house: Opportunities

assistant producer, royal exchange theatre 23 July

The Royal Exchange Theatre sits at the heart of Manchester’s culturally dynamic city centre. We are one of the largest and most compelling producing theatre companies in the UK.

The Assistant Producer is a key role within the Programme Department, supporting and assisting the delivery of the RET's artistic programme. This is an administrative support role, suitable for someone at an early stage in their career who wishes to gain experience of producing and programming within a major regional theatre.

The Assistant Producer will work across all areas of the Programme Department, and in collaboration with other departments throughout the theatre.

The Programme Department is the heart of the theatre’s producing operation. Working closely with the Artistic Director and led by the Senior Producer, it is responsible for developing, programming and delivering the theatre’s artistic output, from main stage productions to studio work by emerging artists. This encompasses producing, programming, script development, casting, company management and talent development.

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assistant director internship, mind the gap 29 August 2018

Mind the Gap is offering a 6-month part-time, paid Assistant Director internship. This person will work on a new, spectacular, outdoor production called Zara: Daughters of Fortune and other Mind the Gap projects.

This is an opportunity for someone with a learning disability to develop their professional theatre skills, by working with Mind the Gap in a supported and enjoyable environment. You will learn practical skills to start a career as an Assistant Director and an understanding of how to create high quality theatre productions.

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technician, gulbenkian d/l 24 july

To deliver the day to day technical services across the Gulbenkian and University Arts & Culture projects.

To deliver the highest levels of service to visiting artists and other venue user groups, maintaining high levels of safety and security in all activities.

You will report to the Assistant Technical Manager & Technical Manager and be part of a team of contracted, casual & apprentice technical staff that operates across the Gulbenkian and Arts & Culture. You will regularly work as lead venue technician on incoming performances.

For more information and apply: https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/technician-2/

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producer, china plate theatre d/l 10 august

China Plate is seeking to appoint a Producer to join the Company’s dynamic team as we join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

With a proven track record producing in a venue, production company or working independently, you will have a passion for contemporary theatre, a great rapport with artists, venues and funders, a social conscience and an eye for detail.

Established in 2006, China Plate is an independent producer of contemporary theatre with a portfolio that crosses making, distribution, programming and development. China Plate works with some of the UK’s most talented artists, harnessing their ambition and skill to deliver high-quality work that reaches a broad and diverse audience.

China Plate has work currently touring or in development with Inspector Sands, Caroline Horton, Dan Jones, Contender Charlie, Chris Thorpe, Rachel Chavkin, Rachel Bagshaw, Joan Clevillé Dance, Ben Wright’s bgroup, David Edgar, Urielle Klein-Mekongo, Chris Haydon, Ella Grace and Katie Lyons.

With offices in Birmingham and London, China Plate is currently Associate Producer at Warwick Arts Centre, with a focus on product and partnership development; Director of Pulse Festival at New Wolsey Theatre; director of the First Bite / Bite Size Festivals, partners in the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (NRTF, The Place, Take Art) and Hopper (Take Art, Surrey Arts), consultants for Hull City of Culture 2017 Back To Ours, and directors of The Darkroom and the biannual China Plate Optimists programme for emerging producers and theatre-makers.

For more information or to download the person specifications please click the following link: http://bit.ly/2NuICkL

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theatre stage manager, barbican centre d/l 17th July

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. The Theatre department presents an ambitious programme that crosses art forms, with outstanding artists and performers. We excel at projects that hover on the edge of classification. We showcase international theatre, dance and performance by leading companies’ and emerging artists that challenge the idea of what theatre can be.

The Stage Management department works on incoming shows (both in-house and site-specific) alongside visiting companies, BITE and other Barbican departments. We are looking for an experienced Stage Manager to join the busy theatre technical team. The Stage Manager would be responsible for looking after productions/visiting companies, providing the highest level of customer service to both internal and external customers, actively seeking to promote the centres vision of a ‘total experience’.

The successful applicant will have proven experience as a Stage Manager in the theatre environment, with an active interest and knowledge of the theatre industry. They will need to have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, with the ability to work independently under pressure as well as part of part of a dynamic supportive team. Ideally you will have previous experience of supervising staff and casual workers in a multi-arts venue or similar. A good working knowledge of IT Packages (Word, Excel) and handling budgets is essential.

Closing Date: Midday, Tuesday 17th July 2018

Interviews: week commencing 23rd July 2018

Unfortunately late applications will not be accepted.

