Category Archives: Jobs

Graeae seeking Literary Administrator

This is a perfect job for someone with an interest in seeing the work of D/deaf and disabled writers better represented on stage. You will be supporting Graeae’s lauded, highly-connected training programme, Write to Play, and will be the first point of contact for writers wishing to submit scripts for consideration.

The job is 3 days per week for a 12 month fixed term contract.

How to apply: find out more and apply here

Deadline: 4 February 2019 at 10am

Source: @Playwriting_UK

London Playwrights’ Workshop: we are looking for an intern!

Interested in joining our team? We want to hear from you!

London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support our work on both our blog and members’ site. The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer who is interested in broadening their knowledge of the new writing scene and gaining hands on experience in working in a theatre non-profit.

About the job: The role will focus on supporting the day to day running of the organisation including proof reading site content, posting on social media, helping us to source opportunities, and assisting us in delivering new content for our members.

For a person with the right interests and experience, there may also be opportunities to write additional content for our site and to become involved with some of the exciting projects we’ve got coming up in the next few months.

What we are looking for: as a small team, we’re used to turning our hands to all the necessary tasks involved with a running a start-up company and we’re seeking someone who is enthusiastic about getting stuck in!

We’re looking for someone with a keen interest in playwriting and the new writing industry, although you do not need to have worked in this area before.

You must be 18 or older to apply for this role.

Key Skills:

  • Confident writing skills (including excellent spelling and grammar)
  • Reliable personality
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive and able to work independently
  • Able to follow a writing style guide

What you’ll get out of it: 

  • Training in how to blog and use WordPress software
  • Your byline included on any posts you write for London Playwrights’ Blog
  • Excellent knowledge of the new writing landscape in London
  • Firsthand experience of working in a theatre non-profit
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in a hands on way within a small company
  • Free LPB membership!

Hours/Duration:  6-8 hours per week (approx).  The hours are flexible and designed to work around other professional and personal commitments, as the majority of the work can be completed from home. As long as deadlines are met, you can work when you please!

The role requires a four month commitment to the blog, from mid November 2018 to mid March 2019.  Whilst we don’t ask you to give up your life during this time, we do ask that you can make a commitment to the four month period.

Payment: This post is unpaid as the core running of the company is done on a voluntary basis.

How to apply:  Please send us:

How to apply: Send your application materials to jobs@londonplaywrightsblog.com, including the job title in the email subject. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at this address.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a telephone interview during the w/c 5 November 2018.

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Souce: LPB

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid)

Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the region and supports, promotes and champions writing from the East Midlands.  They are currently seeking resident writers for their project, the Elder Tree.

Writer in Residence Brief: 

12 positions available in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, rural parts of Lincolnshire, Corby and Leicester.

Writing East Midlands is looking for writers and workshop facilitators, with experience of and a strong interest in working with older people, community based work and writing for health and wellbeing to work with us on a new and exciting project, The Elder Tree.

This position requires a time commitment of one session per week (2 hours each) of up to 10 sessions, though these sessions could be taken fortnightly depending on the host venue’s needs. There the allowance for one Planning Day, and all successful applicants who have taken part in the Elder Tree associated training days will get this reimbursed upon project commencement. There is flexibility around timescales due to the requirements of the lead writer and the partner groups, but it is envisioned that the project will have a staggered start from 2019.

A fee of up to £2100 is available for the planning and delivery of residency workshops (£175 per workshop for up to 10 workshops, plus one planning day and one editing day).

Please note, due to location and project needs, it may be possible that successful applicants are awarded more than one residency location. Please state on your application which locations you would be interested in working in.

About Elder Tree

Writing East Midlands three-year project, the Elder Tree will empower groups of older people across the East Midlands to create new work stimulated by museums, archives, heritage spaces, and professional writers. As part of Writing East Midlands wider interest in evidencing how literature can make social change, The Elder Tree, will evaluate ‘how participating in creative writing activity affect feelings of social isolation and wellbeing in older people’ and inform our, and our partner’s, future work.

How to apply: for a full job description and brief, please visit the website.

Deadline: 14 October 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs page

Southwark Playhouse seeking writing workshop facilitators (paid)

As part of Southwark Council’s Black History Month celebrations in October 2019, Southwark Playhouse is recruiting two writers to lead on an exciting creative writing project with young people in our community.

Each working with a primary school class in Elephant and Castle, the writers will lead six weekly workshops. These will focus on the basic skills of writing for the stage, with the aim being that at the end of the process the students will have written their own short (or ‘micro’) plays.

Southwark Council’s theme for BHM 2018 is “70 years on from the docking of the Empire Windrush: the continuing story told through creative media”, and so students’ plays will respond to this theme.

