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Technical Stage Manager
Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre is hiring for a Technical Stage Manager Role.

The Technical Stage Manager is a pivotal role that supports and organises the day-to-day running of a theatre production from rehearsals right through to performances and then post-show, ultimately ensuring the smooth running of productions.

You will be responsible for Stage Managing a number of LAT’s productions, as well as managing the technical processes for productions. The Technical Stage Manager is also responsible for the H&S and maintenance of all technical equipment at Little Angel Theatre and Little Angel Studios.


For the recruitment pack and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, please visit our website:


To apply please send a covering letter, CV and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to recruitment@littleangeltheatre.com.

Please quote reference TSM21 in the email subject line.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3 November at 10am.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th November (in-person).

Technical Stage Manager by Lizzie Milne

Head of Development and Communications
English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera is recruiting a dynamic communicator, fundraiser and opera lover to lead on all fundraising, on its relationship with Arts Council England, and on strategic communications. We are seeking a creative, innovative, and self-motivated fundraising and communications professional to sustain and increase ETO’s fundraised income, advance ETO’s media presence via the press and critics and craft compelling stories about the Company and its work for its key audiences and stakeholders.

ETO is entering an exciting period in 2022 when we will be applying for our next Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation grant. The Head of Development and Communications will support this application to secure a future three years of core funding (2023-2026).

The Head of Development and Communications will hold a key position within ETO’s senior management team working closely with the Director and Producer and will lead the work of the Development department, managing two Development Officers whose primary focuses are on private donor cultivation and Trusts and Foundations respectively. With upcoming investment within the Development function, this role will lead the department towards ambitious income targets.

Fundraised income is vital to sustain ETO’s wide-ranging activity, including its two annual tours to theatres across the country and its extensive Learning and Participation Programme, as well as enabling additional projects, all dependent on galvanising significant philanthropic or in-kind support. The role will also lead all ETO’s public facing and strategic communications, managing the external PR firm in the first instance.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.

Salary: £38,000 – £50,000 commensurate with experience
Apply via our website

Head of Development and Communications by English Touring Opera

Chief Executive
Aberdeen Performing Arts

Chief Executive


The Board of Aberdeen Performing Arts is seeking an exceptional new Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership, building on the organisation’s significant achievements of the last decade, to take us through the next exciting chapter of our story. 

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a multi-award winning independent arts charity running three of Scotland’s iconic arts venues – His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree. We stage over 800 performances each year, produce three festivals, run a year-round creative engagement and talent development programme for young people and local communities, and support new work and talent through our own production company.  We are a cultural hub for the North East of Scotland and we play a significant role in the cultural infrastructure regionally and nationally.

You will be an experienced, inspiring and motivational leader with proven artistic, strategic and commercial vision.  With a passion for the performing arts, you will nurture a people-centred, values-led, high-achieving culture, while maintaining a clear strategic vision and developing and influencing strong external relationships. To achieve this successfully, you will have an exceptional blend of cultural leadership, business management, operational and commercial skills, with a demonstrable track record of leading a significant and complex creative or cultural organisation of scale.

We need someone who will help us shape and deliver the cultural and creative strategy and vision for Aberdeen Performing Arts and the wider North East of Scotland, ensuring Aberdeen becomes a destination and a home for artists, creatives and audiences, as we move into an optimistic future.

As part of our commitment to improving diversity and representation in our organisation and in our industry, we positively encourage applications from individuals from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.  

For further information, please download the Job Information Pack from http://aeminternational.co.uk/chief-executive-aberdeen-performing-arts/ or www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/work-with-us  

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 November 2021

Chief Executive by Zoe Bateman

Hullabaloo Host – Customer Care, Front of House, Event Support,
Darlington, north east
Theatre Hullabaloo

Contract: Casual Worker @ £9.50 per hour

Hours: Casual (Creative Play is open Monday to Saturday 10am until 2pm, this role/s will typically cover these times, however additional hours might be requested)

Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering organisation that makes, tours and promotes theatre for young audiences. In 2017 we opened The Hullabaloo, our flagship venue for children and families in Darlington, where creativity and play are at the heart of the venue. We are looking for a pool of Hullabaloo Hosts to join our vibrant team as we get ready to deliver our Autumn/Winter 2021 programme at The Hullabaloo. This is an exciting role that will oversee our Creative Play space which hosts installations for children and their families to participate in, our participatory family events programme and our performance programme.

