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Surrey Performing Arts Officer – d/l 13 October 2017

This is a new role, created through a partnership between Surrey Arts and Farnham Maltings. Initially funded for two years, the ambition of this role is to develop and improve the cultural health of our communities, support the development of the theatre and dance artists of the County, build a sustainable set of networks for venues and artists and develop partnerships with other agencies who share our ambitions including health, education and other services.

Based within the Theatre Development team of Farnham Maltings the post holder has the possibility to work from two or three bases across the County.

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Cultural Programme Co-ordinator, Peabody – d/l 29 September 2017

Peabody is looking for an enthusiastic, organised and energetic individual to support the production and delivery of Peabody’s cultural programme in Thamesmead. We are looking for someone with a passion for arts and culture, an outward facing personality keen to build strong local partnerships, and an efficient multi-tasker able to co-ordinate a range of activities. Peabody, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Bexley, is embarking on an extensive regeneration programme for Thamesmead in South East London that will span 30 years, build thousands of new homes and support both existing and new communities of 100,000 residents.

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Commission, LGBTQ+ BAME Artists, The Marlborough Theatre – d/l 09 October 2017

Are you a UK based artist/performer or theatre maker creating work about the intersections of LGBT+ and BAME identities?

Do you need development time and producing support for a show you are currently working on? Are you interested in presenting your show during Brighton Fringe 2018?

The Marlborough Theatre will be rolling out an exciting professional development scheme in 2018 specifically targeted at LGBTQ+ BAME artist/companies as part of a project funded by Arts Council through the Elevate scheme. We are seeking 2 artists/companies primarily working in theatre & performance. Artists/Companies will ideally have a show that requires further final development, an existing work that is looking for redevelopment alongside mentorship, or a clear performance idea that is ready to be realised in this time frame.

Week long residencies will take place at The Marlborough Theatre during January, February and March 2018, in which time participants will have access to a mentor, dramaturg, plus producing support from The Marlborough producing team.

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Director, Gulbenkian – d/l 10 October 2017

Director Gulbenkian
Gulbenkian is at a very exciting stage in its development. We are a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England and have developed a national and international profile through an innovative multi-arts programme and pioneering projects such as ART31 and bOing! International Family Festival.

Gulbenkian’s current Director has recently been appointed as Director of Arts and Culture at the University creating an opportunity for an inspirational leader to develop Gulbenkian even further, and provide support in the planning and delivery of a dynamic and exciting strategic arts and culture vision for the University of Kent.

The Director of Gulbenkian will lead the implementation of the Gulbenkian Artistic Vision which is to work with a range of creative partners to become a leading 21st Century international arts centre offering an engaging, innovative and high quality arts programme. We will act as a catalyst developing and curating ideas, spaces and emerging talent. The empowerment of children and young people.

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Touring Technical Manager, Actors of Dionysus – to start 02 October

Brighton based Actors of Dionysus require a dependable and personable Touring Technical Manager to run their new dystopian version of Antigone, re-lighting and operating sound (Qlab) at over 25 venues up and down the country with a cast of five.

Duties include:

Driving the co. van;
Liaising with venues (ranging from big theatres such as Theatre Royal Winchester to schools and small theatres such as Blake Theatre, Monmouth);
Supervising/leading get-in, focus, sound-check, and get-out;
Re-lighting in different venues;
Operating sound and light in performance;
Writing show reports;
Care and maintenance of set, props, and touring kit;
Managing the company on tour.

Full clean driving licence;
Previous experience of similar tours;
Re-lighting abilities;
Experience of Eos LX desks and re-plotting;
Experience in Q-Lab, and sound set-up;
All-round abilities in theatrical tasks and problem-solving.

Dates: 2nd Oct - 28th Nov (perhaps 1st Dec).
Please see for tour schedule (some gaps are filled by performances in schools).
Accommodation where needed is provided by the company. The weekly pay includes subs, and please note that the half-term week of 23rd Oct is empty (and therefore unpaid). A suitable (free) place to park a van would be an advantage, but is by no means a deciding factor.

