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National Museums Liverpool seeks writer/story builder (paid)

National Museums Liverpool are looking for a writer/story builder for their Terracotta Warriors ‘TRUE COLOURS’ Education programme.

In their words: “A writer / story-builder is required to write a script for an animated story performance involving interaction with school children and performed by actors. It will be inspired by an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors at World Museum in 2018.

The animated story will be written in two versions a) for Key Stage 1 students (ages 5-7) and b) for Key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11).

The performance will take full advantage of a specially designed spectacle/backdrop. Attendance is required at creative development days on 7 & 12 September. The animated story, which will involve ‘time-travel’, have a basis of historical accuracy yet be fictional, inspire wonder, and transport children in time/place. The performance will be 30-35 minutes long and accommodate 35 children plus 5-10 adult helpers.”

The project starts on 1 September 2017. A finished script is required on 30 November with adjustments needed during rehearsal period. A large part of the contract will be completed by 28 February. The writer is also required to respond to evaluation at three agreed points during programme delivery (Feb-Oct 2018) to make the required changes.

How to apply: To apply, email expressions of interest to sending an outline a) of your relevant experience and b) of how you would approach the contract.  Full project details can be found here.

Deadline: 1 August 2017 at 12pm

Source: Artsjobs

International Arts Studio seeking research associate

International Arts Studio are seeking a voluntary research associate to help in the cataloging of plays long forgotten, and tracing plays and writers, many whose work was refused under Lord Chamberlains licence.

In their words: “We are starting  a multi-output initiative exploring  plays refused a licence under the 1737 – 1968  Theatre’s Acts.

The role requires a number of tasks to be undertaken. The first task is to finish off cataloging all plays  that have been traced, ones that have been definitively refused a licence. You will then be required to  investigate the remaining correspondence boxes at the National Archives, spotting any discussions of plays being considered and refused, then following up on these leads.

The second task will be to trace plays and playwrights  from 1945 – 1968 that were refused a licence. This will lead to the next phase which will be to meet up with a number of participants and conduct interviews about their experience of the Theatre’s Act. (This is a longer term project –  outside the scope of the current work, although you  will be welcome to get involved.)

There is no set number of working hours required, and no contractual obligations.

How to apply: To find out more details about the role, and how to apply, please email

Deadline: 31 July 2017 

Source: Artsjobs 

Whitworth Young Contemporaries seeking artists/writers interested in South Asian Arts (paid)

The Whitworth is looking for two emerging artists from any arts discipline to help them shape Whitworth Young Contemporaries. You will use South Asian art to inspire groups of young people to engage with the gallery and have the opportunity to develop skills as a creative practitioner working specifically with a 15-25 audience.

What you will do:
• Using your skills as an artist, cultural producer and workshop leader you will work collaboratively with young people, gallery learning and curatorial staff to develop ideas.
• Drawing inspiration from our South Asian exhibitions and collections, including textiles exhibition Beyond Borders and contemporary work from Raqs Media Collective you will plan and deliver workshops to engage South Asian youth groups.
• Support the development of our artistic programming.

Who you are:
• You are an emerging artist from any arts discipline (e.g dancer, musician, visual artists, poet, theatre performer, writer, rapper, sculptor etc) aged 25 or under.
• Have a connection, understanding or interest in South Asian art, culture and communities.
• You have an interest and ability to engage young people aged 15-25 from all backgrounds.
• You are interested in working collaboratively, in partnership with artists and young people across art forms.
• You are able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Location: North West

How to apply: find out more here

Deadline: 7 July 2017 

Source: Arts Jobs

Want to work with LPB? We’re recruiting!

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience working for a non-profit arts startup?  Come and join the LPB Team… 

London Playwright’s Blog is in the process of expanding our team, to provide even more great content for our readers and community.

We’re interested in hearing from self-starters with a passion for writing and interest in leading within an online community.

The Roles

LPB is currently looking for people for two new roles:


Help us grow our content, write original pieces and oversee commissions, and contribute to the creative growth of the blog.
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Hear about the latest news first and gain experience writing online by contributing to our opportunities postings.
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Everyone on the LPB team currently works on a volunteer basis, and that would also be the case for these roles, which are both unpaid.

While both these roles have deadline-driven responsibilities, the work can be done in a flexible way from home at hours that suit you.  So this is a great opportunity to gain new experience while working around your existing commitments.

A sneak preview…

Curious about what it’s really like working with LPB?  Read this post from our former Intern Hector Dyer, who played a key role in supporting our opportunities posting and events, and has since created work at the Barbican Centre and for New Diorama’s Incoming Festival with Bellow Theatre.


Be sure to send your application in to by the deadline on Friday 23 June 2017 at 5pm if you’re interested.