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the library presents, libraries across cambridgeshire d/l 1 August 2018

About The Library Presents
This open call is for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for spring 2019.
The Library Presents is currently planning for our spring season (Feb-March 2019) which will include a mixture of performances, exhibitions, digital work and participatory workshops.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England to run The Library Presents in partnership with Babylon ARTS until 2022. The Library Presents programme will bring quality arts activities into Libraries in market towns and villages across Cambridgeshire.

The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues. By 2022 our communities will enjoy, experience and expect locally chosen and diverse arts activities across the County.

We aim to raise the ambition and professionalism of programming in libraries, so that over the four years we are increasingly able to programme excellent, diverse and ‘stretching’ work ensuring that high quality cultural activity becomes part of the core offer of the library service. Residents, staff and volunteers will get the best quality participatory, performance, digital and visual arts work and learning experience.

We need to create a menu that contains an even balance of art forms and which is not overwhelming for those choosing from it. There will be a selection process and artists will be notified by 22nd August 2018 about whether they have been shortlisted and included on the menu. In early October artists will be notified whether they have been selected for the final spring 2019 programme.
The Menu will be shared with Library volunteers and local community groups who will select the arts activities.
For more information visit: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts

What we are looking for:
• High-quality arts activity.
• Activity drawn from a broad range of arts forms (performance, music, dance, theatre, visual arts, digital arts, spoken word, puppetry, film etc.). This is not a definitive list, if in doubt please contact us for guidance.
• Performances / Exhibitions / Happenings / Event based Activity / Digital (one off events or touring productions)
• Workshops (single sessions or a series).
• An inclusive and diverse programme of activities that includes work created by or for those representing different backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
• Artists and companies who are able to adapt or develop their activity so that it can be accommodated in library spaces.
• Non-offensive content, we will not programme an arts activity that contains swearing.
• We are not looking for activity that targets a specific demographic. It is our wish that the menu offers an inspiring range of choices with content for different ages and tastes, items to attract new audiences and items that appeal to current library users. We have previously had a lot of work for children/family audiences. Please note we would also welcome work for adult/non-family audiences.
Pricing Model:
We anticipate the cost per event to be approximately the following amounts:
Performances / Exhibitions / Happenings / Event based Activity / Digital costing roughly £500-£900.
Workshops / Participatory activity for between 10 – 30 people costing up to £200.
Workshops can be one-off or a series of up to six.
We hope to see a mix of price-points for work, please give us your usual rate and/or a range of pricing options. We anticipate that some artists / organisations will have an offer which includes both ‘performance’ and ‘workshop’ elements.
About our Venues:
Our venues are Library spaces with capacities of between 30 and 100 people for ‘performances’ and between 10 and 30 people for workshops (depending on the artist & type of activity).
The space available at venues varies. For example most of the venues can offer a minimum performance area of 6ft x 6ft with a number offering larger spaces. If you performance requires a much larger space please specify this as we have occasionally programmed in non-library venues. Flooring is variable with the majority of spaces being carpeted. There is currently no raised staging available and seats are not raked. Please let us know of any issues this might cause with visibility of your arts activity, and ideas on how this might be addressed.
Over the next four years we will be working with 32 libraries across Cambridgeshire, in the first year of this programme we will be working with 20 library spaces. These are located in market towns and villages with contexts varying from rural to semi-rural. This map shows the Cambridgeshire libraries.

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stage manager, farnham maltings d/l 23 July

We are looking for a stage manager for our production of Brilliance, written by Kevin Dyer and directed by Gavin Stride. Following the success of our 2017 tour we are remounting the piece and touring it to village halls and community centres across the country this autumn.

We rehearse from 24 September 2018 at Farnham Maltings and open on 18 October 2018 and then tour until 9 December 2018. The contract will be from 24 September to 10 December 2018. The company will work 5-6 days a week.

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Assistant Producer, New Diorama Theatre d/l 22 July 2018

New Diorama is an award-winning theatre, dedicated to supporting the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, delivering a ground-breaking Artist Development Programme and a substantial Community Programme, engaging over 10,000 people every year in Camden and West Euston.

In the past few years we’ve been awarded the Peter Brook Empty Space Award, been named Fringe Theatre of the Year by The Stage and our Artistic Director is one of The Stage 100. Productions created for and with NDT have transferred across the UK and internationally, including to several National Theatres. New Diorama also produce in-house work, our current show, Secret Life of Humans, having completed an award-winning, sold-out UK run is currently playing Off- Broadway.

