London’s Young Vic Theatre is seeking a communications director to
help raise its profile as an independent brand.
The new head will replace current press and marketing director, David
Thompson, who leaves in November to head a new marketing and PR
department at the YMCA.
The new appointee will report to artistic director Tim Supple and
administrative producer Caroline Maude, with a brief to homogenise and
strengthen the branding of the theatre’s various operations. He or she
will initially work with one part-time assistant.
The theatre wants to promote itself more proactively. Over the last four
years it has increased its box office takings and attendances by 30 per
cent but feels that its profile has not kept pace.
Its operations include running a 400-seat main house and 80-seat studio
theatre, a teaching organisation and a tour of Grimm’s fairytales to
Broadway, Sydney and Japan. It is currently considering a move to new