Theatre Director in Residence

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

With its rich history, beautiful 200-acre wooded campus and reputation as the world leader in character education, Gordonstoun offers a truly distinctive educational experience. The creative life of the School as a whole including music, drama and dance is vibrant, well-developed and central to both the life and ethos of Gordonstoun.

Gordonstoun has a vibrant theatre culture and outstanding facilities. The Ogstoun Theatre is a fully equipped modern theatre and the post offers the Director the opportunity to realise their ideas in production with a fullness rarely seen outside professional theatre. The school mounts a number of productions each year and we strive for exceptionally high standards of work.

The Ogstoun Theatre is equipped with Digital sound and lighting and all of our work is supported by a full time AV and Theatre technician who will facilitate the successful candidate in achieving their vision for performance on the stage.

The school mounts a wide variety of productions each year from large scale musical theatre to smaller student led productions. The post holder will be responsible for directing or overseeing all of the productions taking place through the year as well as managing the theatre arts building (Ogstoun Theatre) and working closely with the Head of Dance & Drama.

This is a 10 month paid appointment (September 2019 – 30 June 2020). On-site accommodation (at a small charge) is available.

Job Description

Person Specification

If you require any further information, please contact the Recruitment Department at or call 01343 837837

The closing date for applications is 1200hrs on Monday 3 June 2019.

Interviews will be held w/b 10 June 2019

Application process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the school’s application form along with a letter of application, addressed to the Headmaster, outlining why they feel they are a suitable candidate for this post. Applications should be emailed to or by post to Recruitment, Gordonstoun, Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RF.