A weekly fee of £600 plus accommodation and travel will be paid.

Interviews will take place in London or Brighton.

Please APPLY DIRECTLY SENDING YOUR CV and listing relevant experience to: Tamsin Shasha INFO@ACTORSOFDIONYSUS.COM 07957

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Administration Assistant | Old Fire Station, Oxford | d/l 9 October

Salary - £17,500 – pro rata – 0.6 full time equivalent = £10,500
Key purpose
To carry out general administrative tasks for the company under the direction of the Bookings
and Administration Manager, including responsibility for the collating of data for evaluation and
audience development, cash handling and invoice processing. Ensuring accuracy of data at all
stages of the process will be key to the success of this position.

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Theatre Technician | Old Fire Station, Oxford | d/l 2 October

Salary £8,750.00 (0.5 full-time equivalent £17,500 pro rata.)
Hours 18.5 hours per week is worked over a flexible pattern, which will include evening and
weekend working.
Miscellaneous – This post will involve heavy lifting and work at heights.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Operating sound, lighting and AV equipment.
• Providing technical requirements for incoming companies and hirers.
• To carry out the necessary rigging, focussing and other physical tasks necessary for a
professional presentation of all performances and events.
• Maintainence of equipment, fixtures and fabric of the building.
• Alongside other members of the team, ensure that all spaces are prepared properly for use by
those hiring or using them.
• To work with Crisis Skylight members on technical aspects of theatre.
• In conjunction with the Technical Manager and FOH team share responsibility for lock-up
procedures and security in the building.
• To undertake any other duties relevant to this post as required by the AOFS Technical Manager.
Apply by 2 October.

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Applications now open for The Optimists, China Plate – d/l 19 September 2017

The Optimists offers a unique training opportunity for emerging theatre makers and aspiring producers, the Optimists offers an insider’s view of navigating the independent theatre industry and getting your work out there.

“It’s like receiving the golden ticket to the chocolate factory!”

Katherine Goodenough – former Optimist & now Producer of the Greenbelt Festival

In the last two years have you…

Decided to become a professional theatre maker?
Started to produce theatre work professionally?
Decided that you want to build a career making theatre?
The Optimists offers a vital introduction to the craft of making work in a professional context and building your professional network, de-mystifying the process of the administrative and organisational aspects of making theatre. Drawing on China Plate’s extensive experience and real examples, The Optimists will arm you with knowledge and insight on the practicalities of making, funding, touring and marketing your work.

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Head of Lighting, Soho Theatre Company – d/l 29 September 2017

Soho Theatre is looking for a keen, talented and hard-working Head of Lighting

The production Department at Soho Theatre plays a crucial role in managing the smooth running of our vibrant, multiple-show fringe festival environment. The new head of lighting will take the lead on Soho Theatre’s Lighting offer across the company, with a particular emphasis on managing the Productions and Lighting Stock for the Main House. It is an exciting time to join us as we look to increase our work and national significance through our ambitions for touring around the UK and internationally, an additional venue outside of central London and a digital and TV channel. We are a vital home for new writers, emerging companies and rising comedy stars, making it one of the most vibrant venues on London’s cultural scene and a gateway for new audiences. It has successfully pioneered a programming model which combines new plays, comedy, cabaret, writers’ development and education projects with children and young people.

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Marketing Assistant, The Marlowe Theatre – d/l 18 September 2017

The Marlowe opened in October 2011 and has since become one of this country’s most successful theatres. Since opening, the theatre has welcomed over one million customers to performances ranging from Glyndebourne Opera, major West End shows, Matthew Bourne, the National Theatre, Philharmonia Orchestra and Northern Ballet to comedians such as Stewart Lee and Jimmy Carr. Our annual pantomime is also seen by over 90,000 people each year.

The coming season includes the premiere of the National Theatre’s War Horse tour, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and the West End hit Mamma Mia.

