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Head of Department (Postgraduate Studies)

Vacancy details

  • Department: Academic
  • Location: Production Park
  • Reporting to: Head of Institution
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Application Closing date: 16th October 2020
  • Hours: Total of 40 hours per week (typical working day 0830-1730)
  • Salary range: Subject to experience


We are seeking a Head of Department (Postgraduate Studies) to lead in the development and delivery of a new suite of postgraduate programmes at the Academy.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a highly motivated and innovative approach to champion the advancement of Live Events as an area of postgraduate research and study, within the Academy and the wider Creative Industries. As a member of the Academic team they will lead the delivery and assessment of postgraduate programmes and provide leadership and strategic planning in the management of Staff and Students.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, they will contribute to the develop of strategic and operational plans of the Academy, implementing policy, managing resources and processes, and facilitating a productive working environment.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a relevant field and have an established profile in either:

  • Live Event Design
  • Creative Technologies for Live Events
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Backstage Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, nationality or ethnic origin.

Backstage Academy considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Find out more about out brand new postgraduate degrees via the links below:

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right at the heart of Production Park, Europe’s leading Live Industry destination. We provide the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities.

To apply, please download and complete the Vacancy Application Form and email to