There are three roles available: Creative Play Welcome Host, Event Support and Front of House Usher. You can apply for all of these roles, or just one or two.

This role requires someone who is warm and welcoming and has experience of meeting and greeting visitors, in particular children and families.

A full Recruitment Pack and Application Form are available to download from our website https://www.theatrehullabaloo.org.uk/who-are-we/join-the-team/ or email info@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk for more information.

Applications to be received by 12pm midday on Monday 1 November 2021. Interview event on Monday 8 November 2021

Theatre Hullabaloo is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from candidates from communities that are currently under- represented within our organisation.

Hullabaloo Host – Customer Care, Front of House, Event Support, by Theatre Hullabaloo

Executive Director
Birmingham (Flexible)
China Plate Theatre

Role: Executive Director and Deputy CEO
Contract: Permanent
Location: Birmingham (Flexible)
Salary: £45,000

Recruitment pack available here:

China Plate Theatre is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Executive Director.

This is a senior position working alongside and sharing responsibility with the Co-Artistic Directors to set and deliver the strategic aims and objectives of China Plate Theatre, ensuring the organisation thrives both artistically and financially.

The Executive Director is responsible for business management, the financial stability of the company and will operationally lead the organisation. The Executive Director will have a direct reporting relationship to China Plate’s Board, act as Deputy CEO and as Company Secretary.

Our recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from applicants who may have faced racism, discrimination and/or cultural barriers due to their ethnicity, disability or D/deafness, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our team and the wider theatre sector.

Please send your CV (including two references, one of which must be your current/most recent employer) and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and how you would approach the role, to: info@chinaplatetheatre.com.

Please use the subject line Executive Director Application for your email and include a completed equal opportunities form – available to download from our website.

The deadline for applications is 9am, 24th November 2021.

Interviews will be held on the 14th of December in Birmingham.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with the Co-Artistic Directors Ed Collier and Paul Warwick, please email info@chinaplatetheatre.com.

Photo credit: Paul Blakemore

Executive Director by China Plate Theatre Limited

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager
Wiltshire Creative

Wiltshire Creative is seeking a Partnerships & Fundraising Manager for a 6 month, fixed-term contract to contribute to the annual Development Team fundraising target. They will flexibly manage relationships across a number of different income streams with responsibility for: managing the private investment programme for major donors, retaining current donors and recruiting new prospects; developing relationships with corporate partners and securing sponsors; designing special appeals and fundraising campaigns – both individual philanthropy and corporate investment.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Deadline for applications: Saturday 30 October at 9am

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager by Wiltshire Creative

External Relations Officer – Systems & Data
Wiltshire Creative

We are looking for someone to join our exciting and enthusiastic External Relations team.
If you love the arts, have worked with ticketing systems (ideally Spektrix), enjoy data and have a high standard of customer service then we need you!

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Deadline for applications: Monday 18 October

External Relations Officer – Systems & Data by Wiltshire Creative

Workshop Manager
Wimbledon, London
Polka Theatre

Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?

  • Would you like to work for a pioneering national theatre for children?
  • Do you have strong carpentry skills?
  • Are you excited at the prospect of creating sets and scenery for productions at Polka?

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in our brand new role of Workshop Manager, to help redevelop and reimagine Polka for future generations in our recently reopened new look venue.

Salary £28,000 – £30,000 per year depending on experience.


This role is full time fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend and we’re open to discussing a flexible working patterns dependant on experience and/or job share proposals. A full-time normal working week is 35 hours over 5 days Tuesday to Saturday (excluding 1 hour for lunch). This role requires a flexible approach to working hours in line with the theatre’s operations, and days which will include evenings and weekends.

What would you be doing?

You will play an important role supporting the Head of Production in delivering the best possible service to Polka productions and projects, with responsibility for the construction, mounting, and rigging of scenic elements. You will manage the workshop spaces and the team onsite at the theatre and offsite at our Batsworth Road workshop space. You will be practical and hands-on, ensuring the workshop and production teams work smoothly and effectively together. You will manage any casual and freelance workshop team members and contractors.

