house: Opportunities

Lead Theatre Practitioner (Freelance)

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for Lead Theatre Practitioners to work with Youth Theatres, Schools and Community Settings.

They would love to hear from you if you have an interest in or some experience in any of the below:

A range of practical performing arts skills
Workshop planning
Delivering workshops for young people aged between 7-20 years old, for early years participants and their families, and/ or for adults
Developing participant’s skills as theatre makers, and guiding them towards a performance
Developing participant’s confidence and aspiration
Creating inclusive and accessible spaces

This is a freelance role paid at £35 a session/ £30 per hour planning time.
Closes: 1st September

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Programme & Creative Engagement Assistant

Do you have experience of working with young people within the arts, in either a paid or voluntary capacity? Are you passionate about engaging young people? If so this full time, 12 month fixed term role could be ideal.

In this role you will provide administrative support to the Programme & Creative Engagement Manager in the development of all aspects of the artistic programme and creative engagement work within the Institute of Cultural & Creative Industries (ICCI)

What will you be doing, day to day?

Providing administrative support for all programme and creative engagement activity
Supporting the Programme and Creative Engagement Manager and Creative Engagement Practitioner in developing the ART31 creative engagement programme and associated partnerships
Setting up creative engagement events using the venue management system (YesPlan)
Assist in the marketing and communication duties for the Creative Engagement team

12 month fixed term
Salary: £20,134 to £21,197 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 28 August 2022

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Trustees (target age 18 – 30)

Closes: Friday 26 August, midnight

Interview: September - date tbc

The Board is looking to identify up to two trustees (target age 18-30) to join the Board for an initial term of 2 years, with an annual review. CFT believe that if they want to stay relevant and develop the artistic programme, policies and attitudes to incorporate young people, that they must include them in the core processes and decision making, giving them representation and a voice at the highest level of the organisation – as a trustee.

The appointed trustees will also be the co-Chairs of our Youth Advisory Board, which was launched in 2020 as a platform to engage more widely with young people and our audiences to seek their input. The Youth Advisory Board is an entry point for young people to develop their skills and potential as trustees of the future, not just at CFT but more widely within the sector.

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Community Co-ordinator

Farnham Maltings is looking to recruit a Community Coordinator. Farnham Maltings leads a Tackling Loneliness group to develop new activity to reduce social isolation and forge new connections in Farnham. The Tackling Loneliness group is formed of 6 local organisations, all working across different geographic and demographic areas, with a keen interest in addressing the problem of social isolation, which has been highlighted by their partners as a priority. The coordinator will work to drive this program forward and act as a catalyst on new activity.

We are looking for somebody who is confident in their abilities, is good on the detail, responds to opportunities and is keen to take on new challenges.

Part-time: 15 hours per week, one-year fixed term contract
Salary: £10k (£25k pro rata)
Closing date: Mon 22 August

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Big Dreams Early Years Festival Workshops & Talks

Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London SW19 1SB
Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 August

As part of Polka Theatre's Big Dreams early years theatre festival, there are a series of workshops and free talks offering professional development opportunities for artists, educationalists, students and peers.

This includes workshops on small plays for small people, clown for young audiences and Dance, Digital and Disability

Workshops: £20
Workshop & any show ticket £25
2 workshops for £35 (buy one, get a second at £15)

Talks: FREE but must be booked

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Developing Artists in Rural Touring – intro event

Live & Local, through its Developing Artists in Rural Touring (DART) programme, is looking to find and support artists interested in rural and community touring.

They are running a whole day for performing artists and arts organisation to find out about opportunities to tour performances in rural locations with Live & Local. At the event you will get to meet our friendly and helpful staff, meet performers and promoters as well as having an opportunity to tell us about yourselves.

Tuesday 27th September 2022
LCB Depot, Leicester
10am to 4pm

They will fund each company (up to 12) £150 to come along and we’ll treat you to lunch plus tea and coffee throughout the day. Please note this is for one person per company.

Application closing date: Friday 9th September, 5pm

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Marketing Officer

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is a charity and Surrey’s only producing theatre. Our iconic building opened in 1965, thanks to public subscription. It’s a lively place to work, as part of a welcoming and supportive team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident second-jobber and team player to join our Marketing department as we transform the theatre. As Marketing Officer, you should have previous experience of working in an entertainment venue and, be ready to bring a fresh approach to developing audiences and manging data.

