house: Opportunities

marketing assistant, birmingham repertory theatre d/l 11 January 2019


The REP requires a Marketing Assistant to work with the Marketing & Communications team to deliver effective publicity and promotion for all events, services & activities.

The aim of your job is:

To provide excellent customer service to customers and visitors to The REP

To provide timely and efficient publicity and promotions for events

To promote and sell all events, services and activities for The REP and its partners

To develop customer retention, loyalty and frequency

To support strategies to increase income and attendance

To support the organisation in achieving its CRM aims

Previous experience in copywriting, design creativity and CRM databases is essential.

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director of programming, sadler’s wells d/l 25 January 2019

When artists and audiences talk about dance at Sadler’s Wells, they use the words: ‘innovative, exciting and risk-taking’. Whilst the creation of the new is part of our DNA, we hold fast today to the vision that Lilian Baylis instilled here almost a century ago: that great art should belong to everybody.

This is an exciting time in the theatre’s history as we work towards opening a fourth venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London in 2022. This is a new role. Primarily based at Sadler’s Wells, London, the Director of Programming will work with Alistair Spalding to programme Sadler’s Wells stages and lead the Programming department during this exciting period of expansion.

This role offers the opportunity to bring your ideas, passion, knowledge and experience to Sadler’s Wells. We are looking for a senior colleague with a deep and broad experience of international dance programming to join a strong and supportive team in a world class arts organisation.

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Salary circa £80,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus benefits.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

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head of development, unicorn theatre d/l 23 January 2019

This new part-time role would suit an experienced fundraiser who is genuinely excited about the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences.

You’ll be a key member of the senior management team, based in central London, and you’ll feed into the strategy and operations of one of the UK most exciting producing theatres.

You’ll ensure the success of the Unicorn’s highly skilled and dynamic fundraising team and its ambitious annual target. You’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be entrepreneurial, detail oriented, intellectually agile and well organised. You will have the leadership skills to motivate and energise your team, and your commitment to the Unicorn’s goals of great theatre for young people, social justice and access for all will enable you to inspire donors and funders.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Head of Development is responsible for the day-to-day management of the team, feeding closely into and realising the fundraising strategy, managing donor relationships, and ensuring that applications, proposals and benefits are delivered effectively and on time by the Development Associate, T&F Manager and Development Officer to secure around 500k each year.

You will have no less than five years’ fundraising experience, and a demonstrable income generating track record, including cultivating significant corporate and individual gifts or sponsorships. You’ll have experience of inspiring and managing a team to achieve ambitious targets. We expect all staff to show a clear commitment to diversity in all its forms.

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producer, brighton dome & festival d/l 7 January 2018

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival offers an unusually diverse and exciting environment in which to work, presenting both a year-round programme of performances across the site’s small, mid and large-scale venues and the annual international Brighton Festival that takes place all over the city and its surrounding area for the month of May.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as the renovated Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre will reopen in 2019 alongside a dedicated creative space for artist development.

We are looking for collaborative people with producing and programming experience and potential Specialisms across art forms. Producers will work closely with the Director of Programming and Participation and the Executive Festival Producer to realise the multi-artform programming of the seasons and the festival, including budget management, overall scheduling, producing, negotiations, programme administration, delivery and coordination. We wholeheartedly believe that the arts can change lives and are looking for people to join us in that aim.

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technical manager, arts at the old fire station d/l 17 December

Full-time or part-time (minimum 0.6). £26,000 – pro rata or 0.6 full time equivalent = £15,600 or O.8 full time equivalent £20,800.

Arts at the Old Fire Station is seeking an experienced Technical Manager to join our small Arts Venue in the heart of Oxford. Hosting over 300 shows per year as well as our own productions, we support early to mid career artists, as well as welcoming established small scale touring. Sharing our building with Crisis Skylight Oxford, we work with our partners to create inclusive public spaces. If you have a professional and approachable manner, brilliant project management skills, and would like to work with a small friendly team please see our website for further details.