If you answered ‘yes’ and like the sound of this role then apply now and you could be joining us…

For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we’re looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website https://polkatheatre.com/jobs/

 Deadline 9am on Wednesday 3 November 2021

Interview w/c 8 or 15 November 2021
Ideal start date as soon as possible.

Polka’s commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.

Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.

Workshop Manager by Polka Theatre

Duty & Events Manager
Deptford, Lewisham
The Albany

An exceptional opportunity has arisen to join our operations team at the Albany working across all our sites. The Duty & Events Manager has a lead role in the day-to-day management of the building, its facilities, safety, security, activities and events as well as the coordination of the wider team. So, if you’re looking for a desk job, this isn’t for you – as there’s no such thing as a typical day as Duty Manager at the Albany. This role is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, independent thinking candidates pursuing a career in venue and customer service management. It will require a confident individual with strong leadership skills and a background in operational and facilities management as well as solid communication, administrative and coordination skills.

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre that exists to inspire, develop and support creativity in South East London. With year-round activities and events including award-winning programmes for young creatives and adults over 60, music, theatre, spoken word and family performance, the Albany is led by the talent and imagination of its local community.

The Albany’s programmes and venue management also extend to two external sites, Deptford Lounge and Canada Water Theatre.

Feel free to contact us if you require further assistance or the application pack in a different format.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

The Albany aims to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and we want our team to represent the same diversity of audiences and artists we welcome into our venues every day. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds drawing on different perspectives, experience and knowledge. We particularly want to encourage people who have lived experience of the Black and ethnically diverse communities we serve.  The Albany will offer an interview to anyone who identifies as a D/deaf or disabled person who meets the essential criteria.

Duty & Events Manager by The Albany

Management Accountant
Aldgate East, London

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Type of contract: Permanent, full-time

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Deadline for applications: 12pm on 8 November 2021. First interviews: w/c 15 November 2021.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour. Office hours are usually 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Flexible working available. Location: Principally located at Toynbee Studios, Aldgate East, London

Holidays: 20 days plus 8 statutory holidays and additional winter break

Artsadmin is looking for a Management Accountant to support the Head of Finance in managing the charity’s finances. They will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the finance processes, prepare budgets, forecasts, commentaries, analyses and financial statements, and support informed decision-making through regular reporting to the Head of Finance and Directors.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with demonstrable experience of working and helping to drive change within a finance function and of building relationships with non-finance stakeholders. They will have strong analytical, communication and organisational skills, be outcome-focused and either have, or be pursuing, a professional accountancy qualification

This is a new, full-time post with scope to really make a difference to a well-regarded arts charity. Artsadmin is a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts. This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on the next chapter of our work, updating our artistic programme, refreshing our brand and reviewing our connections to our local area of Aldgate East.

Management Accountant by Artsadmin

Executive Director
Aldgate East, London

Salary: £59,162

Contract: Permanent, full-time
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, plus some evenings and weekends.

Location: principally at Toynbee Studios, Aldgate East, London

Artsadmin is looking for a new Executive Director to join the organisation at an exciting time as we embark on the next chapter of our work, updating our artistic programme, refreshing our brand and reviewing our connections to our local area of Aldgate East. We are a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts.

As joint CEO with our Artistic Director, Róise Goan, the Executive Director will be instrumental in planning for 2023-26, working with colleagues, artists, partners and other stakeholders to inspire change through art, to create opportunities for artists from historically excluded communities to thrive, and to embed a more accessible and transparent organisational culture that connects more emphatically with folk in our local communities as well as nationally and internationally.

Artsadmin is seeking someone who can take our recent vision, mission and values work and drive appropriate strategies in finance, operations, communications and fundraising so our team can deliver the artistic programme to its full ambition. The Executive Director will lead on policies and legal compliance, ensuring that Artsadmin is at the forefront of best practice. They will have overall responsibility for the economic success and sustainability of Toynbee Studios, which houses Artsadmin, a host of artists and tenant companies, rehearsal and performance spaces, and a café/bar.  

You will be an inspiring leader and strategic thinker, imaginative and resourceful, kind and compassionate, and committed to practice that supports the company to be inclusive and dynamic.

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 8 November 2021.

