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Katie Town

General Manager


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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsArtist - Strategist - Producer


  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Performing Arts Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Operational Planning
  • Project Development
  • Leadership Team Work
  • Arts Management
  • Entrepreneurial Mind-set
  • Dance Management
  • Theatre Management

Work history


General Manager

National Theatre

Apr 2009
  • Responsible for managing the administration, financial planning and coordination of the National Theatre's Learning programme, ensuring successful planning, project management, communications and managing key personnel within the department. I ensure all creative projects are delivered in a timely and effective manner and that they comply with NT policies and best practice.


Chair & Trustee

Tavaziva Dance

Nov 2011 - Jul 2015
  • Trustee since November 2011. Chair since April 2014 and ongoing. Chair of an Arts Council NPO. Active support for salaried staff between meetings.


General Manager

Candoco Dance Company

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009
  • Candoco is the leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. I ran the office and carried out the administrative functions of the company. Whilst at Candoco I delivered: • Involvement in closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games. • Successful project management of two new productions for touring during 2008/09. Included acting up during Executive Director maternity leave (August 2008 – March 2009).


Secondment Arts Management

Young Vic Theatre

Mar 2007 - May 2007
  • • Produced a report analysing the implications of international co-productions on the Young Vic’s financial and organisational commitments. • Assisted the General Manager in all areas of responsibility.


Licensing Manager

Royal Opera House

Mar 2006 - Jan 2008
  • Launched and managed brand licensing programme for The Royal Ballet, the ROH Heritage CD Series and ROH Gallery (selling limited edition archival prints). Achieved income above budget targets in all areas, whilst maintain brand values and artistic integrity. Responsible for licensing brand management and brand architecture. Commissioned and approved all new design work. Key liaison point between the licensee and ROH. Final sign off of all products and designs. ROH Heritage CD Series project management included talent negotiations with singers and conductors, production management of re-mastering archive recordings, through to press and marketing strategies.


Research Assistant & Finance Dept

Royal Opera House

Sep 2002 - Mar 2006
  • Reported directly to Director of Finance and Business Affairs. Key responsibilities: market and competitor research; drafting reports and presentations; working on submissions to statutory bodies including the ACE; maintaining project plans and progress reports.



This Year-long Programme Enables Managers to Operate More Effectively in Fast-changing Arts, Heritag

V&A Museum

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Innovative Management and Leadership in Culture, Heritage and Arts Organisations


Participant on the Inaugural Step Change Programme. Including a 3-month Secondment to the Young Men

Step Change, National Theatre

Feb 2007 - Jul 2007


    MA in Arts Management and Policy

    Birkbeck College, University of London

    Aug 2004 - Jul 2006


      Bar Vocational Course

      Gray’s Inn

      Aug 2002 - Sep 2002
      • Called to the Bar as a non-practicing Barrister


      Bar Vocational Course

      Inns of Court School of Law

      Aug 2001 - Jun 2002
      • Awarded a Very Competent pass. Recipient of the James Crouch Award from Gray’s Inn. The course included key transferable skills relevant in other areas of professional life, including presentation, negotiation, drafting and research skills.


      LLB Laws

      The London School of Economics and Political Science

      Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
      • LLB Laws. 2:1 honours degree. Specialised in contract law and employment law.