The theatre runs a thriving youth theatre and education programme and also develops the work of bold and challenging new writers, creating productions in Canterbury that have then transferred to London.

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.

We are looking for someone to join our dynamic and award-winning marketing team. Are you passionate about the arts and providing opportunities for people to enjoy world-class theatre? Are you both a creative thinker and a proficient administrator who loves to work as part of a team? We’d love to hear from you.

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General Manager, Freewheelers Theatre and Media Company – d/l 03 October 2017

Freewheelers is an award-winning theatre and media company which embraces people of many different abilities. We work with disabled and non-disabled artists using theatre, dance, film, music and animation. We achieve high production standards alongside a person-centred approach. We entertain, innovate, collaborate and challenge perceptions. We surprise people.

We are based in Leatherhead and have toured our worked across the SouthEast. Our films have been viewed across the world.

The General Manager will have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational running of the company. The General Manager will line-manage a team of freelance associates, delegating operational responsibilities where appropriate to artists, project co-ordinators, and volunteers. He/she will work with the Artistic Director, Lead Tutors and the Board of Trustees to develop long-term plans and strategic vision for the organisation. The General Manager will implement grant fundraising activities, lead on partnership development and be responsible for policy compliance throughout the organisation.

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Venue and Events Co-ordinator, Phoenix Brighton – d/l 25 September 2017

We have an exciting part-time opportunity to work at Phoenix Brighton as a collaborative and commercially-minded Events and Venue Hire Co-ordinator.

Phoenix Brighton is the largest artist-led studio complex on the south coast. Established in 1995 as a charity Phoenix is proud of its longevity, independence and diversity. Our missions are to create conditions through which artists can develop their creative practice, and the public can engage and participate in the creative process of making art. We do this through programmes of public exhibitions, educational activities and events, and by providing safe, secure and affordable workspace for artists in Brighton.

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Marketing and Communications Manager, Corn Exchange Newbury – d/l 16 October 2017

We are seeking a highly-motivated marketing professional, who is passionate about the arts, to join our thriving team.

The Corn Exchange is a growing, dynamic and exciting organisation in the South East. This role presents a unique opportunity to shape the continued development of the Trust activities and you’ll be an integral part in achieving our aspirations.

Over the last few years our audiences have increased by more than 15% and you’ll be leading a dedicated, committed and focused marketing team to help to deliver the planned increased engagement over the next five years. You should be results driven and full of exciting, creative ideas and campaigns that you’ll want to put into place and enjoy monitoring the success of those to the benefit of the organisation.

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Wardrobe Assistant, Surrey Arts Wardrobe – d/l 01 October 2017

Surrey Arts Wardrobe theatrical costume hire provides costumes to a wide variety of customers including private individuals, schools and local theatre groups. Based just outside Guildford we are part of Surrey Arts, aiming to increase people's interest and participation in the arts throughout the County

We are looking for a part time (16 hours a week) Wardrobe Assistant (Costume Hire Services Assistant) to work within Surrey Arts Wardrobe alongside the Wardrobe Manager (Costume Hire Services Lead) and team of staff and volunteers.

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Theatre Royal Brighton Young Writers – d/l 20 September 2017

Theatre Royal Brighton Young Writers is an exciting partnership project between New Writing South and Theatre Royal Brighton for young writers aged 16 - 25 who are passionate about writing and Theatre.

Now in its fifth year, the inspiration for the programme came from the desire to offer young people in Brighton the same opportunities afforded by London’s Royal Court Young Writer’s, to work with a professional playwright to turn ideas and passion into drama in the context of theatre, to experience what it is to work in the industry, and to meet with other theatre professionals.

Application is through submission of a piece of creative writing; we are seeking creative flair and no prior experience of writing is necessary. The selected writers will work with professional writer, Evlynn Sharp, who will support them to find their voice and reflect on why they write, what they want to say, who they want to say it to, and how they’re going to say it. By the end of the course participants will have developed a well-rounded experience of what it is to write for, in and about theatre.

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