Salary: £26k per annum

Applications close: Thursday 18 August

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Systems Administrator

Job Title: Systems Administrator

Reports to: Head of Communications & Audiences

Key Relationships: Marketing Manager
FOH Manager & Supervisors
HR Manager

Hours: 25 hrs per week, worked over a minimum of 4 days

Salary: £15,200

Location: Hybrid with 1 or 2 days in the office each week

Holiday entitlement: 20 days per annum (pro rata’d based on a 37hr working week) rising by one day per year to a maximum of 25 days

The Corn Exchange is a multi-venue arts organisation which presents a wide range of artistic work and creative activity throughout the year, both at its Newbury-based venues and in the wider community in West Berkshire. The Trust is in the process of implementing new systems or upgrading existing ones to improve efficiency, increase income and make reporting processes easier.

The Systems Administrator will have a key role in ensuring these systems, spreadsheets and software programmes are effectively managed to support all areas of the Corn Exchange’s work. Many of these systems will be used organisation-wide so you will work closely with all teams to ensure a collaborative approach, and you will be responsible for providing the data for reports to the management/executive teams, the board of trustees and our funders.

This role is well-suited to someone who enjoys working with data, thrives on problem solving and finding new ways to achieve objectives. Where this is a new role for the Corn Exchange, we don’t expect you to have experience of all aspects of the job; rather you should have brilliant attention to detail, understand the benefits of data.

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Theatre Technicians / Operators for Christmas Show

Hertford Theatre is seeking to appoint TWO experienced, freelance THEATRE TECHNICIANS/OPERATORS for the world premiere of The Snowsmith by Half-A-String, staged in a new, bespoke theatre-in-the-round at The Drill Hall, Ware.

The Theatre Technicians will be required to support the Production Manager throughout the installation of the new theatre-in-the-round facilities. It is anticipated that the technical operation of the show requires a single operator and these duties will be agreed and shared by both technicians across the production run.
There are no evening shows and no shows on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The contract will run from 28th November 2022 to 6th January 2023 inclusive. The Snowsmith will open on Saturday 10th Dec 2022 and close on 1st Jan 2023. A fully inclusive fee of £3000 per technician is available.

For further information or to apply please forward your CV and a brief covering email in the first instance to

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Theatre Technician

Hours of work: 40 per week (annualised)

To assist in the running of the Technical Department and the building’s maintenance. To assist the Technical & Facilities Manager. To work on a broad range of incoming and in-house productions, in a variety of job roles within technical theatre. To lead casuals and others as necessary during get-ins etc.

The ideal candidate would be proficient in all aspects of technical theatre, including projection and A/V, lighting, sound, flying, get-ins/outs, and rigging. The candidate will also be computer-literate, and able to work with associated software, including Q-Lab. A good knowledge of health and safety is desirable, as is a demonstrable ability in general maintenance. Also desirable would be a knowledge of (or qualification in) electrics. Attitude is important, as enthusiasm to learn and succeed is vital.If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience for this position, please email a letter of application and your full C.V. to the Technical and Facilities Manager, Sam Ray- or submit by post/hand to Sam Ray, Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL.

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Marketing Campaign Manager

MAST is a multi-art form venue presenting and producing theatre, dance, music, comedy, spoken word and family shows. We work with the best touring companies and local artists to present a diverse, vibrant, high-quality artistic programme, alongside our own MAST productions and co-productions. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Marketing Campaign Manager to join our busy friendly Marketing team to lead the marketing campaigns for all our shows.

In particular, you will:

Be responsible for maximising sales revenue and attendance for shows.
Implement strategic and innovative show campaign plans in conjunction with the Press and Marketing Manager.
Devise and implement marketing strategies related to key organisational objectives.
Be the key driver of campaign thinking and ideas.

Salary: £25K - £28K
Deadline for applications: 26 Aug

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Webinar: Act Green

Tue 14 June, 10am - 11am
Hosted by pointOne

What do cultural audiences think about sustainability and what role do they think cultural organisations should play in tackling the climate crisis?

Indigo Ltd present the results from the recent Act Green survey, revealing how audiences across the UK responded and what that might mean for how you improve audience engagement with your sustainability initiatives. You'll also hear case studies from organisations doing great things in this area, with further speakers to be announced soon.

Register for your FREE place ⟶

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Theatre Improvement Scheme: Up to £20,000 funding for improving Environmental Sustainability

Theatres Trust's Theatre Improvement Scheme, in association with the Wolfson Foundation, offers capital funding for theatres.

The theme for the fund for the next three years is Improving Environmental Sustainability as this is an urgent priority for the sector.

Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme.

It is hoped that these grants will support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact.

To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they:
Own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year
Have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years
Operate theatres that achieve excellence through their producing and programming or architectural significance

The next round of the scheme is now open for applications with a deadline of noon on 6 September 2022.

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