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Thank you for your interest in joining the New Wolsey Theatre team. Regretfully, due to the level of interest, we’re not able to keep CVs on file and accept speculative applications.

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Executive Director – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking to appoint a new Executive Director.

This is an exciting role for an imaginative, ambitious and entrepreneurial change maker, to lead the continued development of the New Wolsey Theatre, promoting an organisational culture which achieves the highest standards of inclusive artistic and community outcomes. The Executive Director is responsible to the Board, leading on the strategic planning plus the financial and operational activities of the theatre. They are the public face of the theatre, leading on stakeholder management and advocacy and working closely with other members of the leadership team to shape and deliver the theatre’s artistic vision.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will lead subsequent recruitment to appoint other leadership role(s) to complement their skill set and support them in delivering this complex brief. However, we are open to candidates who wish to put themselves forward as a package and outline how they will establish a structure to cover the wider leadership.

If you have a detailed understanding of how arts/cultural organisations work; are able to bring previous organisational, artistic and operational experience to bear of the challenges and opportunities for NWT; and a passionate commitment to diversity and inclusion, we would love to hear from you.

It’s also essential that you are willing to embed yourself in the life of the town and the county of Suffolk. The New Wolsey Theatre is central to the business, education and voluntary and community sector in Ipswich. In addition to the NWT, Ipswich is home to local, regional and internationally renowned companies at the centre of new performance practise, including DanceEast, Gecko Theatre, High Tide, Russell Maliphant, Spill Festival, Eastern Angles and Red Rose Chain.

The theatre is keen to receive a wide range of applications and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially those currently less represented in our industry and on our stages. We are willing to explore and support development needs and are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

Click here for the Candidate Pack (PDF) – also available in British Sign Language here.

Click here for the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Questionnaire.

If you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to fully participate, or would like the candidate pack in a different format please get in touch with Lucy Parker at lparker@wolseytheatre.co.uk

The closing date is noon on Monday 29th November 2021.

 

Marketing Assistant

There couldn’t be a better time to join the New Wolsey theatre team as our Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is in full swing (oh yes it is!) and we are approaching a new and exciting Spring season! As Marketing Assistant you will get involved in various marketing activities and projects including social media account handling, website updates, and the design and production of marketing materials.

You will work in the marketing and sales team contributing to the day-to-day running of the department. You will need to have some skill or experience in digital media, marketing, marketing administration, media support or digital media support.

If you have good communication and writing skills, enjoy working as part of a busy team and you’re looking for the chance to make your mark, come and take a look.

The closing date for this role is 10am, Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 11th January 2022. Candidates should be able to attend an 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.

We will facilitate any Access To Work claims if appropriate, and any access costs will be covered up front including any access required for attending interviews.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially those currently less represented in our industry and on our stages. We are particularly interested to receive applications for this role from people who identify as deaf and disabled people, and neurodiverse people.

We are happy to make all reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the application or selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

How to apply:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form

Please download the Recruitment Pack (below) for further details including the full Job Description.

Recruitment Pack Marketing Assistant [Nov 2021]

New Wolsey Theatre Application Form [Nov 2021]

 

Creative Communities Administrator

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for a full time Creative Communities Administrator. If you have passion for the arts and arts education, a strong track record in managing, maintaining and developing organisational systems and processes, and enjoy working as part of a busy team, you could be a great match for this role.

The Creative Communities Administrator will support the Head of Creative Communities and team to develop new and innovative programmes with the communities of Ipswich and Suffolk and to ensure the continued success of the New Wolsey’s learning & participation offer. If this sounds like you, come and take a look.

You will work alongside colleagues from across the theatre, in an administrative role ideally suited to applicants with excellent communication skills and an interest in supporting our work with young people and diverse communities. If you are conscientious, enthusiastic, professional with a good sense of humour and a positive outlook this could be the job for you.

The closing date for this role is 10am, Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 12th January 2022. Candidates should be able to attend an 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.

We will facilitate any Access To Work claims if appropriate, and any access costs will be covered up front including any access required for attending interviews.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially those currently less represented in our industry and on our stages. We are particularly interested to receive applications for this role from people who identify as deaf and disabled people, and neurodiverse people.

We are happy to make all reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the application or selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

How to apply:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form

Please download the Recruitment Pack (below) for further details including the full Job Description.

Recruitment Pack Creative Communities Administrator [Nov 2021]

New Wolsey Theatre Application Form [Nov 2021]

 

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for arts practitioners who have experience in working with disabled young people and those with additional needs, to join our Youth Theatre Squared group delivery team. Read on for more information!

Our Youth Theatre Squared groups offer a relaxed space specifically for disabled young people, and young people who have additional needs, to take part in creative activities in an inclusive and supported environment. Sessions are engaging and fun, and are designed to build confidence, aid communication and raise aspirations.

Each term all our youth theatre groups (8 in total) explore a new theme, which this term is FREEDOM. Our practitioners are encouraged to approach each theme as a jumping off point and with their own practice in mind, while ensuring that participant voice is front and centre. While theatre making and storytelling are central to our practice, we are keen to introduce other creative disciplines to these groups to further develop skills and confidence.

Youth Theatre Squared groups meet as follows:

Mondays during term time at NW2 (the participation building right in front of the main New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS)

Group 1: 5.45pm-7pm (approx. 4-5 participants with a higher level of need)

Group 2: 7.45pm-9pm (approx. 12 participants with a lower level of need)

We are keen to hear from practitioners with the following skills:

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

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially those currently less represented in our organisation, the arts industry and on our stages. We are particularly interested to receive applications for this role from people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as deaf and disabled people, and neurodiverse people.

We are happy to make all reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV and a short letter telling us your relevant experience to Sian Thomas, Creative Communities Producer:

Email: sthomas@wolseytheatre.co.uk

Post: New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.

Deadline to apply: Monday 4th October at 5pm

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