Download the job pack in various formats and find out more details on how to apply: https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/jobs/ 

Executive Director by Artsadmin

Workplace Development Programme Writers and Facilitators
North East England
Open Clasp Theatre Company

Open Clasp Theatre Company are looking for three facilitators, three writers and an assistant director for our first ever Workforce Development Programme


Be an activist. Join the movement

Open Clasp is looking for three facilitators and three writers for a new Workforce Development Programme. This programme is an opportunity for Open Clasp to invest in and engage artists who can grow with us and change the world, one play at a time.  You will attend an intensive weeklong programme in applying Open Clasp’s ethos, values and methodology through your own practice. Facilitator and writer pairs will then be matched to a group of women to collaborate with and create three new pieces of theatre for the company’s programme in 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a session on the 17 November 10am – 4pm, at West End Women and Girls Centre to meet the Open Clasp team and other programme participants. This session will be mandatory as part of the selection process a payment of £50 will be made to attend or cover expenses. 3 facilitators and 3 writers will progress onto the programme. Information on how to apply for an ‘early career’ Assistant Director placement on this programme will be advertised later this month.


About you

You will have a desire to advocate for change in the areas of inclusion, diversity and the rights of women and girls to equality and fairness. You will have experience of co-creating with community groups to produce an outcome to present to an audience.  You will have strong listening skills, an eagerness to learn and an open mind to develop and share ideas as part of a collaborative team. You will have a passion for the arts and its ability to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.


To apply, you must be a woman (Open Clasp is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).


Download Full Application Pack here or email Rachel at recruitment@openclasp.org.uk  

You can join us to ask about the programme at a Q&A on Tuesday 19th October 10am with Catrina McHugh MBE and Carly McConnell, Creative Producer. Pre booking is essential via recruitment@openclasp.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 8th November 2021

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend a recruitment session at West End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle on Wednesday 17th November 10 – 4pm, a payment of £50 will be made to attend or cover expenses.

Workplace Development Programme Writers and Facilitators by Open Clasp Theatre Company

Associate Artistic Director
Chinese Arts Now

Chinese Arts Now (CAN) is seeking to employ up to three Associate Artistic Directors to work with the current Artistic Director An-Ting Chang to form CAN’s new creative leadership team.

CAN’s artistic policy and direction is led by its Artistic Director. CAN is now looking to expand its creative output and embrace a diverse range of creative ideas by adding significant creative capability through this recruitment. CAN believes that the new creative leadership team structure will provide more artists with both guaranteed funding and a greater input into CAN’s decision making.

The Associate Artistic Director posts are not full time. CAN’s operating cycle is a bi-annual cycle culminating in the CAN Festival once every two years. Each Associate Artistic Director will devote a minimum of 40% of working time, aggregated over each two-year work cycle, to CAN. The timing and scheduling of the 40% are to be agreed with the Artistic Director when creative plans are being finalised. The 40% pro rata salary will be paid monthly, irrespective of time actually worked each month, so as to give the Associate Artistic Directors a regular monthly income.

It is the intention that the Associate Artistic Directors will undertake their own work at the times that they are not working for CAN. In this way it is hoped that they will play a vital role for CAN, have a regular income, but have time and scope to develop their own projects outside of CAN.

The Associate Artistic Directors will report to the Artistic Director and work in tandem with other members of the creative leadership team to lead and deliver CAN productions, build industry partners and curate and commission projects for CAN’s Artistic Programme.

Read the full job desciption here.

Please submit your application through this form.

Application deadline: 5pm, Monday 18 October 2021.
Interviews are likely to be on or around 25 October 2021.
The successful candidates will be expected to start in November.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact CAN’s Artistic Director/CEO, An-Ting Chang: anting@chineseartsnow.org.uk

Associate Artistic Director by Chinese Arts Now

General Manager
Islington, London
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre

We’re looking to recruit an experienced, efficient and reliable General Manager to work closely with our Artistic & Executive Directors to be the strategic lead across our programme of professional and participation activities.

