house: Opportunities

call for presenters and promoters, Surf the Wave

Surf the Wave is an ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies. It has emerged from the National Dance Network and is supported by the Showcasing Strategy Working Group.

PDSW is hosting Surf the Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and promoters (including those new to dance) around the country.

Then there is the UK Dance Showcase itself, which will run from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there will be a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realize tour bookings and strengthen artist/promoter relationships stemming from the Showcase.

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head of production and premises, Derby Theatre d/l 9 April 2018

Derby Theatre seeks a new Head of Production and Premises to lead the Production team and oversee all aspects of managing our venue and rehearsal spaces. This diverse role includes production managing all in-house work, leading a team of 10 permanent staff (plus freelance and casual team-members) and being a member of our Senior Management Team. The successful candidate will have wide-ranging experience in a senior role, along with a positive approach and the drive to support our continual growth. Must be willing to engage with our Learning Theatre model and enable others to learn and develop.

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development officer, Derby Theatre d/l 4 April 2018

We are looking for a new Development Officer who will work with our Head of Development to secure fundraising from diverse sources, and contribute to the running of our exciting Big House project. The successful candidate will be involved in bid applications, individual giving, corporate sponsorship and exploring new fundraising initiatives. As part of our small team this is a real opportunity to make an impact. Ideally having experience of fundraising in the arts, excellent communication skills and a flexible approach will be essential.

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assistant to the directors, Bristol Old Vic & Theatre Royal Trust Ltd d/l 4 April 2018

Bristol Old Vic is on the brink of a huge organisational change – with a major redevelopment project nearing completion, the addition of both a commercial and heritage business and a programme of ambitious and exciting work on stage - and we're looking for a bright, dynamic Assistant to join the Directors’ Office and support us in making that happen.

As the first point of contact for the organisation’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, the Assistant to the Directors will ensure that the Directors have excellent administrative support, enabling them to focus on business development and the artistic programme.

You will be an excellent organiser and communicator with a confident and friendly attitude and some previous experience in arts administration. You will have the multi-tasking ability and flexibility to work in this dynamic and ever-evolving environment, and will thrive when working under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

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head of production, Shoreditch Town Hall d/l 9th April

If you have a proven track record of production management to the highest of standards, working on both large-scale commercial events and on artistic activity across a range of artforms and of varying scales, this could be the job for you!

Shoreditch Town Hall is looking for a Head of Production. This is a key role in the Town Hall’s Senior Management Team, responsible for leading on the production management of all areas of the Town Hall’s operation, generating all production income, effective management of all production and technical staffing and resources, drawing on extensive knowledge to implement robust health and safety systems, and playing a strategic role in the development of the Town Hall’s capital programme.

If you would like to apply, please read the Application Guidelines and download the Job Description and Application Form from our website at and send your completed application to by no later than 9am on Monday 9 April 2018.

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assistant producer, The Marlborough Theatre d/l 16 April

Ahead of our Trans Pride season, we are delighted to be supported by Arts Council England to recruit for the new short-term post of Assistant Producer.

We’re looking for an individual to engage in a short-term freelance contract to support the delivery of the 4th Trans Pride Art Night and associated short season of work.

Length of engagement: 10 Days
Total fee: £1200
Dates: 10 Days from late May – mid July inc. some evenings (exact dates TBC)
Deadline: Monday 16th April
Interviews: w/c 23rd April

The role will include a number of administrative and creative tasks, including:
– Supporting the design of printed publicity
– Arranging contacts and invoices
– Promotion through Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
– Conducting evaluations
– Artist Liaison
– Some work alongside the Trans Pride Brighton committee to publicise other events

Due to the nature of our work, we strongly encourage applications from trans, non-binary, gender-fluid and gender nonconforming people. We particularly welcome applicants from minority-ethnic communities, as they are under-represented within the organisation. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview, please contact

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marketing officer, Corn Exchange Newbury d/l 28 March

To fulfil a range of marketing tasks in order to assist in the smooth and efficient running of the marketing department.

Support the marketing team to deliver a range of marketing activity in order to maximise attendance and ticket income for all events at the Corn Exchange, Learning Centre, The Base and 101 including theatre, film, dance, comedy, family events and outdoor events, as well as promoting off-stage activity such as fundraising and learning and participation activities, together with the organisation as a whole.

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executive assistant, Liverpool’s Royal Court d/l 26 March 2018

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join the team.

This is a vital role in the organisation, calling for a high calibre person who can provide administrative, secretarial and financial support to the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees.

Duties will be wide and varied ranging from governance, committee and meeting servicing, diary management, general financial duties, health and safety responsibilities and general administration. It requires a resilient individual who can both serve others and act on her/his own initiative, using common sense and discretion, while working to tight deadlines and the highest standards.

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design director, National Theatre d/l 3 April 2018

Are you an aspiring design leader? Are you able to inspire and lead others, through brilliant creative work across digital and print?

Alongside the studio manager, the design director is the second-most senior member of the GDS team working under the direction of the Creative Director.

Whilst the Creative Director sets the vision for the studio, the Design Director sets the design example.

