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Vacancies

Listed below are all current vacancies at the New Vic. We are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

If you are interested in any of these positions, the relevant application form must be completed. In the interests of fairness, we do not consider CV’s and covering letters when shortlisting candidates for interview.

The New Vic does not keep CV’s on file, so please only apply based on advertised vacancies.

Current Vacancies 

Artist Recruitment – Roll Up, Roll Up

2018 is a significant year for Circus, and particularly Newcastle-under-Lyme, being the 250th anniversary of the moment Philip Astley, local son of a cabinet maker, drew out the first circus ring, creating circus. Astley became a byword for circus: honoured by royalty; immortalised in Dickens’ fiction; the creator of this great art form which speaks across ages, across nations, and which is today enjoying a creative renaissance.

As part of our programme of events entitled Circus Past, Present and Future, the New Vic are collaborating with the Philip Astley Project to create Roll Up, Roll Up a community performance piece inspired by Philip Astley, to be performed at the Philip Astley Project’s event in August 2018.

We are seeking a Director, Circus Leader, Choir Leader and Writer to work on developing the piece, and running a series of development and rehearsal workshops for those community members involved in the piece.

Overall Dates:
Project Planning & narrative building: September 2017 – January 2018
Recruitment of Participants: February 2018 – May 2018
Workshop Delivery: June 2018 – July 2018
Performance: August 2018

Director
Working with the New Vic Theatre Education department, and other Roll Up creatives, the Director will assist with project planning and delivery, including collaborating with the writer on the narrative and scope of the performance. They will plan and deliver a series of 8 acting workshops for the participants recruited for the performance, and attend at least 3 circus/music sessions, more if required for realising the performance. They will also be responsible for overseeing dress rehearsals and the performance day. This role will suit collaborative individuals with experience of working with community members, delivering high quality acting workshops suited to the skill sets of participants, and of overseeing multi-art form performances. The fee for this role is £3,000, this is an inclusive fee to include all VAT, and expenses.

Writer
Working with the New Vic Theatre Education department, members of the Philip Astley Project, and other Roll Up creatives. The writer will produce a piece 15 – 30 minutes long, containing music, inspired by Philip Astley and his relationship with Newcastle-under-Lyme, aimed at contextualising the heritage of circus for both audience and participants. The narrative of the piece will be developed in collaboration with the Philip Astley Project, and the writer will be expected to attend one planning session and at least two narrative building/sharing sessions. This role will suit writers experienced in writing for community participants, and in incorporating other aspects into their writing, in this instance music and circus, and interested in working collaboratively on the beginnings of building a narrative. The fee for this role is £1,000, this is an inclusive fee to include all VAT and expenses.

Circus Lead
Working with the New Vic Theatre Education department, and other Roll Up creatives, the Circus Lead will develop and deliver the circus aspect of the programme. This will include attending a project planning session with the rest of the creative team, developing and delivering 8 circus skills workshops, ensuring that participants have developed the skills required for the performance within these sessions. They will also be required to attend the dress rehearsal and performance. This role will suit an experienced circus workshop leader, accustomed to working with, and training to a high skill, community members, and interested in exploring using circus skills across art-forms. The fee for this role is £2,700, this is an inclusive fee to include all VAT and expenses.

Choir Lead
Working with the New Vic Theatre Education department, and other Roll Up creatives, the Choir Lead will develop and deliver the choral/music aspect of the programme. This will include attending a project planning session with the rest of the creative team, developing and delivering 4 Choir/Music workshops, ensuring that participants have developed the skills required for the performance within these sessions. They will also be required to attend the dress rehearsal and performance. This role will suit an experienced choir, or musical director, accustomed to working with community members, and with combining music and live drama. The fee for this role is £1,500, this is an inclusive fee to include all VAT and expenses.

The successful artists will be dynamic individuals, open to working inclusively with members of different communities to engage in creative work. We encourage applications from Artists working locally, regionally and nationally.

To apply, artists should send:

  • CV & examples of work
  • Complete our Equal Opportunities form form
  • Submit 350 words explaining why you are interested in the role you are applying for and outlining your approach to workshop delivery.

Deadline: 12pm on 25 August 2017
Interview Dates: 14 September 2017
All artists also need to be available for a planning day on 4 October 2017

Please submit applications to: lparry@newvictheatre.org.uk  or call Lynn Parry on 01782 381366

Roll Up, Roll Up is supported by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Philip Astley Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by Staffordshire University.

The New Vic is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

Deputy Stage Manager

43 hours per week.
UK Theatre/Equity Subsidised Repertory Contract
£453 per week (MRSL 2 Rate)
Contract commences: 30 October 2017

We’re looking for an experienced Deputy Stage Manager to join the team at this ambitious mid-scale theatre which produces year-round.

The successful candidate will have significant experience on the Book for large scale productions, which in 2018 will include live music and circus.

We’re looking for a team player, with excellent communication skills and an organised and flexible approach to work. A full driving licence is essential. Experience in mid-scale /No1 touring, propmaking and a knowledge of health and safety is desirable.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 8 September 2017 at 10am.

First round interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

To apply please download an information pack and application form, or request one by telephoning 01782 381371, or email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk

The New Vic is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

Casual Workshop Freelancers

Our workshop team are responsible for bringing to life the sets, floors, furniture and other scenic items for all New Vic productions.

During the theatre’s busier periods we rely on support from experienced freelancers who contribute both to scenic artistry and prop making on a casual basis. We are pleased to say that we are now looking to expand our database of Casual Workshop Freelancers.

Typically they have a mixture of skills, including carpentry, theatre prop making and set building, interpreting design drawings, specialist painting and texturing techniques.

If you would like to join our database please download the application form here: Casual Workshop Freelancers App Form and return along with some recent pictures of your work to recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk or by post to: New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0JG.

Your details will be kept on file and you will be contacted when suitable opportunities arise.

The New Vic is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applicants from all sections of the community.