Applause Job Opportunity – Outdoor Touring Development Officer

Applause Rural Touring works throughout Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Essex as well as further afield to ensure communities access professional theatre, music and other performing arts.

About this role at Applause

We are looking for a pro-active person to manage and develop our established outdoor touring programme. Applause runs an extensive outdoor touring season of over 100 dates sending out its commissioned performances to a range of commercial and voluntary led hosts.

This fixed term post will develop our outdoor touring model and requires a pro-active approach, a high level of accuracy and good communication skills. Our office base is currently in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, with a pending move planned and likely to be in the immediate area. You will oversee research into the business potential for our outdoor commissioned performance offer whilst building our programme to secure both commercial and subsidized outdoor performance bookings.

Hours of work:  35 hours per week (full-time)

Salary:  £ 23,000 pro rata

Contract:  Fixed term until October 2023

Deadline to apply:  Thursday 12th January 2023

Click on the link below for full job description and information on how to apply.

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Applause Job Opportunity – Participation and Engagement Officer

Applause Rural Touring works throughout Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Essex as well as further afield to ensure communities access professional theatre, music and other performing arts.

About this role at Applause

We are looking for a dynamic individual to work alongside the Applause team developing our community and audience engagement programmes. Working closely with communities across the Applause network in the South East (but with an emphasis on our priority areas within the counties of Kent, Medway, and Essex) the postholder will help drive our core programmes of work in the first 6-12 months as well as lay the ground work for future participation programmes.

You will be working with communities, artists, creative and non-creative networks and organisations supporting our strategic aim to widen participation opportunities for and with individuals and groups in rural and underrepresented communities.

Hours of work:  35 hours per week (full-time) evening and weekend work will be required.

Salary:  £ 27,000 pro rata

Contract:  3 year post

Deadline to apply:  Monday 23rd January 2023

Click on the link below for full job description and information on how to apply.

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Ragged Edge Productions are seeking new Trustees

Ragged Edge Productions are seeking new Trustees to increase the skills, knowledge and lived experience of our Board and to support our work in the years ahead.

While we are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in developing work in Cumbria and rural touring more generally, we particularly encourage applications from people with disability, people from culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds, young people and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We are also specifically seeking candidates with these skills:

  • Community based projects
  • Press and communications including digital marketing
  • Growing organisations
  • We are also open to what you might like to offer us!

About Ragged Edge Productions

Ragged Edge is an award-winning theatre company making entertaining and engaging shows which take a fresh look at current issues and ideas. We celebrate the power and creativity of theatre with quality shows at a time when funding for the arts is scarce. We take theatre to places on the edge of arts provision, in our countryside, towns and cities.

In its work Ragged Edge recognises that the local delivery of live performing arts is really important in maintaining the quality of life in a thriving rural community. It provides access to the arts for those that may not have the means to travel (particularly important in economically challenging times). We aim to be relevant to and appeal to rural communities and their culture.

We produce work for rural touring as well as theatres and community spaces. Recent activity includes a range of Audio Adventures – both professional performances and participatory projects working with community groups.

The Role of the Trustee

Ragged Edge is a registered charity (no. 1164255). The Trustees are legally responsible for the organisation. As a Trustee, you will help ensure that Ragged Edge complies with its governing documents and legal requirements, as well as supporting the company’s work. You will bring an external perspective and help the organisation in a way that suits your skills. You will act as an ambassador for Ragged Edge. There are four Trustee meetings each year, usually held in Cumbria but we have also met via Zoom. Take a look at the Ragged Edge Website here:

For an informal chat about being a Trustee please get in touch with Stefan Escreet, Artistic Director Or Heather Askew, Chair of Trustees

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Stefan Escreet, Artistic Director by 15 th August 2022.

Highlights Rural Touring Vacancy – General Manager

Highlights Rural Touring are looking for a General Manager to manage our day-to-day operations, our finances and our company administration. The General Manager will be a key member of our small team of 4 – working alongside Director, Kate Lynch, and our Communications Officer and Creative Engagement Officer. Our office is in Penrith, Cumbria but a mix of office and remote working is possible.

The post is 4 days a week, including some evening/weekend work.  There is flexibility in how these hours can be worked. Salary: £25,731 FTE.

Experience and/or an interest in the voluntary arts sector is helpful but we are also interested in hearing from people from other industry backgrounds.

