The Programme Director has an important contribution to make to the success of the Academy and its students. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with colleagues in academic and professional areas on several different workstreams including estates, accreditation, curriculum development and employer engagement. The postholder will oversee the day to day running of the USA Campus and can therefore expect significant management responsibilities delegated to them.
The Programme Director will provide strategic and inspirational leadership for our work in international recruitment and partnership development, as well as developing external industry opportunities in the US.  
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, new staff member with a “can do attitude” to join the exciting and rapidly expanding team at Backstage Academy.
  • You will be experienced leader who has a sound understanding of the Live events and creative industries. 
  • You will have a track record of delivering significant programmes, at a senior level, project management and managing a portfolio of multiple fast-paced and complex projects, preferably in higher education. 
  • Capability to manage relationships at senior level, and the ability to influence professional and academic colleagues, managing teams with diverse areas of expertise.
  • Excellent leadership competences, encompassing innovation, delivery, team development and change management
  • The role is based in Lititz, PA and would ideally suit someone who is already based in the USA or prepared to relocate.  
Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification in the downloads section.
Backstage Academy is the UK’s leading higher education institution for the Live Event Industry. Our partner, Rock Lititz, have invited us to work with them on a joint venture – together we are going to open a new Campus in the USA. Offering high quality industry driven education, research and innovation the industry embedded campus will be based in Rock Lititz, in Lititz PA. We are seeking an experienced Programme Director, to take a leading role in the international expansion of Backstage Academy. 
Please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form in the downloads section and return to by the closing deadline of 12:00 on 17/03/23 
A Job Description can be downloaded HERE
Any questions about the role or our recruitment process, please contact

Latest Issue. . .

Tweets from our Friends