Stellar Quines’ ambitions to inspire excellence in women & girls are embraced by the organisation on every level with artists, participants and audiences at the centre of Stellar Quines’ enquiry.

Equally, each and every person that works with and for the company should be inspired and nurtured so that they too work with passion, creativity and commitment, enabling the company to be the best it can be.

Artistic Direction & CEO vacancy

We are seeking an innovative and resourceful Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer to join us in shaping the future of our company. This is a combined role.

What we do is exceptional and reaches beyond the expected. We need a leader who reflects our vision and wants to take it further.

Are you a theatre maker who can work collaboratively with artists, writers, participants, crew, theatre-makers and audiences across Scotland, develop new talent and support women at all stages of their career in theatre? Do you believe in the power of theatre to transform and empower women and girls, particularly those whose voices aren’t usually heard? Can you communicate the importance and impact of our work to a wide range of stakeholders and create meaningful change in the sector and wider society?

If this sounds like a job for you, download a recruitment pack for more information. If you need the recruitment pack provided in another format, please get in touch with / 07951 046446

Stellar Quines is always looking to work with people who believe in our vision and mission. We aim to be representative of all sections of society and actively welcome candidates who are currently under-represented in the performing arts. Job share applications would be very welcome.

Full time (35 hours a week)
Salary: £38,000
Contract duration: Open-ended

How to apply

If you would like to apply, please download and complete the application form and if you wish, the Equalities Monitoring form, and send to: or by post to:

Barbie Lyon
Stellar Quines
30b Grindlay Street

If you require the application form in an alternative format or you require any access support for any part of the recruitment process, please contact

Closing Date for applications: Midday 8th February 2021

Stellar Quines support all women including cis, trans and intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming people who identify in a significant way as women, femme or female.

Equalities Diversity and Inclusivity sits at the heart of Stellar Quines’ core values, as our ambitions to inspire excellence in women & girls are embraced by the organisation on every level.  While women and girls remain our over-arching focus, Race/Ethnicity and Pregnancy & Maternity are our intersectional priorities.

Stellar Quines supports women – all who identify as women including cis, trans and intersex people and non—binary or gender fluid people who identify in a significant way as women, femme or female.

We are a Parents and Carers in Performing Arts partner, committed to delivering the PIPA Best Practice Charter: a set of guiding principles for all professional theatre organisations to follow, ensuring that places of work – and access to work – become as inclusive and accessible as possible to carers and parents. As such we actively encourage conversations regarding support for staff with caring responsibilities. This includes providing a Breast Feeding Friendly environment for staff. We have been involved in helping shape a Mums Returning to Work Guide with Outside the Box.

We ensure that our project staff teams have excellent representation of women across all roles and endorse the Equity Inclusive Casting Policy.

As a professional theatre company we normally cast our productions using agents and other professional casting outlets. Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to hold open auditions for each of our productions, but will advertise opportunities if we do. If you are a performer interested in working with the company, and would like to send us a copy of your acting CV, please do so to:, with the subject CASTING. Whilst we can’t acknowledge each CV sent we will keep them on file for consideration.

We are a fair pay employer and our fees are in line with or above recommended rates, as made by ITC, Equity, SDUK, FST/SSP.

Stellar Quines is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations and the work we produce and tour and the company has developed an Environmental Working Policy (PDF) with Creative Carbon Scotland.



Download our Equalities Monitoring form