The recruitment pack is here: General Manager Recruitment pack 2022

Application form is here: Highlights Application Form

Application guidance is here: Highlights Application Form Guidance Notes

For an informal chat about the role please get in touch with Kate Lynch, Director at / 017683 53954.

How to apply: Please return the application form to and complete the online equal opportunities form by midday on Thursday 14 April.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 April 2022. Interview questions will be provided in advance.

Slanjayvah Danza are seeking an experienced Touring Technician for their rural UK tour of 6 Feet, 3 Shoes.

  • ROLE: Technical (Touring)
  • JOB TYPE: Freelance ITC/Equity Contract
  • DATES: 1 st May – 23 May 2022 + appropriate prep work. (4 week contract) Role to resume for September/October/ November 2022.
  • LOCATION: Rehearsals will take place in Perthshire before touring commences in North England and across Scotland /England in the Autumn.
  • FEE: £ 750.00 per week + holiday pay + travel, subsistence & meal allowance paid in line with ITC / Equity rates

About the show

6 Feet, 3 Shoes is a small-scale show with dance, live music, song and text. We will be touring a multitude of village halls and small venues in rural areas. Some venues will have technical equipment; however, some have none. For this reason, we tour with our own technical set up including lights, sou nd system, stands, cables, compu ter e tc. The show has an existing technical specifica tion and appropriate equipment has already been sourced.


The role involves:

  • Working closely with the producers / Artistic Director / touring team of experienced performers to remount, rehearse and present the show
  • Driving a transit sized van with all show materials between all venues and to collect/return equipment
  • Producing risk assessments and ensuring safety in venues.
  • Undertaking administrative duties in relation to the role pre, during and post tour as required.
  • Managing and undertaking the get in, fit up and strikes of equipment, props (assisted by other team members)
  • Reviewing, familiarising with and adapting as required the existing light and sound designs to ensure the show is presented to the highest possible standards
  • Running the technical aspects of the show
  • Working with mac pro and associated programmes such as q – lab, Nomad
  • Joining meetings with the producer and Artistic Director
  • Communicating with our equipment hire companies


Essential Criteria

  • Exclusive full – time availability be tween 1 st – 23 rd May, then again for the autumn dates.
  • Previous professional experience as a Touring Technician (light and live sound)
  • Knowledge and experience of small – scale touring / previous e xperience of rural touring
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full driving license and a be confident driving a van .
  • Confidence in being fully responsible for all technical equipment set up and strike.
  • Previous knowledge, experience and confidence working with q – lab and nomad programmes
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight schedules.


To apply, please send an email of interest outlining your relevant experience and accompanied by a CV to .

Deadline 18 March 2022 .

Successful candidate notified by: 30th March 2022 .

If you would like to submit an application in a different format, please contact us by email initially and we can discuss this with you.

Black Country Touring is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator – Deadline Extended 15th Octboer

Black Country Touring (BCT) addresses the lack of opportunities for local people to access theatre, dance and film across Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley. We operate an urban touring scheme for live theatre, dance and film, make productions and projects born out of diverse stories of local life and empower and upskill children and young people through our work in schools. 

All of BCT’s work is focused on creating opportunities for local people of all backgrounds and ages to be actively involved in programming, promoting and creating a diverse range of performances and events.

Collaborative working is key to everything that we do and this is also integral to how we work as a team – sharing ideas, being open to possibilities and supporting each other in achieving our goals.

The ideal candidate for this role will be dynamic, agile and enthusiastic about engaging audiences who are often under-served by arts and culture. They will be an engaging storyteller, a visual thinker and a natural collaborator, who understands, and is able to harness, the latest trends in social media and online culture. This is a new role within the organisation: an exciting opportunity to shape and evolve the role, grow our reach online and support the development of our emerging and innovative digital programme. 

Previous marketing and communications experience is not a requirement: we will consider your transferable skills, experience and enthusiasm. 

BCT is committed to developing a more diverse workforce. We actively encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector and are representative of the diverse communities of the Black Country, specifically people from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds as well as people who identify as (d)Deaf, Disabled and/or LGBTQ+. We guarantee an interview to anyone who identifies as one or more of the above, who meets the skills and experience criteria in the job description.