The role comprises of three core purposes:

— to create, and execute the roll-out of, design ideas and assets for any brand or campaign purpose across the organisation

— to nurture the personal, technical and creative development of those team members line-managed by the role

— to oversee, direct and approve the work of design projects created by other (more junior) members of the team as requested by the Creative Director

This role is for anyone who enjoys and excels at designing and directing. It means ‘directing through doing’ – inspiring those working under direction through an evidently ‘hands-on’ approach.

The position would suit a seasoned Senior Creative with some management skills ready and eager to step-up to a director level or a current Design Director looking for an opportunity to expand their creative opportunities.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 3 April 2018

To apply for this vacancy please follow the link:

Please contact: if you have any queries.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those which are currently under-represented at the NT including BAME & disabled candidates.

HR Department


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assistant producer, Tamasha Theatre Company d/l 26 March 2018

Tamasha is seeking a new Assistant Producer to join the company. This role will support the delivery and management of touring productions and all creative projects, as well as assisting on the delivery of the Tamasha Developing Artists (TDA) programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for career development, whilst helping to shape a vibrant company building on a long history of diversifying the UK theatre landscape.

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marketing manager, Chichester Festival Theatre 3 April 2018

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions and its work with the community and young people.

Our Festival 2018 season has now been announced with a kaleidoscopic range of work both on and off stage. We are now seeking an experienced and creative Marketing Manager to help spread the word for this and future seasons. If you’re passionate about growing audiences for the arts and are a great communicator with imaginative ideas, then we’d love to have you on our team.

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call for applications, The International Theatre Festival for Children d/l 10 April 2018

Ion Creangă Theatre has launched the Call for Applications for the 14th edition of the International Theatre Festival for Children ‟100, 1.000, 1.000.000 Stories” – FITC, that will take place between 6 and 13 October 2018, in Bucharest, Romania.

Organized on a yearly basis, with the financial support of the Bucharest City Hall, the Festival is a complex educational and cultural programme, whose purpose is to develop children’s interest and involvement in arts. FITC includes a wide array of performances, workshops and theatre related activities, as the Festival intends, with each edition, to ensure a cultural selection that is representative for the development of children’s theatre worldwide.

FITC Calendar
• Festival dates: 6 – 13 October 2018
• Call for applications: 22 January 2018 – 10 April 2018
• Selection announcement: 11 June 2018

The call for applications is opened to all children’s theatres and professional theatre companies, as well as other theatrical institutions that include children’s performances in their repertoire – both from Romania and abroad – who are invited to send their proposals until 10th April 2018.

Applications will be sent to the Theatre by post (24 General Constantin Budişteanu Street District 1, Bucharest, Romania) or by e-mail at, and will include the following:
• the application form filled in
• a full length video recording of the performance (DVD/link)
• 4 photographs of the performance (landscape, 300dpi, JPEG)
• the technical rider

The Festival guidelines are detailed in the FITC Regulations document.
The results of the selection process will be announced on the 11th June 2018, on and

Contact person:
Magdalena Coroiu – Festival coordinator

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MA Directing Circus, Bath Spa University by Circomedia

Launched in September of last year, this is the first Masters course of its kind anywhere in the world. It was developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director – one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus in an artistic context. Our inaugural cohort have been working with Bim Mason, Circomedia’s Artistic and Education Director, as well as other Circomedia staff and industry professionals such as Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and Sean Gandini. In December the MA students worked with the Year 1 Degree students on Circomedia’s first collaborative show.

We will be hosting an Open Evening for the MA on Thursday 1st March at Portland Square for anyone interested in applying. There will be the opportunity to talk with Bim and ask lots of questions about the course, before watching Alula Cyr’s performance of Hyena and then taking part in a discussion with Bim and the cast about directing circus. The event will begin at 6.15pm, if you or anyone you know would like to attend then please email

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Seeking Disability sector champions for 2018

Are you a business leader? Are you passionate about accessibility? Do you want to encourage culture change within UK business? If your answer to these questions is yes, you could be one of the next Disability Sector Champions.

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking disability sector champions in 6 new sectors.

In February 2017, 11 sector champions were announced who are using their influential status as leaders in their sectors to drive improvements to the accessibility, and quality, of services and facilities in their sector.

However, while these champions have all made great progress on this agenda in their respective sectors, there is much more to do to provide equal opportunities and choice for disabled people across the whole of society.

So, we are issuing a call for business people to become sector champions initially for a year, in each of the following sectors:

leisure – pubs, restaurants and so on
arts and culture – for example, theatre, cinema, museums
It is our hope that these Champions will become a catalyst for change. We need champions who are ambitious, passionate and dynamic, with strong networks and the ability to reach out to a wide range of organisations and to create momentum for change.

We would be grateful for expressions of interest from people who are ready for this challenge, and would welcome the opportunity to work within their sector and beyond to deliver on these goals.

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Stopgap Dance Company Taster workshops – spring 2018

This spring we are running a series of taster workshops for potential candidates of our relaunched Apprentice Company, Sg2.

Come along to one of several sessions being held throughout January, February and March 2018 in Holland in Den Haag, and in the UK in Eastleigh, Ipswich, London and Taunton.

Auditions for Sg2 dancers will then be held in April 2018 and the new company will start working together from September 2018.

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