Board Director


Due to retirement, we are currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for a range of skills. In order to complement and enhance the existing skills of current Directors, we are particularly seeking, but not exclusively Directors who have professional experience in the following sectors:

  • Experience within fundraising and income generation
  • Business Management
  • Community Diversity

As a member of our Board, you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the performing arts, with a particular interest in the New Wolsey Theatre. All Directors are expected to attend Board Meetings (usually four each year), Press and Guest Nights and Supporters events, and become part of specific Task Groups, relevant to their expertise, if required. Our Directors are ambassadors for the theatre within the community and regularly support the work of the theatre through attendance at various performances, including produced productions, visiting work and the work of our creative learning team.

As an organisation committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and D/deaf and disabled individuals, as BAME and D/deaf and disabled people are currently under-represented on the Board. We would also welcome applications from individuals under the age of 30.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Board, please submit an up to date CV and a supporting statement outlining why you are particularly interested in joining the Board of Directors of the New Wolsey Theatre and how you feel your skills and/or experience fulfils one or more of the above criteria.

C.V.s and Supporting Statements should be submitted to Lucy Parker, Operations Manager, at lparker@wolseytheatre.co.uk  by 10am on Monday 23rd September 2019

Download the full application pack –

Word: Board Director – Information Pack – June 2019

PDF: Board Director – Information Pack – June 2019

Marketing Manager


The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for a Marketing Manager to join the Communications team.

The Marketing Manager is an existing role where the successful candidate will manage three essential areas of delivery:

  • Creating innovative, exciting marketing collateral for all aspects of the theatre’s work including produced shows, presented shows and all strands of our participation activity
  • Working with local and national press and stakeholders to tell our stories and celebrate our successes
  • Supporting and working alongside the other teams within the department (FOH, Sales and Relationships) as we continue to work cohesively to ensure the customer experience is at the heart of our work.

This role is highly collaborative and the successful candidate will be the theatre’s primary liaison with designers, journalists, advertising partners, stakeholders and marketing teams in partner venues.

If your background in marketing, advertising or PR and your dynamic interpersonal skills are ready to be developed in a challenging and supportive arts environment, this could be the role for you.

Marketing Manager Application Pack

Marketing Manager Application Form

Completed applications should be returned to Julie French, Administration Assistant at jfrench@wolseytheatre.co.uk by 10am on Wednesday 24th July 2019

Please note you must complete an application form to be considered for this position, we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019. Candidates should be able to attend interview on this date.

As an organisation accredited by the Job Centre as a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all D/deaf and disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

StartEast – Project Manager – Fixed Term


StartEast: Building the cultural economy across Norfolk and Suffolk

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage all aspects of the final completion stage of the StartEast project, working with the New Wolsey Theatre, Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council. The successful candidate will have a track record in the strategic development, management and delivery of high quality programmes and will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

This is a fixed term contract running from Monday 12th August to Monday 30th September 2019.

StartEast is a £1.2 million project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Arts Council England (ACE) and developed by the New Anglia LEP Cultural Board as part of their initiative to make Norfolk and Suffolk places where enterprising, creative people can start up and build sustainable, cultural enterprises.

Completed applications should be returned by 12 noon on Tuesday 30th July 2019

Please note you must complete an application form to be considered for this position, we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019. Candidates should be able to attend interview on this date.

StartEast launched in June 2017 and is providing business support and investment for over 350 creative small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs. The current portfolio includes theatre, dance, music, writers, design, visual art and a cluster of arts practitioners working in in health, education and social care settings.

StartEast is managed by Norfolk County Council and delivered by the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich with support from Suffolk County Council and a Steering Group of regional partners and stakeholders.

StartEast Project Manager Job Pack

StartEast Project Manager Application Form

Please send completed applications to Julie French, Administration Assistant by email: jfrench@wolseytheatre.co.uk, or by sealed envelope, marked as Private and Confidential, to: Julie French, New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.

As an organisation accredited by the Job Centre as a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all D/deaf and disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The New Wolsey Theatre is committed to equal opportunities, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Creative Learning Practitioners


We are looking for freelance theatre practitioners!

Our Creative Learning Team offer a range of opportunities for young people, through both our core participatory work and the workshops and other opportunities we create for schools.

We are looking to expand our pool of freelance theatre practitioners, for various future projects in a range of settings. These may be projects in primary or secondary schools, pupil referral units or with community groups, and could cover a wide range of themes under the broader theatre making banner. See the links below for more details on the work that we do:

Creative Learning at NWT:

https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/creative-learning/

 

Experience required:

  • A range of practical performing arts skills
  • Experience of workshop planning
  • Experience of delivering workshops for young people aged between 7-18 years old and community groups
  • Experience of guiding young people towards a performance
  • Committed to developing young people’s skills as theatre makers, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
  • Committed to developing young people’s confidence and aspiration
  • Able to manage potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Experience of co-facilitation
  • Self-motivated, efficient, and well organised
  • Able to take responsibility while working within a team

Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate.

If you would like to be considered to work for us as a practitioner, please submit your CV and a short covering letter to Sian Thomas sthomas@wolseytheatre.co.uk or post to New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.

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