London Playwrights’ Workshop welcomes people of all backgrounds.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Image: The company of the 2016 Dark Horse Festival, Eulanda Shead Photography.

Intern sought for London Playwrights’ Blog

Interested in learning about blogging and supporting playwrights? We want to hear from you!

London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support the work of London Playwrights Blog.

The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer interested in learning about blogging and getting involved with a non-profit company during its startup stage.

About the job: The role will primarily focus on supporting LPB in finding and posting opportunities and producing the weekly opportunities roundup. For a person with the right interests and experience, there may also be opportunities to write additional content for the site.  The role may involve other administrative tasks, according to the needs of the organisation.  There will also be opportunities to become involved with the exciting new projects we’ve got coming up in the next few months.

Key Skills:

  • Confident writing skills
  • Reliable personality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent spelling/grammar
  • Proactive and able to work independently
  • Able to follow a writing style guide

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.

No previous experience of blogging or WordPress is required, as training will be provided in these areas.

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

What you’ll get out of it: 

  • Training in how to blog and use WordPress software
  • Your byline included on London Playwrights’ Blog
  • Excellent knowledge of the new writing landscape in London
  • Firsthand experience of working in a theatre non-profit
  • Hands-on experience at key events, including London Writers’ Week

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 July-October 2017.

Payment: This post is unpaid. London Playwrights Blog is run on a voluntary basis by its staff and writers, and this applies to the Intern role as well.

What to submit:  Please send us:

How to apply: Send your application materials to, including the job title in the email subject.

Because blogs are deadline-driven, producing polished and accurate work to schedule is the most essential component of this role. Should you be shortlisted, we’ll ask for a reference who can speak to your capabilities and strengths in these areas. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to complete a short exercise to show their aptitude for producing content for our site.

Deadline: Friday 23 June 2017 at 5pm

(And for an inside look at what it’s like working with the LPB team, read this post from our former intern Hector Dyer about what really happens behind the scenes.)


Editor sought for London Playwrights’ Blog

Are you a keen blogger with a flair for creating original content? Are you interested in supporting emerging playwrights? Then we want to hear from you!

London Playwrights’ Workshop is seeking an Editor to oversee and expand the original content put out on London Playwrights’ Blog.

The post is ideally suited to an experienced content writer/ blogger with a passion for new writing. Whilst you don’t have to be a playwright to apply, you’ll need to have an in-depth knowledge of the challenges emerging writers face, so that you can create engaging content for our readers.

About the job: The Editor will take a leadership role in programming and delivering all creative content for the London Playwrights Blog website.

The role will involve commissioning original content, liaising with writers to ensure content is delivered and editing their work. Working closely with the London Playwrights’ Blog team, you’ll be expected to produce your own original content and respond to the needs and interests of our online readers.

The Editor would be responsible for designing and executing an editorial calendar of original content, with support from the other members of the artistic team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for the opportunity to put their own stamp on the editorial voice of a digital publication. We are planning on making updates to the site later this year, and the Editor would have the opportunity to play a key role in providing input for this redesign.

Key skills: Previous experience of writing original content is essential.

The right candidate will have excellent editing skills and a sharp eye for detail, as well as the creative vision required to deliver engaging content that is consistent with our brand. You must be highly motivated and to be able to work to tight deadlines. You’ll also need excellent communication skills in order to work well as part of our team and the content writers you will be looking after.

Previous experience of WordPress or other blogging software is expected.  An affinity for design and ability to use images and graphics effectively in their content would be highly desirable.

We would also be interested in hearing from someone with ideas about how to integrate other digital content (video, etc) into our editorial offerings, although creating written content currently makes up the primary responsibilities for this role.

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

What you’ll get out of it: 

  • The opportunity to put your creative stamp on LPB content and help steer the future direction of the blog
  • Access to a dedicated readership numbering of thousands
  • Experience commissioning content and working with other writers
  • A new platform for your own writing on London Playwrights’ Blog
  • An opportunity to expand your professional network, both online and through LPB events
  • First-hand experience working closely with the founders at a non-profit arts startup
  • The chance to make a genuine difference to people in the new writing community

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!

We are looking for someone who can commit to the role for at least six months and preferably someone who wants to make the role ‘their own’ and work with us on a permanent basis.

Payment: This post is unpaid. London Playwrights Blog is run on a voluntary basis by its staff and writers, and this currently applies to the Editor role as well.

What to submit:  Please send us:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working with LPB and why you think you’re right for the role
  • Three links to previous work/clippings demonstrating your experience

Please also include an equal opportunities monitoring form if you are comfortable supplying this information.  (Why do we ask for this information? Click if you’re curious!)

How to apply: Send your application materials to, including the job title in the email subject.

Because our website is essentially ‘the face’ of our organisation, it’s important that you can demonstrate a strong track record for creating high quality work. Should you be shortlisted, we’ll ask for a reference who can speak to your capabilities and strengths in these areas.  We may also ask you to complete a short written exercise.

