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Emerging Producers Development Programme, Ed Fringe – d/l 15 May 2017

The Emerging Producers Development Programme is a creative and professional development programme designed for emerging UK based producers interested in using the Fringe as a platform for their ongoing career development.

The Programme is run by the Fringe Society, supported by the British Council, and aims to support emerging UK producers expand their professional networks and develop their learning and creative insight at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.​

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Marketing Coordinator, Revelation – d/l 30 April 2017

Are you a lover of contemporary music and the arts? Revelation are seeking a dynamic, passionate, effective and flexible Marketing Coordinator to join our small team! Revelation is a unique arts venue in which Ashford’s growing community come together and experience high quality performance and events.

The venue has hosted nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Aurora Orchestra, VOCES8, Courtney Pine, Gaz Coombes, St Agnes Fountain, Martin Simpson and Fairport Convention; unique theatre shows including Dancing on Armistice Day, Paper Cinema and Radio City Theatre; and spoken word events with Henry Blofeld and Tony Benn. Each year Revelation promotes around 25-30 events in St Mary’s, and around 20 performances on Ashford Bandstand and other town centre spaces. St Mary’s is also a fully active church. Everyone involved with events at the church must be aware of both the possibilities and the limitations inherent in using the building, as well as the sensitivities of the congregation and PCC.

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Assistant Producer (freelance), Anjali Dance Company – d/l 28 April 2017

Anjali Dance Company seeks a pro-active and organised freelance Producer for Genius, an ambitious new national and international touring project.

The Assistant Producer will work with the Associate Producer and Artistic Director to support the creation and touring of Genius. As part of a supportive and committed team, the Assistant Producer will lead on areas of marketing, scheduling and logistics, internal communications and evaluation.

Contract: 32 days from May-August 2017, with the possibility of an extension. Working hours are negotiable.

Fee: £120 per day

Location: The role will preferably be based in Oxfordshire or Leeds, but remote working will be considered for suitably qualified candidates.

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Project Assistant, Readipop – d/l 1 May 2017

Established in 1998, Readipop is an innovative music and arts charity with a strong reputation for delivering inspirational arts projects that make a positive difference in people's lives. We are passionate about the power of music to communicate and bring people together. Our work celebrates the joy of creativity and community as vital to a fulfilled life.

We are looking for a part-time (30 hours p/w) project assistant to support our core team with the running of our community projects, events and daily operations

This post is initially offered as a general project assistant supporting the Readipop Festival and other Readipop projects. Subject to funding, the post may be extended for a further 18 months

For a detailed job description, including person specification please email

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Marketing Officer (Groups), Wycombe Swan – d/l 28 April 2017

We are looking for a dedicated individual with a passion for theatre and the performing arts to join our dynamic team.

The Marketing Officer - Groups role has a proactive sales focus, and sits within the marketing and sales team. The position has a direct impact on driving the commercial success of Wycombe Swan and its eclectic arts programme.

The role is suited to a proactive, confident individual with a positive approach to work and is able to juggle multiple tasks. A background in customer service, sales or managing business accounts is essential.

An understanding of UK schools, education and the curriculum, would also be an advantage.

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Theatre Technician, Chequer Mead Theatre – d/l 17 May 2017

Chequer Mead in East Grinstead hosts over 250 events per year both in the main auditorium and throughout the venue. The theatre offers a mixed programme of professional and community events and hosts many other events throughout the centre. In addition the venue shows selected films and performances streamed live and hosts special cinema events.

We are a currently looking to recruit a full time theatre technician (40hrs) to assist in the smooth running of all technical aspects of the centre with a specialism in lighting or sound. Working closely with the technical manager, the theatre technician will assist and support incoming shows in the main house, run cinema screenings and assist with day-to-day running of the department and its assets. In addition, the theatre technician is to assist with the venue’s programme of maintenance and improvement plan across the theatre and building.

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Dancers Wanted, Ashford Fringe Festival – d/l 1 May 2017

DanceFest! is Saturday the 27th of May inside the huge gym at the Stour Centre in Ashford, Kent.

We need 2 to 4 dancers to perform 2 songs with a live band! One is an original song that is upbeat and fun to dance to.

The other is 'Happy' (We need you to create a simple line dance that makes it possible for everyone to easily join in).

We're looking for people based in Kent, preferably near Ashford.

We're hoping to find a dance act that works together and/or studies dance together.

The budget's not big, but you'll have a large appreciative audience.

Dance students are welcome, semi-pro's or local professionals would be very welcome.

You'll also be featured in Arts Centre Magazine and there's going to be a fantastic crowd that evening of enthusiastic dance supporters.

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Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East – d/l 4 May 2017

The Theatre Royal Stratford East is seeking an inspirational new Artistic Director whose ambition and vision will take one of the most beautiful theatres in London into a new phase of its history.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an innovative strategic capability and a willingness to take artistic risks to achieve critical acclaim.