Salary:    £28,000 – £30,000 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience.
Contract: Full time, probationary period of 3 months
Location: London – mixture of office and remote working
Hours: 10am – 6pm
The closing date for applications: 10pm 25th October 2021.
Interview dates: From 9th November 2021

For full job description and how to apply visit our website.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations with overall responsibility for office systems
  • Administration relating to project and touring logistics
  • Financial Management
  • Manage delivery of the company’s communications and marketing systems
  • Coordinate company governance in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Fundraising and strategic development supporting the AD, ED and Fundraiser

Join a pioneering and innovative aerial theatre company with a thirty-year track record of producing thought provoking and spectacular productions dealing with contemporary narratives aimed at awakening empathy, ethical and political consciousness in our wide range of audiences.

You will play a pivotal part in the organisation, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, while supporting the creative output of the organisation. This is a great opportunity for someone proactive, which will enjoy being the ‘go to’ person for a small and friendly team, with experience in running projects and looking to take the lead in creating meaningful change through aerial theatre. Your input will help to develop and deliver the company’s ambitious programme of work, including our extensive participation and performances programmes for 2021-22 & 2022-24.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We care about your work ethics, your experience and your personality.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. If you are enthusiastic about our work and you think you would be a great fit, we want to hear from you.

General Manager by Scarabeus Theatre

Communications Officer: Fixed Term Maternity Cover
Oily Cart

A temporary, fixed-term maternity cover role (expected 9 months – 1 year). During this time, you will lead on implementing Oily Cart’s communications and audience development strategies, including maintaining appropriate coverage across all social media platforms, the company website and newsletter. To liaise with company staff and the freelance PR representative to raise the company’s profile with its target audience, stakeholders and the wider sector. This may be suitable for a self-employed individual on a freelance basis.

Key terms:

Temporary, fixed term maternity cover (expected 9 months- 1 year)
Part time: 2 days per week
Annual salary: £28,000 pro rata for 2 days per week (i.e. £11,200 for 2 days Location: Tooting, London. We expect 1 day per week to be undertake from the company’s premises, but can be flexible with some home working if required. Reporting to: Executive Director & Artistic Director (Joint CEOs).

How to apply:

Please tell us why you would like this job and what skills and experiences you can bring to the company. Please tell us specifically about your communication and marketing skills.

You can give us this information by:

  • Writing a “personal statement” (we would suggest an A4 page of a word document)
  • Recording your statement in a video (we would suggest 3 minutes)
  • Recording your statement as an audio message (we would suggest 3 minutes)

We would also like to hear about your previous work experience by:

Providing a written CV.

This can include any previous work experience, education, and voluntary experience that you think is relevant to this role.

Deadline: Thursday 28th October at 9am

Interviews: w/b 8th November 2021


Communications Officer: Fixed Term Maternity Cover by Oily Cart

Casual Technicians
Wiltshire Creative

Wiltshire Creative are looking for Casual Theatre Technicians to help support our team at Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival.  If you have experience of working backstage in Lighting, Sound, Stage or Wardrobe and would like more information then please send your CV along with a covering letter to technicians@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Casual Technicians by Wiltshire Creative

Studio Manager
Central London, UK
Impact Dance

Impact Dance are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and London-based Studio Manager for their new studio on Shaftesbury Avenue. The role is part-time (25 hours per week) on a 5 month contract with the opportunity to extend.

We are looking for someone who has exceptional diary management and organisational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work pro-actively in a fast-paced, changeable environment.


For job description and how to apply please follow this link: https://impactdance.co.uk/events-and-opportunities/studio-manager/

Studio Manager by Impact Dance Foundation

Finance Manager
Actors Touring Company


Actors Touring Company is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to administrate financial systems and prepare core financial reports. We anticipate that you will work with us for up to 6 days per month. 


You should have a track record in supporting the financial management of arts organisations or small charities.  

You’ll have a strong eye for detail, and be a clear communicator to a variety of stakeholders. 


Annual Fee: £10,000, flexible working considered. Mixture of remote and in-person.  

Deadline: Nov 1 

Interviews: between Nov 8 – Nov 13 

To start: January 2022 

Find out more here 

Finance Manager by ATC – Actors Touring Company

Associate Producer
Actors Touring Company

The Associate Producer is a new role that will provide crucial support in delivering Actors Touring Company’s programme of work. 

We’re looking for an experienced producer – someone who knows how to create great theatre, on budget and on time, working with a variety of individual and organisational collaborators.   

The role is about making work, and about measuring its success. You will help us improve the quality of data we use, particularly about our audiences.  

