Arts Recruitment

The need for strong and skilled leaders within the arts sector has never been a greater. From the need to establish long-term financial sustainability and income growth, the diversification of audiences, or the need to harness the power of new technology to inform, engage and broaden access each organisation has their own challenges to face.

How we can help you

At Berwick Partners, we are proud to work with many of the UK’s leading arts and cultural organisations and we firmly believe in their power to help aid transformation and development in society. 

Our aim is to make a positive impact upon the Arts, Cultural and Heritage sectors by helping them recruitment outstanding leaders. We partner with each of our clients to provide a comprehensive, quality focussed and bespoke approach to their particular recruitment challenge.

We have extensive experience working across the arts culture and heritage landscape, from museums and galleries, to theatres, opera and classical music organisations. We pride ourselves on help our clients source exceptional leadership talent to help steer organisations through these ever changing times.

Berwick Partners appointments include:

  • Almeida Theatre – Director of Development
  • Ashmolean Museum – Head of Development
  • Bletchley Park Trust – Director of Operations
  • Dundee Rep Theatre – CEO
  • Mary Rose Trust – Director of Operations
  • Opera North – Director of External Relations
  • Royal Academy of Arts – HR Director
  • Royal Shakespeare Company – Head of Finance
  • Spitalfields Music – CEO
  • Tank Museum – Deputy Director
  • The Roundhouse – Commercial and Operations Director.


Cockpit Arts
“Having tried unsuccessfully to recruit a CEO for Cockpit Arts ourselves through advertising and word of mouth, we turned to Will Pringle at Berwick Partners. Will was very quick to grasp the unusual combination of skills we were looking for which included someone with a deep knowledge of the craft sector, great communication and public speaking skills, the ability to manage people and finance, to fund raise and to look after a broad and diverse group of stakeholders. Will gave us his own assessment of each candidate in a format which was easy to absorb, the acuity of which the interview process demonstrated to be spot on. Will managed the whole process in a seamless and extremely efficient manner, making the whole exercise painless and surprisingly swift.”
Cornelius Medvei, Chairman, Cockpit Arts

Director of Development, Rose Theatre Kingston
"We appointed Berwick Partners to search for our new Director of Development. The search was led by William Pringle who at all times kept us informed on progress and delivered an exceptional list of candidates. We successfully appointed and I would strongly recommend his and Berwick Partners' services." 
Robert O’Dowd, Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston

Director of Operations, Bletchley Park
“Will Pringle and the Berwick Partners team were engaged to find Bletchley Park a Director of Operations. Working with Will and his team has been a painless and rewarding experience, and I am sure we will be doing so again in the future.”
Iain Standen, CEO, Bletchley Park Trust

Deputy Director for The Tank Museum
“I was very happy to work with Will Pringle from Berwick Partners in recruiting a Deputy Director for The Tank Museum. Will was responsive and proactive and we had the feeling of working as part of a very well worked out process.”
Richard Smith, Director, The Tank Museum

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