UPDATE: 22 September 2023
RECRUITMENT IS UNDERWAY
Applications for the role of Artistic Director at Brink have now closed. The shortlisting of applicants is taking place and interviews are expected to be conducted in the coming weeks. Exciting times ahead for Brink!
ANNOUNCEMENT: 14 August 2023
BRINK SEEKS INVENTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Standing on Kaurna Country, Brink has successfully operated as an independent theatre company for more than 25 years creating transcendent Australian stories. Our mission is to generate a continuum of deeply moving, profound and important theatre that connects us all.
Following Chris Drummond’s substantial tenure, the Brink Board seek an experienced and inventive director or theatre maker to reshape our story through a fresh creative voice.
As the public creative face of Brink, the Artistic Director is responsible for creating, planning, articulating and delivering Brink’s multi-year artistic vision, including conceiving and directing no less than one new work annually that resonates with audiences in local, interstate and international markets.
The Artistic Director and the Executive Director roles each report to the Chair, and assume joint responsibility for the strategic positioning, creative direction and operational management of the company. Supported by a small group of highly experienced colleagues and contractors drawn from performing arts and commercial backgrounds, the Artistic Director plays a pivotal part in evolving the organisation’s impact and capacity in delivering independent theatre and an active pathway for arts professionals in South Australia and across the country.
This senior role requires significant work and reputation in the field of theatre as a director or theatre-maker, demonstrated commitment and capability to work collaboratively, and an innate understanding of the balancing act required to simultaneously achieve artistic, financial, audience and community outcomes.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED ON FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023
Brink is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people living with disability.
ANNOUNCEMENT: 1 July 2023
CHRIS DRUMMOND TO STEP DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Brink Productions today announced that Chris Drummond will be stepping down from his role as Artistic Director on 25th August 2023, after a career-defining tenure with the South Australian-based theatre company.
Recognising that it is time for a change, Chris said “I’ve been extremely fortunate to be the custodian of a tenacious and ambitious theatre company committed to telling new stories in new ways. I’m so proud of the work we’ve made and all the artists we’ve worked with. However, I’m also incredibly excited to be heading into this new phase of my own career, with all the amazing opportunities that are now opening up. I want to thank Brink for all that they’ve given me, and I know there are exciting days ahead.”