This is a part-time, flexible role. We anticipate that it will best suit someone who is working across a range of projects, including their own and those they might be making with other organisations.  


Salary: £25,000 a year, part-time (3 days pw or 0.6), flexible working considered.  

Deadline: Oct 18 

Interviews: between Oct 25 – Nov 5 

To start: December 2021 

Find more information Here

Associate Producer by ATC – Actors Touring Company

Administration Director
Actors Touring Company


An exciting opportunity to join Actors Touring Company’s core team, supporting our work and mission. 

The Administration Director is the linchpin of the company.  

The role will connect the different human and organisational elements through effective systems and procedures. You will create, maintain and, where necessary, adapt those systems to ensure effective and best practice.  

Salary: £28,000 a year, full-time, flexible working considered.  

Deadline: Oct 18 

Interviews: between 25 Oct – 05 Nov  

To start: January 2022 

Find out more here

Administration Director by ATC – Actors Touring Company

Take Part Assistant
Wiltshire Creative

The Take Part Department at Wiltshire Creative are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual who is passionate about arts in the community to support the team with the day-to-day admin and logistics of its projects and programmes.

Closing date: Thursday 14th October

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Take Part Assistant by Wiltshire Creative

Creative Engagement Producer
Ipswich (Suffolk)

We’re looking for a Creative Engagement Producer at Gecko, the UK’s leading physical theatre company. This is a new senior role that will lead on the strategy and delivery of a dynamic and inclusive creative engagement programme which will allow Gecko to engage and work with local community groups, students, teachers, artists and artistic companies. They will play a key role in reaching out to and engaging with these groups, providing them with opportunities to be creative, inviting them to be bold and experimental, and to push beyond the boundaries of their previous experiences.

As this is a new role, we are particularly looking for someone who has the experience and vision to develop the role as opportunities arise, bringing to the company exciting and innovative ideas that challenge the definition of creative engagement. We’re also looking for someone who already has strong connections with Ipswich’s culture and people or will be committed to developing this on appointment.

It’s a really exciting time to join Gecko as we create our new show (commissioned by the National Theatre), open our new studio/HQ (the Gecko Creation Space) and look to broaden the work that we create and the people we connect with.

Gecko actively encourages applications from those with less visibility in the arts and particularly welcomes applications from Black, minority ethnic and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Find out more and download the job pack: https://www.geckotheatre.com/creative-engagement-producer

Creative Engagement Producer by

Facilities Supervisor
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Northern Stage

Northern Stage is seeking a Facilities Supervisor to join our Commercial and Operations Team.

Permanent, Full-Time (39 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends)

Northern Stage is a theatre where ideas meet, and futures change. Every year thousands come to create and share unique live experiences at Northern Stage. Our home in Newcastle is an inspirational and creative place where everyone is welcome. Whether it is on one of our three stages (with a combined 700 seats), or any place that creativity is to be found, we work with an ever-expanding network of talented people to share the most entertaining, surprising and imaginative stories from around the world.  We champion high quality mid-scale theatre production and touring, backed up by our industry-leading facilities and a dash of Geordie genius.  We reach beyond the ordinary, every time.

Our promise is to be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together to change the world around us.  Northern Stage is an equal opportunities employer and our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences we engage with.  Our colleagues have unique and varied lived experience which positively informs and influences the work we make.  Our recruitment process is open to all, and we particularly encourage applications from people of the global majority and D/deaf & disabled people, who are currently under-represented in our sector.

Main purpose of the post:

The Facilities supervisor is a member of the Commercial & Operations Department and will support the maintenance of Northern Stage’s appearance and functionality to a high standard.

Supported by the Head of Commercial & Operations, they will ensure that Northern Stage’s premises and building systems are fit for purpose and properly maintained.  The Facilities Supervisor will work closely with the Head of Commercial & Operations and the Front of House team to assist in the day-to-day duty management, operation and security of the building.

Please see the application pack below for further information:

Facilities Supervisor | Northern Stage Theatrical Productions Limited

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Northern Stage. Your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4. Your application should be addressed to: Peter Robson, Head of Commercial & Operations.