New Diorama is looking for an ambitious individual to work with our small team to implement all strands of New Diorama’s programme, to help co-ordinate the running of our busy venue, as well as taking the lead on creative projects and the delivery of our Artist Development programme.

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administrator, stopgap dance company d/l 19 July 2018

Stopgap Dance Company creates inclusive productions with exceptional disabled and non-disabled dancers for national and international touring. Led by Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, the company receives core NPO funding from Arts Council England to devise and tour original dance productions, and the recent increase in NPO funding from financial year 2018/19 will enable the company to reinstate its trainee programme Sg2 to nurture the next generation of disabled dancers in UK.

Vacancy: Administrator

Based at: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

Responsible to: General Manager

Key relationships (internal): Executive Producer, Artistic Director, Creative Learning team

Key relationships (external): Arts Council England, South East Dance and other national and regional dance agencies, regional educational institutions, Sadler’s Wells and other arts venues, GDIF and other outdoor festivals and agencies

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary range: £19,500-£21,000 per annum (subject to experience)

Fixed term: until 31st March 2022 (subject to funding, the contract will be extended)

Stopgap Dance Company is particularly keen to receive applications from people who consider themselves to be in minority groups or be in disadvantaged circumstances. For the company to support underrepresented groups and individuals in the sector, the panel will look to offer an interview for those who identify as such and demonstrate how they can meet or grow to meet the essential criteria. The company will also consider providing financial assistance to travel to the interview in specific circumstances.

Even if the applicant may not identify as being in a minority group and not immediately fulfill the essential criteria, the company is open to receiving applications from people who can demonstrate how they can grow to meet the essential criteria. The company has an inclusive and nurturing environment and is keen to provide career progression opportunities to people with strong commitment and ambition.

We are open to applications from recent graduates.

For a full job description and other applicant information please contact us at: jo@stopgapdance.com

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small scale development programme, AMA

Small-Scale Development Programme
17-19 October, Weetwood Hall, Leeds

This programme is designed for leaders of small arts, culture or heritage organisations (with 10 staff or less), leading the direction of the organisation but probably wearing many hats in their day-to-day role! It consists of an intensive residential programme and follow-up online coaching with a chosen trainer.

You’ll leave with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to reach new audiences, improve engagement with current audiences and increase income. You’ll learn how to better define your organisation’s goals and develop a clearer understanding of your current approach to audiences.

All of this, plus your meals and accommodation for the residential, is covered by the heavily subsidised fee of only £95 + VAT.

More information, including the confirmed trainers and videos from previous participants, can be found on the AMA website: www.a-m-a.co.uk/small-scale

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theatre administrator, hull truck theatre Ltd d/l 7 August 2018

Hull Truck Theatre are seeking an enthusiastic Theatre Administrator to join their busy Administration Department.

The postholder will be responsible for co-ordinating systems for the smooth administrative operation of HTT with particular responsibility for operationally managing HTT's administration functions including IT. This covers administration across the building including supporting the Programming, Production and Engagament & Learning Departments.

For the full job description and details on how to apply please visit https://hulltruck.co.uk/about-us/vacancies-and-casting/.

Closing date Monday 7th May 2018, 12 noon.

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 14th May 2018.

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Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.

The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please contact programming@pegasustheatre.org.uk for more info.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.
The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please see link below for more information.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

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no strings attached (grant scheme), farnham maltings d/l 18 October

no strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people from across the south-east region. The grant is for anyone aged between 18 and 25 who hasn’t previously received a grant from the arts council.

Applicants can apply as an individual or as part of a group. Should you be successful you will also be paired with a professional mentor.

If your project is suitable will be invited to present your idea to a panel of arts professionals and young people on Wednesday 24th October 2018 in Farnham. Please note places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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mercury/weinberger playwriting prize, mercury theatre colchester 20 July 2018

The Mercury/Weinberger Playwriting Prize will be looking for previously unperformed plays that have the ambition, appeal and theatricality to fill larger theatres, with the desire of getting the very best new work published and into production over the next few years.

The winning entry will pick up a cash prize of £5,000, a publishing deal with Josef Weinberger Ltd and the possibility of a full production at the Mercury Theatre. A panel of high profile industry judges will be announced in September.

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