Associate Director

(Common Wealth and National Theatre Wales)

Are you an aspiring theatre director from a working-class background?

Do you have an interest in how theatre is made? By who? And who for?

Are you making change happen around you? Do you want to make change happen?

Common Wealth and National Theatre Wales are looking for a theatre director / theatre maker at an early stage of their career, of any age, to work in our organisations. This new, one year post is part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme which is on a mission to make the arts more representative of the UK. Common Wealth, National Theatre Wales and Jerwood Arts are passionate about making the sector a more inclusive place to work. For this reason, this post is targeted at someone from a lower-socioeconomic background – someone who might call themselves working-class.

About the Role

Salary: £19,500

Contract Type : 1 year, fixed term

In this role, you will work across Common Wealth and National Theatre Wales to:

  • Support the creation, development and delivery of theatre productions staged in non-theatre buildings
  • Initiate and develop your own creative project with support
  • Work as part of Common Wealth & National Theatre Wales to develop your experience and skills in directing, producing and artistic leadership

The Associate Director will work closely with the Director(s) and Lead Artists of our productions. They will support them to realise their vision for the work whilst gaining crucial insights into the process of creating large scale productions in site-located contexts (including the digital space), with authentic links to local communities.

Additionally, through Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, you will participate in a professional development programme and be part of a UK wide network of similar posts. 

 This job will offer you new skills, techniques and tools, a range of new contacts within the industry, and a unique insight into the making processes of Common Wealth and National Theatre Wales.  Skills gained may include making site specific performance, devising, co-creation and collaborating with artists and communities, artistic leadership, workshop facilitation and working in large and small scale organisations. 

 Full details and the application pack, including further information on what is meant by ‘lower socio-economic background’ and details of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary programme can be found in our job pack

Associate Director_Jerwood Fellowship_Job Pack

DEADLINE: Tuesday 1 December, 12pm