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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies.  We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Course Leader/Lecturer to join our Theatre and Performance Design team leading the BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design course. You will be responsible for curriculum management and leadership, enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment, quality assurance and, equally important, operational management of the programme.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience as a Set Designer and be educated to at least degree level or have undergone comparable professional training at a recognised centre of excellence. Teaching experience in higher education or similar training provision is desirable.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and have strong written skills including the ability to produce clear reports as well as the ability to work as part of a team. You will be student focussed, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills, with a strong commitment to preparing students for sustained employment.

In return we offer a highly creative working environment that will inspire you to fulfil your potential and training opportunities to develop your skills and experience, competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, generous holiday entitlements, and complimentary tickets to our inhouse productions.

This is a permanent post to commence from August/September 2024.

Closing date for this post: 4pm on Friday 8th March 2024
Interviews will be held the week of 8th April 2024.

CV’s will not be accepted as we are a Higher Education Institute.

Should you have any questions about the applications process or require reasonable adjustments for your applications, please contact our Recruitment Team on or 0151 330 3091.

Please send your completed application form to

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunity’s employer, LIPA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

As part of our Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 we are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans-gender.

Appointments will always be made on merit.

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