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Marketing and Communications Director, Live Theatre Winchester Trust – d/l 2 May 2017

Live Theatre Winchester Trust, incorporating Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair, is looking for a Marketing and Communications Director to become the final part in a new look leadership team with exciting plans for the future.
If you wish to make a real impact in developing a creative organisation’s profile and success this is the perfect role for you.
We require a creative communicator with experience of management and cultural marketing who relishes developing profile and engagement and increasing sales.
You will be a can do person with real passion for what we do and a desire to connect communities to our work.
You will see the combination of a multi art form programme in a beautiful Edwardian theatre and a nationally recognised Outdoor Arts festival as an exciting marketing opportunity.

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Head of Communications, New Wolsey Theatre – d/l 4 May 2017

We are currently looking for a Head of Communications to join our senior management team.

The Head of Communications will strategically lead a four strand customer focused Communications team that is innovative, data-led and results driven. If you are a successful team leader, with experience of staff development, conflict resolution and change management, and have an understanding of the role that a thriving arts provision offers to a community, this could be the role for you. You should also have at least five years’ previous leadership, sales or marketing experience, experience of strategic planning and managing complex budgets.

We have engaged TRG Arts for the last three years to develop a robust loyalty and pricing strategy which has seen great success. Our Communications team are hard-working, results driven achievers and we are looking for an inspiring, data driven, passionate leader to continue this strategy that is building loyalty for the future. You’ll want to continue to ensure the team are focused and provide the right tools and support to enable us to build on the great work that has been achieved so far.

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Introduction to International Touring, caravan – 16, 17, 19 May 2017

caravan is offering training for theatre makers who are interested in developing their own work internationally.

The day is aimed at artists and organisations who are established nationally but who would like to take the first steps to explore their international ambition. The course outline will start from the assumption that you are an international beginner.

The day is designed to give you a practical overview of how working internationally can benefit you as an artist or as an organisation. It looks at:
• Artistic development
• Organisational development
• Capacity
• Planning
• Networks
• Types of work
• International opportunities

The day will involve you and your peers in discovering your own way forward for international development. By the end of the day you should be in a stronger place to continue your thinking and to take the first steps towards working internationally.

The caravan training day is led by Gary Hills, one of the Caravan mentors, who has 15 years experience of international working and production. There will also be a session delivered by the British Council where you can discover the organisation’s way of working and the opportunities it can offer.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Steph Richardson on

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Call for pitches, Rifco Associates 2017 – d/l 5 May 2017

Rifco are offering up to six artists the opportunity to create a new piece of work. Six small commissions will be granted to British Asian artists and creatives both early in their career and mid-career to support them to create a new piece of work or a new concept.

We welcome proposals for ideas across a variety of platforms: theatre, dance, spoken word/poetry, music, digital work and stand-up. We are also keen to support creative artists - designers, choreographers, costume and lighting designers.

We are looking for ideas that celebrate and reflect contemporary British Asian culture. Successful applicants will be commissioned to create a 15-minute piece to be presented at a platform event at our base at Watford Palace Theatre in Spring 2018. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have developed their skills and craft to a reasonable level through higher or further education and also to have had some professional experience in their chosen art form.

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Producer, Last Word Theatre – d/l 20 April 2017

New Verbatim Theatre Company seeking Producer.

Last Word Theatre are a new theatre company trained at LAMDA currently producing their first showThe Invisible Condition– a piece about NHS mental health treatment and the impact of austerity. Initial run already booked at Kingston International Youth Arts Festival, Bread and Roses Theatre and Camden Fringe in July and August.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, young producer interested in documentary theatre and work with a political activist voice. Duties will include responsibility for logistics, contracts, involvement in marketing and liaising with industry to take the project forward into regional touring or future performances.

We are currently in the process of trying to secure funding. The applicant would be expected to work with the Artistic Director in progressing and monitoring these bids and to look for additional funds as a contingency. Applications have already been made to ACE and DBACE. Payment is Equity standard: £1036 for preparation and a weekly salary of £458 across 3.5 weeks. Rates to be negotiated if funding is not fully secured.

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House Technician, The Marlowe Theatre – d/l 20 April 2017

With the help of our fantastic team of staff, we have developed excellent standards in all areas of the theatre’s operation. We aim for all staff to work flexibly, and at all times co-operatively with each other across our various departments. We encourage staff to do this through training which helps them to develop into the knowledgeable, flexible and courteous workforce that our customers have come to expect.

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Stage Door Supervisor, Orchard Theatre – d/l 19 April 2017

The Orchard Theatre is recruiting for a coveted backstage role! As the first point of call backstage you must lead your team to be professional, friendly, helpful and relish that no two days will be the same! A self-motivated team player with supervisory skills and a passion for theatre.

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