Arts at the Old Fire Station values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

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artistic coordinator, the oxford playhouse theatre d/l 7 January 2018

The Artistic Coordinator role at the Oxford Playhouse is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in arts programming or producing. The main purpose of the role is to support the Programme Director to effectively deliver Oxford Playhouse’s artistic strategy through providing administration support and co-ordination of productions and initiatives across visiting, in-house and co-productions; offsite work, touring and artist development. This is a key role at the heart of the organisation and is pivotal in the efficient, accurate communication of information across teams and providing an excellent experience for visiting companies and artists.

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call to register interest, dreams before dawn festival / festival rêves d’avant l’aube d/l 19 December 2018


Bred In The Bone Theatre Laboratory and Matthieu LeLoup-Bellon proudly announce the 5th Instalment of Dreams Before Dawn Festival / Rêves d’Avant l’Aube at the Théâtre De Ménilmontant, bringing together emergent theatre makers from the UK, Europe and beyond!
The festival warmly invites theatre and performance work to be featured in the 2019 festival programme.
Growing from the success of the last four years, Dreams Before Dawn 2019 will be our biggest and boldest, anticipating over 30 artists and/or companies preforming over 90 performances, as well as workshops and talks from theatre practitioners, over the course of the week-long festival.
Opening at the Théâtre De Ménilmontant, the festival boasts three performance spaces; the largest and most dynamic Theatre XXL Guy Rétoré, the small and intimate Theatre XL and the experimental studio space, Le Labo. Alongside the three performance spaces, the festival also provides several rehearsal spaces for workshops and warming up!

Our aim is to celebrate and participate to the European spirit of collaboration, communion and cultural diversity, in a time of growing cultural exclusion and division. In support of this we aim to provide a supportive and creative environment for emergent theatre-makers from all over to encounter, experiment, discuss and develop new work that embraces the true spirit of European theatre making!
This year we open the programme to emergent companies and artists, as well as graduate companies, and laboratories of theatre from across the UK and Continental Europe.

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applications open for pitch up, reading d/l 9 January 2019

Pitch Up is a half-day event hosted by Farnham Maltings as part of the house initiative. It’s made up of 5-minute artist pitches and 1-minute venue pitches aimed at sharing new ideas and encouraging the connections to make them happen. Pitches come from theatre makers, producers and venues in a spirit of openness and collaboration, ensuring it’s a valuable event whether you’re pitching or not.

So if you’re an artist, producer or venue involved in making theatre, and you’re looking for partners for a new project, Pitch Up is for you!

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Applications are open for Offbeat 2019! d/l 31 January 2019

A festival of the best contemporary performing arts, never before seen in Oxford.

Two weeks jammed with theatre, dance, comedy, music and spoken word, featuring new and established artists presenting new work.

A collaboration between Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station, Offbeat is entering its fourth year and takes place across both venues. We are seeking applications to perform at the Old Fire Station, in the BT Studio and outdoors on Gloucester Green.

We are seeking applications for exciting and innovative new work, ready to show to an Oxford audience. This can be a brand new piece that you wish to preview or a production that has been performed elsewhere before but is on its debut tour. We will carefully curate a rich and varied programme from the submissions we receive. The festival will cover many art forms including theatre, dance, comedy, music and spoken word. We are happy to receive applications for final stages of work in progress showings.

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commissioning opportunity for queer performers, raze up d/l 28 December 2018

Raze recently received funding from Arts Council England and a donation from East Creative to deliver Raze Up - a professional development programme for queer performers. This involves the award of four Raze Collective Commissions for new and emerging queer performers.

Each commission is worth £1,500 to develop a 20 minute work for performance in Theatres. We will provide high levels of support, including access to directors, producers, technical crew, marketing and other expertise from within the Collective, alongside support for production costs. Each work will be presented as part of a showcase in at least 3 of our partner Theatres, which include Contact (Manchester), The Pleasance (London), Cambridge Junction, The Old Fire Station (Oxford) and Derby Theatre, alongside other performance opportunities such as our summer festival event at the Southbank Centre (London).