The plays will then be performed at Southwark Playhouse by professional actors as staged readings, in front of the students, an invited audience, and the general public.

They are looking for two writers to lead on this project, who have experience of working with young people, and leading workshops on writing for the stage. We would particularly be interested in hearing from writers from BAME backgrounds, or who have specific understanding of Windrush/ migration from the Caribbean.

Workshops will take place weekly between early September and mid-October, with the final performances on Thursday 18 October. Writers will also be expected to edit the students’ scripts for performance, in conjunction with the director.

How to apply: email David Workman for more information at  david.workman@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Deadline: 10 August 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs

The Old Vic: The Florence Kleiner Bursary open for applications from female directors

*This one’s for the directors out there!

The Old Vic are delighted to announce the Florence Kleiner Bursary which will support an emerging female Director based outside of London.

The £12,000 bursary will encompass a year-long attachment to The Old Vic, beginning with the recipient’s appointment as Baylis Assistant Director to Emma Rice on the upcoming Season 4 Production of Wise Children. Throughout the year, the recipient will receive:

  • Mentoring from experienced professionals throughout Matthew Warchus’ fourth season at The Old Vic
  • Invitations via the Connect network to build connections with like-minded theatre makers
  • Opportunities to take part in production workshops
  • Facilitator roles on Old Vic Education programmes
  • Opportunities to assist on The Old Vic One Voice monologues and other supporting programming

More details: the bursary will run from Sep 2018 – Aug 2019 and theyhope it will allow an emerging female Director to take up a position at The Old Vic who, due to financial barriers or other socio-economic factors, would not ordinarily seek out the role.

The bursary of £12,000 will be for one year and will be offered for living expenses in addition to the fee for the Baylis Assistant Director and any other paid work throughout the year.

How to apply: take a look at the job description and send a CV and a one page cover letter detailing your relevant experience (please highlight any previous projects which you feel have particular relevance to this scheme) to Mirain Jones, Production Coordinator – artists@oldvictheatre.com.

If you are eligible for the Florence Kleiner Bursary please note this within your application.

Deadline: 23 July 2018 at 5pm 

Source: @Playwriting_UK

Manchester Writers’ Retreat Rep Needed for Writers’ HQ

“WHQ NEEDS YOU! It is finally time for us to venture north and bring our procrastination-busting Writers’ Retreats past the Watford Gap, starting with Manchester.”

Their ideal candidate will be an early career writer who is looking to branch out into teaching/facilitating, who is approachable, professional, lively and fun, and has interesting things to say about writing. Bonus points for a love of the Shakespeare-old literary tradition of inventing innovative swear words.

They are looking for someone to:

  • Facilitate their monthly writing retreat in Manchester (full training given)
  • Promote the retreat via social media, networking and other channels
  • Have an Internet connection and laptop, be familiar enough with WordPress to update your own event listings (with training, natch), and to not run screaming from social media.

You need to be:

  • An early career writer with a publishing history (doesn’t have to be a major publishing history. A handful of short stories here and there is fine).
  • Able to run one retreat every month on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • Be technologically literate enough to: exist on social media, update events in WordPress, use Slack, generally be aware of this new fangled Internet thing and how it works. This is essential. If you’re thinking ‘oh I can learn that stuff’ but are not already doing that stuff, then sorry this position is not for you. We can’t be doing with no eggs messing up our sweet, sweet stylings.

Pay: this is a freelance position. They pay £80 per retreat plus commission depending on attendee numbers.

“We expect you to participate in some marketing outside of retreat days. This mostly involves posting daft gifs on Facebook so hopefully we’re not unreasonable about that. We will give you full training to set up and run one of our famous one-day, procrastination-busting writing retreats.”

How to apply: go here to find out more and apply.

Deadline: 20 July 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs Page

Leeds Writers’ Retreat Rep Needed for WHQ (paid)

“WHQ NEEDS YOU! It is finally time for us to venture north and bring our procrastination-busting Writers’ Retreats past the Watford Gap, starting with Manchester.”

Their ideal candidate will be an early career writer who is looking to branch out into teaching/facilitating, who is approachable, professional, lively and fun, and has interesting things to say about writing. Bonus points for a love of the Shakespeare-old literary tradition of inventing innovative swear words.

They are looking for someone to:

  • Facilitate their monthly writing retreat in Manchester (full training given)
  • Promote the retreat via social media, networking and other channels
  • Have an Internet connection and laptop, be familiar enough with WordPress to update your own event listings (with training, natch), and to not run screaming from social media.