Along with completing your CV and cover letter, please ensure you complete the Equality Monitoring Form

Please send your application by email to HR@northernstage.co.uk (Email subject: Facilities Supervisor)

Closing Date for applications: 15 October 2021 at 5pm

Interviews: Week commencing 25 October 2021

Facilities Supervisor by Northern Stage Theatrical Productions LTD

General Manager

We are seeking an efficient and reliable individual to join the team as General Manager. The opportunity comes at an exciting time as we plan for the re-launch of our multi-year project Homemade Circus, the creation of a new touring work Falling Together, and as we align the company to achieve its strategic aims for 2021-22.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, the General Manager will work closely with the Senior Management Team in all aspects of company business, administration, and development. We require someone who enjoys implementing and maintaining systems and processes, and who will enjoy being the ‘go to’ person for a small and friendly team. Upswing is an ambitious organisation and so a passion for your work and the development of the company is essential.

Please visit our website for the job pack (available in a variety of formats) and application form.

You can also view a welcome video from Vicki Dela Amedume (Upswing’s Artistic Director) here.

Deadline for applications 9am Monday 18th October. Interviews will be held Wednesday 27th October on Zoom.

General Manager by Upswing


Chair of Trustees
Hear Me Out

We’re looking for a new Chair of Trustees to add their voice to ours, and see our organisation through a major shift in how we do our work.  Can you help us by passing this information on?  Thank you very much.


Hear Me Out takes music-making into UK immigration detention centres to release the words, music and life stories of people held inside.


Young or old, resident or refugee, 28,000 people every year are locked in UK immigration detention centres with no end date. Their lives are stopped while authorities decide their fate.  People who have fled torture have described detention as the worst experience of their lives.  Meanwhile the detention system, and the experiences of detainees, is little understood by the public. Narratives around immigration are often fraught with anxiety and distrust, ignoring real lives, real experiences, and real human feeling.


We help people inside immigration detention centres to express their humanity through music – to air their losses and fears, their hopes and their dreams.  And we help everyone outside to hear the music and understand the lives of people trapped inside.  We’re working for the day when all migrants are treated with dignity. 

Our artists have always created music with, not for, participants in our music sessions.  We are now working to run the organisation the same way as its activities, that is on the basis of co-creation.  We want the decisions we make in our staff team and Board of Trustees to draw as much on lived experience of immigration enforcement, as they do on professional experience.  This means, among other things, getting people with personal experience of detention, asylum, migration or immigration enforcement involved in our organisation at all levels, and changing how we run our Board, to make charity governance less mysterious and more accessible.


So we are looking for a new Chair who can help us take this exciting work forward.  Could this be you?  You need to be a natural or potential leader, but you don’t have to have held a leadership role before, or been a charity Trustee.  You may bring lived experience, or professional experience, or both.  We need someone who can add their voice to ours, bring us fresh thinking, and make our close-knit Board even stronger.  For example, we’re impatient with tokenistic approaches to diversity and would see a Chair who has personal experience of immigration enforcement as a powerful asset.  There is no set way to deliver the role – we are ready to frame it around your ideas and support you.


To find out more please go to https://hearmeoutmusic.org.uk/stories/were-looking-for-our-next-chair-of-trustees.


If you would like to be considered for this role, we need to hear from you by 1pm on Thursday 28th October.

Chair of Trustees by Zoe Bateman

The Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is an organisation dedicated to furthering the art of improvisation in the UK. From our venue in Clifton, we produce and perform improvised theatre alongside a varied programme of cultural events including film screenings, live music, stand up comedy, dance, drag, burlesque, poetry and much more.

As we recover and rebuild from the pandemic, we want to safeguard our aims and ethos by registering as a charity and making our directors accountable to an independent voluntary board of trustees.

With the Board of Trustees’ help we intend to create a sustainable future for the Bristol Improv Theatre. Our primary goals are to:

  • Reach a wider audience base with a new marketing strategy
  • Enact our DEI action plan to create a space which welcomes all, celebrates difference and actively seeks out new work and collaborators to diversify our programme
  • Build a cash reserve to shore up our organisation against future crises
  • Develop a new fundraising strategy

We are looking for people who:

  • Believe in the power of theatre and the arts to bring people together
  • Believe that art and culture should be accessible to all
  • Are connected to the creative or cultural sector (whether personally or professionally)
  • Are able to give time and energy to support the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Have experience that would be relevant to delivering our goals (ie. Marketing/PR, fundraising, legal) whether in the arts sector or elsewhere

