Administration Assistant

The New Wolsey Theatre is currently offering a yearlong development opportunity in arts administration. This paid, full-time position is suited to someone with an interest in theatre and the arts that has a good understanding of Microsoft Office programmes and is enthusiastic and willing to learn. You will be working in our collaborative Operations Team that is central to the theatre’s management and over the course of the year you will learn and take ownership of a range of different day-to-day or longer reaching tasks and projects.
This role is 35 hours per week with an annual salary of £15,785.

The New Wolsey Theatre is an organisation committed to creating more engagement and opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse people on our stages, in our workforce and in our audiences. We are the lead partner of Ramps on the Moon, a project developed by a group of six theatre organisations that aims to normalise the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled individuals in the arts sector and beyond. You can find out more about what we do by visiting the Ramps on the Moon Website. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from D/deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse individuals that would like to develop their skills and work behind the scenes at a busy regional theatre. Please make us aware of any access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them in advance.

If you identify as disabled and this opportunity interests you, we would love you to get in touch.
Please introduce yourself to us by email or phone by Monday 22 October  using the details below.

E-mail: Lucy Parker, Operations Manager
Telephone: 01473 295 940
Alternatively, you can write to us at New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS
If there’s a better way for you to meet with us do let us know.

Call Out for D/deaf and Disabled actor/musicians and actor/singers

The New Wolsey Theatre is keen to extend our pool of D/deaf and disabled actor/musicians and actor/singers and will be hosting a casting call on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at Toynbee Studios, London.

We are a mid-scale venue that typically produces at least two actor-musician shows per year including our rock’n’roll pantomime. Next year we are specifically looking to cast for a new musical production, as well as our panto in the Autumn 2019 season. In addition, we are hoping to find individuals we might keep in our general pool, who we will also be able to recommend to other theatres in our networks.

The day will provide an opportunity to meet a range of Artistic Directors. Those attending will be asked to bring their own instrument and prepare a song.

Please send your cover letter and a CV, as well as listing any specific access requirements to by Friday 21st September at 4pm

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:


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

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