delivering our ambitious strategic aims and objectives.

We warmly encourage applicants that self-identify as one or more protected characteristics (Equality Act 2010) – age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity as well as class and socio-economic background.

Eclipse is the UK’s foremost Black-led production company, at the vanguard of delivering diverse programming in theatre, film and radio across the country. Led by Artistic Director/CEO, Dawn Walton, Eclipse is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England. In recognition of the growth of the company, Eclipse was awarded a 66% uplift in the latest Arts Council funding round. Alongside a programme of original Black British theatre, film and radio (Black Men Walking) there’s a groundbreaking Independent Black Artists movement (Slate) and international projects it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join.

It is our mission to use the Black British experience to create new work that will enrich Britain’s mainstream media. Over the last four years Eclipse has been developing and growing two unique national and international movements: Revolution Mix and Slate: Black. Arts. World.


Click here to watch a trailer for our first Revolution Mix production, Black Men Walking;


Click here to watch the Slate Launch in May 2017: 

For further information on the post and how to apply, please download the application pack from


You are encouraged to make contact with our recruitment consultant, Deborah Sawyerr to discuss the role informally and confidentially.


The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 20 August and initial interviews will be Thursday, 6 September. Second stage interviews will be in the week beginning 10 September 2018.