The Raze Up programme will also involve the provision of professional development workshops and networking events for queer performers at each of the partner theatres.

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assistant maker, theatre royal plymouth d/l 18 December 2018

TR2 Production and Learning Centre is the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s purpose built workshop facility based in Cattedown, Plymouth. Since opening in 2003, TR2 has provided state of the art workshop facilities for the creation of scenery, props and costumes for a global theatre industry.

TR2’s extensive engineering, timber fabrication and assembly facilities can support the simultaneous construction of two full-scale productions. The workshop and its construction team are pivotal to this activity taking design concepts through to technical solutions.

The post holder will work as part of the workshop team in the realisation and production of theatre scenery. They will have a basic understanding of either carpentry or steel fabrication and will be able to work under direction from technical drawings as well as assistant makers and freelancers in more complicated builds.

As we continue to diversify beyond theatre scenery, exciting opportunities to work in exhibition and site-specific art installations are developing, requiring an enthused attitude to constructing work of a non-theatre nature.

The role will involve extensive collaboration with other workshop staff, draughtspersons and managers. They will also need to have a pro-active approach to working hours and overtime.

Interviews will take place on regular basis throughout the advertisement period and a tour of the workshop will also be included.

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deputy head of stage, the old vic d/l 22 December 2018

We are looking for a Deputy Head of Stage who will have active involvement in the setting up of shows, fit-ups, dress rehearsals, technical rehearsals, get-outs and events. They will play a key role in the running of the Stage and carpentry departments ensuring a high standard of support for the creative teams during the production process. They will also supervise and manage teams and deputise for the Head of Stage when required, prioritising work and managing delivery of requirements in line with Health & Safety legislation.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a Stage department in a similar sized organisation. They will be highly skilled, an excellent problem solver and innovative thinker with a keen eye of detail. They will be comfortable in working with budgets, have good IT literacy, preferably with experience of Auto CAD, and be up-to-speed on relevant health and safety and technical requirements, with ideally at least a Level 2 qualification in bench joinery or welding.

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development manager, theatre royal bath d/l 14 December 2018

Theatre Royal Bath is one of the country's leading theatres. Its three auditoria consist of the historic Main House and two acclaimed small scale spaces, the Ustinov Studio and the egg, a theatre for children, young people and their families.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to build on the success of our development ogramme, You will have proven experience in a fndraising role combined with business development or strategic planning experience and a track record of achieving challenging financial targets in a range of fundraising markets, particularly through trust and foundation applications.

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artistic director, the mercury theatre colchester d/l 14 January 2019

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is seeking new artistic leadership.

Each year, we welcome over 130,000 people to our critically acclaimed Made in Colchester productions and lively visiting programme.

We are now looking for an imaginative and proven theatre maker to work in partnership with Steve Mannix our Executive Director, steering the venue’s artistic programme in the wake of our major capital redevelopment. The successful candidate will have a compelling artistic vision for the Mercury, which is an artistic hub at the centre of cultural life in Colchester, North Essex and East Anglia. The Mercury is a significant player in the national theatre ecology

In June 2019, we break ground on a £9.6 million refurbishment of the theatre, creating a 547 seat auditorium, 99 seat studio, extended front of house facilities, and onsite rehearsal and creative learning space. The Artistic Director’s inaugural season in 2020 will announce our return to this transformed venue.

We invite applications from directors or producers who have the vision, skills and experience to lead the theatre alongside the Executive Director.

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freelance producer, living spit d/l December 2018

Living Spit, North Somerset's premier purveyors of two-man musical comedy shows, are looking for a freelance producer. Part time, paid position.

Both to work on the planning and development of a larger show next year and to concentrate on the general strategic advancement of the company.

Are you this person? If you’re not, can you help us find this person?

If the answer is yes, please get in touch.
Please email your credentials to by beginning of December.

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