Director of Drama

Director of Drama

For August 2024

The College

There is something genuinely special about Marlborough College in Malaysia. Those fortunate enough to work here all agree that our greatest joy, attribute, advert and reward are the girls and boys who form the College. They provide daily inspiration, a model of what wider society could be like and genuine optimism for the future.

We live and work in a safe and spacious 90 acre campus in southern Malaysia, reminiscent of the generous grounds and playing fields of Marlborough College in the UK enhanced by our own organic farm and boating lake. Guided by our principles of compassion, companionship and conversation, Marlborough College Malaysia gives its boys and girls the space, inspiration and courage to explore their own potential, the wonders of our world and their responsibilities to it and to each other.

The College is arranged as a Prep School (3-13) and a Senior School (14-18) and currently has 830 pupils, around 470 in the Prep and 140 in the Sixth Form. Pupils from the age of nine may choose to board and approximately a third of those who are eligible, do so, with almost half of the Senior School and most of the Sixth Form boarding. The Singapore Tatler has referred to the College as “the only school in Asia offering an authentic British boarding programme”.

The College is very well-resourced and enjoys an enviable reputation for its pupils’ achievements on a broad variety of fronts. It is one of the few schools in Asia to achieve membership of HMC, an association of the world’s leading independent schools, to have the Council of British International Schools’ coveted “Beacon” status and to have won international plaudits for innovation and excellence from the UK’s Boarding Schools’ Association. It was listed by the Spears Index among the world’s 125 leading independent schools in 2023, for the third consecutive year.

The Position

An outstanding and inspirational Director of Drama is required from August 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to lead and build a world-class department in a happy, high-achieving setting.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the Drama curriculum and strategic direction of the department, along with the development of learning and teaching in the subject. Drama and the ‘Performing Arts’ is a key development area for Marlborough College Malaysia. The successful candidate will be instrumental in driving this development forward over the coming years.

The Recruitment Process

If you feel that you can meet these requirements, then please submit a letter of application along with the application form to the Master, Simon Burbury by 9.00 am (GMT) on Monday, 11th December 2023.

A CV is not required, but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

Applications should be sent to and the College may interview suitable applicants before the deadline.

  • Interviews for non-UK applicants will be held at Marlborough College Malaysia or online, as appropriate, in the week beginning 11th December 2023.
  • Interviews for candidates based in the UK will take place between 17th – 19th December 2023 at Marlborough College in the UK.



Application Form


Job Description

Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS or equivalent is required.