As a theatre company we are proud to co-create high quality shows for children and…
S&N Theatre is seeking to fill a new role within the company: Assistant Producer, to work closely with the Producer and in particular to manage the company’s education and outreach work.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an established touring company with a wealth of experience of creating and touring work for families.
Initially the role has funding for an 8-month period on the basis of 1 day per week.
The fee for 32 days is fixed at £3,520, flexible working is possible and it is anticipated that the bulk of the work would be carried out from home.
There is potential for a longer-term association with the company for the right person and subject to further successful funding applications.
This opportunity is suitable for an early careers producer, as you will receive mentorship and training from S&N’s Producer and Artistic Director. S&N Theatre promotes equality & diversity and positively welcomes applications from people with backgrounds not well represented in the arts, such as those from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Please let us know if this is you.
The role will focus on supporting our programme of outreach and education work for children, in schools and in the home. It will also support our co-creation courses for artists. You will work closely with our main venue partners and our Participation consultant Anna Murphy (Kneehigh), as well as supporting artists who deliver our workshops. We are making digital workshops and films alongside our live performances, so an interest in digital distribution would be an advantage.
To express interest in this role please send a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to outline your skills & experience and to explain what interests you about working with the company. Please be honest about your strengths and weaknesses, as this is a role that will be supported by mentoring from an experienced producer.
Please send your application to Jane McGibbon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is by 5pm on Monday 13th December 2021
Interviews will be held on zoom Tuesday 21st December 2021
Role will commence from 1st January 2022.
S&N Theatre (Stuff and Nonsense) is a spirited production company making inspiring theatre for bold adventurers. We work with children, families, artists & theatres across the UK to make excellent contemporary theatre for family audiences.
We are passionate about children’s creativity & place it at the heart of what we do, working with incredible artists to make outstanding theatre that excites children & enables adults to become seriously playful.
Since 2010 we have toured over 2,200 live performances to more than 320,000 people and generated £2.5 million in box office income.
Based at The Lyric Theatre, Bridport, S&N is one of four @HOME Associate Artists at The Point, Eastleigh and has significant producing partnerships with Theatre Royal Plymouth and The Lighthouse, Poole.
We became a charity in 2019 and work closely with our board of trustees, chaired by Thomas Fowler (Dorset CC Children’s Services). Our patron is Chris Chibnall (Dr Who, Broadchurch and Torchwood).
We have a strong track record of securing funding support from a variety of sources including public funds through Arts Council England, Garfield Weston, Ragdoll Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.
Niki McCretton, Artistic Director uses a devising process based on play and improvisation.
Her background is theatre, circus, choreography and working with the minds of brilliantly creative children, who offer abstract and strange ideas to the creative exploration. Niki is our permanent director who also directs for other companies, working with comedy, outdoor arts, solo performance, circus companies and puppetry.
As a company we are committed to supporting artists. We work with artists who have big families, young children, disability and those who identify as different. We work to find ways to make our working lives wonderful and to find joy in the work and in each other. We believe in kindness, respect, friendship and community. We work as a small but strong team and with great energy. We are seriously playful and push ourselves to grow. We are serious in our intention to create the best theatre – it is not dumbed down for children; it is challenging and no different than creating work for ourselves as adults.
For further information about the company’s work please refer to www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk