house: Opportunities

Programme Assistant, Marlborough Theatre – d/l 01 December 2017

It’s rare that we have the opportunity to expand our gorg team, so we are simply delighted to be supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme to recruit for the new post of Programme Assistant.
The successful candidate will support the running of the theatre across all projects for a 12-month placement. The role is open to recent graduates from low-income backgrounds.
The full criteria and all information on the position can be found in Placement Pack below. There are specific requirements that you must meet to apply for this role, there are no exceptions so please read the pack carefully and ensure you fit the brief before applying.

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General Manager, Frantic Assembly – d/l 05 December 2017

We are seeking an experienced and energetic General Manager to join our hard-working and dedicated team as we approach our 25th year as one of the UK's most exciting theatre companies.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is the effective anchor in a small team with responsibility for the smooth day-to-day management of the company. They lead on administration, HR and finance, supported by an Office and Finance Administrator. They also take a lead on day-to-day marketing and communications, both internal and external, and are a key part of the Senior Management Team.

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Building a Career in Dramaturgy Discussion, Young Vic – 29 November 2017

Following a hugely positive response to the series of workshops we have delivered over the last six months, the Young Vic is hosting an informal discussion for dramaturgs.

Open to artists of all ages and stages, from early-career to established, the session will offer a platform for dramaturgs to discuss their approaches to securing work, creating their own, building networks and forging a sustainable career in theatre, dance and other live performance genres.

It will also be an opportunity to discuss the growing recognition of dramaturgs in British live performance, and how artists could unite to overcome the barriers that prevent the pursuit of a career in dramaturgy. It is a chance for artists to come together to share advice, offer guidance and reflect on experiences with other dramaturgs.

The event will be facilitated by dramaturg David Loumgair, who will offer springboards for discussion and help facilitate the dialogue.

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Call for Entries, 2018 Fringe Central Events Programme – d/l 7 March 2018

As part of the services the Fringe Society offers to all those taking part in shows, the Fringe Central Events Programme delivers a series of professional development workshops, seminars, discussions and creative labs throughout the month of August.

In 2017, we worked with 58 partners in order to deliver a comprehensive and diverse programme of over 120 events. The programme’s overall aims are to; develop skills, expand perceptions, build networks, advance careers and aid in the health and well-being of all those involved in a Fringe show.

We are currently looking for expressions of interest for the 2018 Fringe Central Events Programme. There are a number of recurring programme sections which are detailed below. For 2018, we have a strong interest in developing our Young Voices: Fresh Perspective, Health and Wellbeing (with a particular focus on Mental Health) and Breaking Down Barriers sections. In addition, we are keen on programming more workshops, masterclasses and networking opportunities for participants across all genres of the programme.

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Production Assistant, Punchdrunk – d/l 22 November 2017

We are seeking a talented and bright individual, with an interest in pursuing a career in
production or technical management. The right candidate will have a thirst for learning
and an inquisitive mind, with a “can do” work ethic and positive attitude.
This is an unparalleled opportunity to establish critical production and technical skills as
the Production Assistant will be supported and trained across a variety of projects by
the Production Manager and other members of the technical team.
Please note this position involves equal amounts of “hands on” work and administrative

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FOH Manager, Arts Theatre – d/l 24 November 2017

The Arts Theatre are seeking an active and thorough Front of House Manager to lead and motivate a dedicated and pro-active hospitality team, enhance the customer experience at the Arts Theatre and to attract and manage an array of high-calibre private events and functions.

The Front of House Manager will be tasked with maintaining a high-quality operation in all areas including the café bars, private members club, kiosks, auditorium and front of house, events and private bookings. The role will focus on improving the departments’ profitability by attracting events, increasing attendance & spend per head and ensuring operational efficiency.

For a full job description please email

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Director, National Rural Touring Forum – d/l 11 December 2017

The Trustees of the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) are looking to recruit a full time Director who will be responsible for the delivery and development of their Business Plan over the next 4 years.

The last few years have been an exciting period of growth and expansion, both for the NRTF and the rural touring sector as a whole. The company's turnover and activities have increased through a range of partnerships and development opportunities, whilst the rural touring sector has seen its audience and profile grow steadily. The Board of the NRTF now wish to appoint an effective leader to develop the activities of the company and oversee the management of the organisation.

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Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board, Roundhouse – d/l 30 November 2017

Love Roundhouse? Have a passion for making change? Applications to join the Roundhouse’s Youth Advisory Board are now open.

What will I get from taking part?
By the end of the year you will:

Understand the inner-workings of an arts venue, and the different departments.
Have fed into long-term strategic projects within the Roundhouse.
Have supported, and had the chance to take leadership over, a special RYAB project from start to finish.
Have represented the views and needs of studio users, and contributed to the Roundhouse community.
Have helped shape the future of the Roundhouse.

