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Humans – Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble. Photo by Pedro Grieg.

Could this be the most exciting job in the arts? The Director of International Development is a new role created to drive the development of new works, new markets and new opportunities. This is a unique chance to work with Circa, see the world and make stuff happen.

About the position
Working with Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz and our executive team, the Director of International Development combines superlative interpersonal skills with a deep love of Circa’s work. Both right and left brain are required as creative envisaging, strategic development and new show dreaming jostle for your attention with budgets, schedules and logistics.

Underneath your calm and delightful exterior you have a hide of steel. Your dogged perseverance and a Trojan work ethic are supported by savage attention to detail; yet you never lose sight of the big picture. Your understanding of all aspects of theatrical production helps inform the major strategic directions you champion.You are a good listener and a fast learner who loves communicating with diverse stakeholders.

You have or can rapidly acquire a vast network of contacts across the arts and cultural sector. You are happy to work remotely; self-directed yet highly accountable. You have impeccable ethics.

Circa’s Director of International Development can be based anywhere in the world. Your working hours will be long but are flexible and international travel is required. Knowledge of French or languages in addition to English is an advantage. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a love of creative problem solving are essential.

If you think you have what it takes, send us your CV and please tell us in no more than two pages:

  • Why you think you are right for the role
  • What excites you about the role
  • Why you’d love to work with Circa

Download position description here.

About Circa

“The mighty Circa” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. From its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world – performing in 39 countries to over a million people. Its works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.

Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus. It continues to pioneer the art form, leading the way with its diverse range of thrilling creations that ‘redraw the limits to which circus can aspire’ (The Age).

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of multiskilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues including BAM, the Barbican, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chameleon Berlin and major Australian Festivals.

We welcome you to discover why Circa has been hailed as nothing short of “… a revolution in the spectacle of circus.” (Les Echos)

Applications for this position have now closed.