Assistant Director

We are looking for an Assistant Director to join the team for a 12 month placement.

The Assistant Director will work with our Artistic and Creative Learning Teams on the realisation of a high-quality and creatively exciting programme of core produced work on the theatre’s main stages and within the theatre’s Creative Learning programme, whilst also developing skills, experience and confidence within their own creative practice.

If you have a passion for theatre, have experience of directing or participating in plays or projects (in a professional or amateur context), and are aspiring to become a Theatre Director, we would love to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in hearing from D/deaf and disabled applicants.

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 placement.

This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts. You must ensure you are eligible for this placement before applying. Information on this can be found in the below application pack:

Application Pack

Application Form

Completed applications should be returned to Sophie Weaver, Projects and HR Assistant at by 1.00pm on Thursday 30 November 2017

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 Wednesday 13 December 2017. Candidates must be able to attend interview on this date.

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 (Young Theatre Makers), 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, or pupil referral units, 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:


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
  • Experience of guiding young people towards a performance
  • Experience of co-facilitation
  • Able to manage potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Self-motivated, efficient, and well organised
  • Able to take responsibility while working within a team
  • Committed to developing young people’s skills as theatre makers, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.

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 Marcus Neal or post to New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.

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