You need to be:

  • An early career writer with a publishing history (doesn’t have to be a major publishing history. A handful of short stories here and there is fine).
  • Able to run one retreat every month on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • Be technologically literate enough to: exist on social media, update events in WordPress, use Slack, generally be aware of this new fangled Internet thing and how it works. This is essential. If you’re thinking ‘oh I can learn that stuff’ but are not already doing that stuff, then sorry this position is not for you. We can’t be doing with no eggs messing up our sweet, sweet stylings.

Pay: this is a freelance position. They pay £80 per retreat plus commission depending on attendee numbers.

“We expect you to participate in some marketing outside of retreat days. This mostly involves posting daft gifs on Facebook so hopefully we’re not unreasonable about that. We will give you full training to set up and run one of our famous one-day, procrastination-busting writing retreats.”

How to apply: go here to find out more and apply.

Deadline: 20 July 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs Page

Buxton Museum seeking artists and writers for commission (paid)

Buxton Museum has been open to visitors for 125 years. In that time it has told the story of the Peak District to thousands of people.

To celebrate, and as a result of a successful Arts Council application they are looking to commission four emerging, contemporary artists, writers or performers to make new work using digital technology to connect their collection with its roots in the Peak District landscape.

Each commission is worth £5000 with extra to digitize your work.

“We are looking for artists who can demonstrate a good track record of using digital technology to engage audiences. We want the work you make to exist in the Peak District landscape on a temporary basis and online, accessible via our digital platform www.wondersofthepeak.org.uk

You will make a new piece of work. You will be supported by our staff and volunteers and you will help us shape an artist-run engagement program filling the museum with the sound of young performers. Together, we will engage 125,000 people from across the UK, 75% of whom will be new to the museum.”

How to apply: For full brief and details of how to apply please contact info@kidologyworkshops.co.uk

Deadline: 28 May 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs

University of Worcester seeking playwright for commission (paid)

The University of Worcester (UW) Theatre and Film Department, is looking for an inspiring playwright or playwrights to collaborate with our MTheatre students on the creation of two new plays to be performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019.

MTheatre in Touring Theatre is The University of Worcester’s unique 4 year Integrated Masters in Touring Theatre (MTheatre Touring Theatre) aims to give students the skills and experience they need to establish themselves as independent makers of touring theatre.

The Project : In 2019, the MTheatre students will be heading to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform two new plays approximately 45 minutes in length in repetition, for the duration of the Festival. This production forms a core part of their third and fourth year studies and they are looking for experienced playwrights to collaborate with the students on the creation of those plays. Further information on the requirements are available on the website.

Payment: The maximum budget available for each LOT (commission) is £3,000. This is inclusive of all drafting, workshop and rehearsal attendance plus any associated travel and accommodation costs. The exception to this  is for of visits to the University agreed within the Production Schedule (see Terms & Conditions), when travel expenses will be paid at the standard University rate.

Writers may apply for either or both of these opportunities. If you have a preference please indicate this in your application. They are looking for emerging talent playwrights who have had at least one full-length play professionally produced. They are particularly interested in writers who may have similar experience of creating work in a university or drama school context, through collaborative processes.

How to apply: The University of Worcester uses an e-tendering system and tenderers should respond to the  brief and submit their proposal in English using the University’s In-Tend portal.

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Purchasing team on 01905 542896 or on purchasing@worc.ac.uk

For questions about the creative aspects of the commission, please email Jane George j.george@worc.ac.uk .

Deadline: 23 May 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs

Writing West Midlands seeking workshop leaders (paid and volunteer positions available)

Writing West Midlands have vacancies for workshop leaders and assistants for their Spark Young Writers project. The vacancies span across the region, including Birmingham, Worcester, Evesham, Coventry and Stoke on Trent

Writing West Midlands runs the largest programme of creative writing activities for young people in the country.

They have two roles available:

Creative Writing Workshop Leader: 

They are looking for established writers to help inspire the next generation of creative writers. You will lead one of their Spark Young Writers groups for 10 monthly sessions (2 hours per session), with the help of a volunteer Assistant Writer. Their groups are limited to 15 participants in libraries, museums and art galleries around the West Midlands. Their groups are for young people between the ages of 7 – 11, 10 – 15 and 12 – 17.

Fee: £105 per session, plus reasonable travel expenses.

Creative Writing Workshop Assistant: 

They are looking for emerging writers to help inspire the next generation of creative writers. You will help lead one of their Spark Young Writers groups for 10 monthly sessions (2 hours per session), under the guidance of a professional writer.

Fee: This post is unpaid but they will pay reasonable travel expenses

Details for applicants: 

Interview dates: 10th and 11th May.

Compulsory training session: Saturday 21st July.

How to apply:  Complete the online application form and upload a CV to demonstrate your suitability for the post. Full details available on the website.

Deadline: None posted but interviews take place on 10/11 May 2018

Source: @PlaywritingUK