Deadline: Friday 23 June 2017 at 5pm

(And for an inside look at what it’s like working with the LPB team, read this post from our former intern Hector Dyer about what really happens behind the scenes.)

Image: Aaron Mello

Hollyoaks seeking Storyliner (experience required)

Hollyoaks are currently searching for an experienced, passionate STORYLINER to join their hard-working and talented team.

They are seeking an experienced Storyliner, but will also consider experienced Assistant/Junior Storyliners, Assistant Script Editors, Archivists, Researchers or equivalent editorial roles, who are looking to move up the career ladder. However, it is essential that you have at least 1 year’s editorial experience on a continuing drama and you must be able to demonstrate the following essential skills:

  • A brilliant instinct for the balance of comedy, high drama and heart-breaking human stories that define the show.
  • An excellent grasp of script structure and story, both within episodes and longer narrative arcs
  • The ability to work calmly to tight deadlines and to maintain high standards within the demanding environment of high-volume drama, which requires rock-solid organisational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a high-level of creativity and the confidence to contribute to story talk-throughs in an inspiring and meaningful way.
  • An interest in keeping abreast of youth culture, and have an awareness of current issues to help generate agenda-setting stories.
  • Excellent written English, with the ability to write an exciting and engaging storyline to the house style.
  • A good awareness of the production elements of making drama for television.

Salary is dependent on experience.

How to apply:  Interested applications should apply by sending a CV and cover letter to

Deadline:  Friday 9 June 2017 at close of business

Source: Broadcast Jobs via  @hannykha

Dreamfusion seeking experienced screenwriter for feature (paid)

Experienced screenwriter wanted for feature film script development

Dreamfusion production company is seeking a screenwriter with writing credits on at least one released feature and/or writer credits for a televised drama, to develop an existing treatment into a screenplay for a feature-length film.

They  are planning a feature film drama to be shot in the Midlands featuring themes of disability, sport, family challenges and overcoming adversity. Based on real-life events, it is of the utmost importance that the screenwriter can honour the amazing people behind their moving and inspiring story, while also injecting humour and bringing every one of the characters to life.Due to the nature of the story, it will be necessary for the chosen screenwriter to carry out in-depth research on the subject matter during development of the screenplay. A considerable amount of research and interview material has already been gathered to support this process.

“The proposed length of project engagement will be April 2017 to August 2018 and we will require a first draft of the screenplay within six months of the commission being awarded. The estimated shoot date will be August 2018. This is a paid commission in accordance with Writers’ Guild fee guidelines.

At this time, we would like to receive expressions of interest from screenwriters who have written at least one feature-length screenplay for a produced and screened feature film or equivalent length TV drama. Film work should have had theatrical or other release or have been shown at a major film festival.”

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

How to  apply: please submit a one-page cover letter, samples of your film script work, together with your CV resumé and industry references via external links to Dropbox or other file sharing platforms, together with links to your work on IMDB or other online sites.

Deadline: 21 April 2017

Source: Arts Jobs

Game-writing opportunity for trainees on Zombies, Run! (paid)

Zombies, Run!, the smartphone health and fitness app that has topped the charts regularly since its launch in 2012, is looking for two or three trainee writers.

It has been downloaded over 3 million times and its lead writer and co-creator, Naomi Alderman, has been responsible for the production of five seasons of the game.

Now she’s looking for two or three trainee writers to join her and see if they have what it takes to join the writing team for the next season.

What skills you need:  Story lining, editing, dialogue and ideas – you’ll have the chance to look at all of these skills as part of this traineeship, and if you excel, well, you’ll get an additional fee and a foot in the door of writing for games and the online world.

You’re over 18. You can write. You can plot a story. You can work to deadlines. You can take and give useful criticism. You can travel to London or work via Skype with the team over the course of the traineeship. You have the capacity for a potential trip to Israel in 2017.

What you get in return:   a fee, a mentor, a network, an opportunity.

How to apply: Download the details here .

Naomi says please make your application in good time and only  mail Naomi with a question about the process if you really can’t find the answer you need in the details attached.

Deadline: 31 January 2017 at midnight

Source:  @NaomiAllthenews

Graeae seeking part-time Literary Assistant

Graeae is seeking a new Literary Assistant. The successful applicant will support the literary team to run its year long programme for Deaf and disabled writers, Write to Play, and will assist the Playlabs and Playchats programmes.

Contract / Pay: £20,500 FTE – Part Time, Fixed Term (3 days per week, 15 month contract)

How to apply:  If you’d like to apply, please visit their website and download the Information Pack, Application Form and Equal Ops Form below.

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community.

Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017 at 12pm

Source: @Playwriting_UK