TRAINEE DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
We are currently opening our doors for a Trainee Director or Producer to come and develop their skills and knowledge with us until the end of the year.
This scheme is a combination of free mentorship and paid practical experience within our upcoming R&D project. Applicants will need to have good availability between 30/11/2020-12/12/2020 and have a London base during that period.
The scheme includes:
A paid opportunity for a Trainee Director or Producer to join us within our new R&D project, where they will have the opportunity to shadow our Artistic Directors. This is an opportunity to work alongside a creative team in the development of a devised piece of theatre. The role will see you join creative team discussions, shadow our directors within the rehearsal space, work alongside our producers outside of the room and help to evaluate the project. The Trainee will be paid a fee of £350. We will work with the Trainee Director or Producer to accommodate their schedule and their time spent on the project.
Our Artistic Directors will provide 1-1 mentorship for the Trainee Director or Producer, offering them practical advice on their practice; which may include advice on self producing, writing funding bids, how to market your work, the role of a director within a devising process, devising techniques, how to start your own theatre company and more. This is a flexible offering where we will work with the Trainee Director or Producer to identify what it is they would like practical support with and will provide mentorship in response to this throughout meetings in November and December.
Who can apply:
This role is open to a female identifying or non-binary artist. We are particularly interested in hearing from underrepresented artists; e.g artists of colour; d/Deaf and disabled artists; working class artists and migrant artists.
We are looking for applicants with different levels of experience for this role. Ultimately, we are looking for an artist who is passionate about pursuing a career in the arts and is looking for an opportunity to develop their craft.
Applicants must have good availability between 30/11/2020-12/12/2020 and a London base during that period.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please send us your answers to the following questions alongside a CV:
Why do you make theatre?
What does theatre mean to you?
What are you looking to gain from this opportunity?
Please keep written applications to a maximum of 300 words per question. We welcome applications in alternative formats. You can submit a video or sound application answering the questions; up to 5 minutes max. We welcome video recordings to be in BSL.
To submit your application please send your answers to or send Video applications via WeTransfer. The deadline for applications is the 15/10/2020. If you have any questions or would like to request an alternative method of applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will aim to get back to everyone by 21/10/2020. Those who we are considering for the role will be asked to attend a short interview on 26/10/2020. As we are a small team who operate on a project to project basis, we are unfortunately unable to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.