Common Wealth are looking for eight creative people aged 18-30 to join our new Performance Collective.

The Performance Collective will collaborate with us to make and perform in new productions for audiences in Bradford and beyond. You will train as facilitators and performance makers in Common Wealth’s methodology preparing you to lead workshops in schools, youth centres and more. This is a paid, creative, practical training opportunity.

You will be employed two days a week, starting January 2024, initially for one year with potential to extend your contract to two years.


  • 18-30 years old
  • Based in West Yorkshire and able to commute to Bradford
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • You do not need to have performed professionally before
  • You won’t necessarily be an ‘actor’
  • You will have a lot to say about the world. Common Wealth is a political theatre company: we want to change the world and we want to work with young people who can identify issues in society and work together creatively to make change
  • We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage people to apply who are working class and under-represented in the theatre industry. This includes people who are Black, Asian, Roma, Eastern European, queer, have lived experience of disability, caring responsibilities or are care experienced.



We are holding an Open Evening at Common Space on Wednesday 27 September, 6-8pm, so you can meet the team, find out more about our work and ask any questions you may have.


Please read this CALL OUT document in full before applying.  It includes the Job Description and recruitment timetable.

Once you’ve read the CALL OUT document, you can apply in three different ways:

1. IN WRITING via this online application form.  You will need to do this in one sitting and submit when completed as you cannot save your progress.

2. BY VIDEO or 3. BY VOICE NOTE. Recording a response for each question from the online application form. Please keep your answers to 3 minutes or less (per question).

Please email video and voice notes to [email protected] or send by WhatsApp to 07463 348413 (company mobile). Please note this phone is only checked in office hours (Mon-Fri, 10-5pm). Please state your full name and date 0f birth on any messages sent via mobile.

In addition, please download, complete, save a copy and email your completed Equal Opportunities Form to [email protected].   (Please do not complete the form online).

DEADLINE (for First Stage): Tuesday 10 October 2023, midnight

If you would like to have an informal, confidential conversation about the collective, please contact May McQuade: [email protected] and/or Saoirse Teale: [email protected]