Full Time (37.5 hours per week), permanent, hybrid working (a mix of at home and at the office)

Salary: £23,080 – £24,982 depending on experience

For more information about the role and to apply, visit:

Deadline is Friday 1st October 2021

ON Tour needs a new manager – could this be you?

Rural Arts is a registered charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities.

As part of our work, we run ON Tour, the rural touring scheme for North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. If you haven’t heard of rural touring, check out this introduction here!

ON Tour needs a new manager – could this be you?

As a senior member of the team, you will programme 70 high-quality live performances each year across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley in a range of unique community venues.

This dream job includes watching as much live performance as you can and supporting local people to bring something new to their community, in some of North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley’s most beautiful villages.

Part-time (3dpw) pro-rata of £25.6k, or £17k flat-rate freelance equivalent.

You can download the PDF version of the Recruitment Information Pack by clicking here.

You can download the Word version of the Recruitment Information Pack by clicking here.

Please submit your application by 23.59 on Thursday 9th September to or Recruitment, Rural Arts, The Courthouse, 4 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS.

If you have any questions, please contact or 01845 526 523 536.

Job Opportunity – Applause Marketing & Communications Officer

Applause is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation working throughout Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex as well as further afield to ensure communities access professional theatre, music and other performing arts.

We are looking to recruit a Marketing and Communications Officer who will form part of a small team including Director, Community Engagement Lead, Programme Lead, a project manager and an administrator.

This is a pivotal role in the organisation supporting all areas of our activity. Our office base is in Tunbridge Wells and the role will require partial office presence.

Full job description and information on how to apply can be found on the Applause website here.

You can also download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities form.

Marketing and Communications Officer

Reports to: Programme Lead
Hours of work: 3.5 days per week flexible hours
Salary: £24,000-£26,000 pro rata
Holiday: Pro rata from 23 days per annum plus statutory holidays (pro rata)
Probation Period: 4 months
Notice: 2 months following probation period
Contract Type: Permanent
Pension: Workplace Pension (NEST)
Deadline: 23rd June 2021
Interview period: 28/29th June 2021

Artsreach Marketing Officer Vacancy

Artsreach is a charity that arranges tours of professional theatre, dance and music to rural communities across Dorset and is part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual to assist with the marketing of all Artsreach events, to develop the Artsreach brand, and to support the Executive Co-Directors. You will be working alongside a highly motivated but small team to provide a professional service, accessible to the public through a network of volunteers.

The key emphasis of the role will be the promotion and enhancement of the Artsreach brand to increase participation in our activities through maximising the benefits of social media and responding to the needs of our audience, promoters and investors.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate marketing and communications experience in both traditional and digital media. Creativity, attention to detail, a good teamworking ethos plus a knowledge of and passion for the performing arts are essential to this role. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is an understanding of the power of arts and culture at professional and grassroots, community and voluntary level.

The successful candidate will lead on the creation of a marketing strategy and audience development plan for Artsreach, whilst confidently managing their time to deliver daily marketing activity.

This is a six-month, part-time contract, based on 2 days per week but with the potential for extension. Terms and conditions can be viewed within the full job description.

How to Apply
Please download and complete the Artsreach Job Application Form from the Artsreach website.
This should be returned, with an accompanying letter of application, telling us why you wish to apply for this job. Your application should set out the knowledge, skills and experience you offer set against the person specification and skills requirements in the Job Description, and giving examples of actual activities where possible.
Applications should be submitted either by email to or by post to Artsreach, The Little Keep, Barrack Rd,
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 9th July 2021

New Perspectives Theatre Company, Artistic Director, Job Advert

  • Job Title: Artistic Director/CEO
  • Company: New Perspectives Theatre Company
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: Circa £40,000

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic and visionary theatre maker to realise the artistic vision of the company, as New Perspectives approaches its 50th anniversary year.

We are considered to be a leading proponent of innovative theatre within the East Midlands region and nationally; this has been achieved through the development of a distinct artistic programme which embraces artistic rigour and independence. Our reputation has been developed from decades of touring imaginative theatre productions, creating projects in diverse rural and urban communities and contributing to placemaking.

The successful candidate will develop a bold artistic programme, continue to challenge and shape the work, champion new writing and develop new ways of connecting with our audiences.How to Apply

For the recruitment pack and to apply please go to our website at

We are committed to diversity, inclusivity and equality and particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Closing DateThe closing date for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday 14 June 2021.