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Head of Business Operations, Octagon Theatre Bolton – d/l 24 November 2017

As the Octagon Theatre Bolton celebrates its 50 year past and looks to its future, an exciting new position has been created to help run internal business.
Working closely with the Chief Executive and the senior team, the role includes:
Managing schedules and internal projects
Negotiating contracts for our productions, partnerships and stakeholder relationships
Providing analysis and reports for a range of audiences
The Head of Business Operations will act as the central owner of business process, supporting all departments to be as efficient as possible in achieving our programmes of work
Ensure efficient business operations across the organisation, including contracting, scheduling, policy and process
Contract and relationship management with public stakeholders and co-producing partners.
Project management for business change and development
The successful candidate will be a natural communicator and problem solver, with a background in business support who can demonstrate their ability to improve processes, manage risks, and negotiate effectively.
An understanding of project management is essential along with analytical and reporting skills.

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Head of Creative Engagement The Octagon Theatre – d/l 24 November 2017

Working closely with the Artistic Director and external partners, the Head of Creative Engagement is responsible for initiating and achieving programmes that engage and develop people of all ages and backgrounds.
We want someone who will think big and inspire others to get behind big ideas. Duties and responsibilities include:
Manage the Creative Engagement department, taking responsibility for planning and delivering its activities and managing resources
Support the Artistic Director to shape and deliver the artistic programme, and embed creative engagement, talent development and creative R&D across the theatre’s work inside, outside and online
Contribute to the development of the Octagon’s Artistic Programme across the Theatre’s three platforms: inside (theatre spaces in our Bolton based building), outside (within communities across Greater Manchester) and online; and specifically develop strategies for engaging people in the Octagon and in creative activities
Work with the Artistic Director to identify leading artists, creative and producing teams to deliver projects, and to manage the interface/relationships between the Theatre’s professional and non-professional artistic work
Initiate and oversee partnerships and programmes of work (including programmes and more) to increase arts engagement and diversity.

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How to Apply to Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Funding Programme Workshop, Brighton Fringe Festival – 23 November 2017

Are you thinking about applying but would like some advice first?
Do you want to understand more about how the process works, and how applications are judged?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you! The workshop will be hosted by Ashai Nicholas, Diversity Relationship Manager from Arts Council England along with Lou Rogers, an experienced Producer.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions specific to your project, and get some top tips.

Thursday November 23rd

Board Room M2
University of Brighton
58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton

This workshop is open to everyone and FREE to attend, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP below.

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Irene Mensah Brighton Fringe Bursary – d/l 27 November 2017

ART:sync and urbanflo creative in conjunction with Brighton Fringe are very pleased to announce the ‘Irene Mensah Artist Bursary’ in honour of our dear friend and colleague who sadly passed away in 2013. Applications are invited for this very special award, which will be available for community artists based in Brighton & Hove who are participating in Brighton Fringe 2018.

Irene Mensah Brighton Fringe Bursary
An individual artist or artist collective will have their Brighton Fringe 2018 registration fee paid.

In order to be considered for the bursary, you must first have a project in development and confirm your venue for Brighton Fringe 2018 - you will be asked to provide proof of this. You will also need to meet the following criteria for African & Asian Art Forms, Urban Art Forms, Spoken Word, Physical Theatre or Visual Art.

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Encore Insure in conjunction with Brighton Fringe are very pleased to announce the Brighton Fringe Bursary Scheme to reflect their support of Fringe performance and the creative zeal of new makers to produce fantastic work without extortionate budgets.

The Offer:
5 winning events will have their Brighton Fringe 2018 registration fee paid by

How do I apply?
To apply, please complete the application form no later than 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

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Wardrobe Mistress/Master – King Lear Tour – New York 2018, RSC – d/l 26 November 2017

This opportunity is offered as a fixed term contract to support the King Lear tour in New York from 2nd April 2018 until 2nd May 2018.

To lead and Head the Wardrobe Maintenance Department for the RSC’s production on tour and to provide a smooth running wardrobe department for the tour’s performances and rehearsals as required.

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Creative Producer, We The Curious – d/l 27 November

The Creative Producer will support the delivery of We The Curious’ Manifesto for a Culture of Curiosity, including the development and project management of new strands of engagement, integrating them into our content delivery, as well as methods of working to achieve them.

The Creative Producer is responsible for planning and delivering a developing programme of arts and cultural projects, with a focus on participatory and multi-disciplinary approaches. In 2018 this role will also lead on a major community commissions programme involving working with artists and communities in Bristol and beyond, to co-design and develop 3 new commissions across the year that will form part of the new ground floor exhibit experiences.

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