As well as the legal responsibilities for trustees, we expect board members to:

  • Attend 3 board meetings a year & AGM – at present all of these are being conducted over zoom but in future we hope to hold at least one in-person meeting per year
  • Come to performances at the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Be prepared to communicate with leadership (usually over phone or email) throughout the year about specific issues
  • Offer support on occasions where their expertise would be valuable to organisation – e.g. offering advice on a specific area or looking over a funding application and giving feedback

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for the Bristol Improv Theatre, a great place to start is by saying hello. Email caitlin@improvtheatre.co.uk to register your interest and arrange an informal chat.

Trustee by Caitlin Campbell

Chair of Trustees
Travelling Light Theatre Company

Travelling Light is a theatre company and children’s charity based in Barton Hill in Bristol. We create outstanding theatre for and with young people that inspires their thinking, engages their emotions and fires their imaginations.  Since 1984, we have sparked the creative journey of over one million children and young people in our locality of Barton Hill, throughout Bristol and beyond.

Do you share Travelling Light’s belief that in every child’s entitlement to create, imagine and experience great stories? Do you have experience of governance from being on a management committee or from a management/leadership role? And would you like to bring your experience to make a real difference to a Bristol based charity and the young people we work with?

We are looking for a Chair who can lead the Travelling Light Board and support the company through the crucial next phase on our journey as we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic and develop the company’s next four-year business plan. Our current Chair is stepping down after completing a full term of service on the board, and the new Chair will join the board this autumn and begin the role in January 2022.

We are looking for someone who can facilitate effective meetings, enabling a wide range of voices to be heard and informed decisions to be made. The Chair will encourage an inclusive and welcoming board culture, developing positive relationships with the board, staff and other stakeholders. We are looking for a Chair who values the company’s diverse leadership as an organisational strength and recognises that leadership takes many forms.

Travelling Light works with a very wide range of children and young people from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who are both disabled and non-disabled, and with a range of lived experiences. We are seeking to develop a trustee board that is more representative of the communities that we serve.

The Chair will advocate for the organisation with authenticity through sharing the story of the company’s work and impact. You do not have to have a background in the arts or come with an existing arts network but should demonstrate a commitment to Travelling Light’s work creating and sharing inspirational stories through theatre and providing creative opportunities for children and young people.

Further details and an expression of interest form can be found on our website https://www.travellinglighttheatre.org.uk/jobs-and-opportunities/

Deadline for applications 8th October 2021.

Chair of Trustees by Travelling Light Theatre Company

Trustee Vacancies with Drunken Chorus
London / Remote
Drunken Chorus

Drunken Chorus are seeking talented, experienced and passionate new trustees to join our current board.

Drunken Chorus is a London-based theatre company and registered charity, established in 2007, led by joint Artistic Directors Chris Williams and Sheena Holliday. The company creates high quality cultural experiences for audiences and participants; supports young and emerging artists to create new work; and promotes access and equality within the arts, particularly for people with disabilities.

We are looking for new trustees to help guide the charity to achieve its vision over the next two years and beyond. We are particularly interested in potential trustees with the following skills and experience:

Fundraising: Trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship, major donors

Marketing & PR: Press, marketing strategy

Finance: Experience of audits, management accounts

Disability Arts: We’d like to hear from disabled artists / professionals

Legal: Charity law, contracting

To apply: Please send your CV and a short expression of interest to Chris Williams – chris@drunkenchorus.co.uk. If you’d like to discuss the trustee role with us before submitting an expression of interest, please also email Chris on the above email address.

Trustee Vacancies with Drunken Chorus by Drunken Chorus

Board Member ( Finance Specialist)
Trigger Productions Ltd

Trigger are going through a period of exciting growth and development. We have been selected as one of 10 creative teams to deliver a multi-million-pound project for Festival UK* 2022. This project will entail a rapid scale up of the company.

We are looking for an individual who can bring expertise and commitment to our already amazing board of trustees and help guide us through this growth.

Applications close Monday 21st June at 9am. Please download the application pack below for more details and email recruitment@triggerstuff.co.uk with the subject line ‘Board Member (Finance)’ if you have any questions.

Board Member ( Finance Specialist) by Trigger Stuff CIC

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