Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse are inviting applications for a Trainee Creative Producer, funded by BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship (subject to approval).
Deadline for application: Thursday 10 July at 5pm
Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse are working together to create a unique opportunity for an emerging arts producer to gain hands-on experience in the dance and theatre industries. As well as working across these two established organisations, assisting on various projects and receiving mentoring and guidance in creative producing. You will also be given the chance to attend festivals and performances to increase your knowledge and awareness of contemporary theatre and dance work.
You will work between both companies for up to ten months, during this time you will gain administrative and coordination experience in a creative office environment, producing and practical hands-on experience in delivering events and performances, as well as receive the opportunity to travel and see exciting new work.
By the end of the Fellowship you will have supported the creative teams in the coordination of various events and schemes within the sphere of artist and new work development at both West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance, working alongside theatre and dance makers who create innovative performance. Towards the end of the fellowship, there will also be the opportunity to conceive and coordinate a platform or project which brings together both theatre and dance in a creative and meaningful way –producing a cross over project between Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Please check below the criteria of the PAF Fellowship before you continue:
• A Fellow must be resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years and be able to demonstrate this
• A Fellow must be aged 18 or over on 1st May 2014
• A Fellow must have the right to work in the UK
• A Fellow must have good written and spoken English
• A Fellow must not have already undertaken any paid work in any capacity for either Yorkshire Dance or West Yorkshire Playhouse
We are looking for someone who:
• Is vibrant, dynamic and excited about making things happen. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are based in the North of England, and who might otherwise find it difficult to navigate themselves through a career in the arts.
• Has some track record within the theatre or dance sphere but is at an emerging, early career stage and seeking an opportunity which will significantly enhance their career.
• Has identified they would like to work in arts management/producing and has a level of understanding as to what this entails – although not necessarily prior experience within this field.
• Is self motivated and keen to develop opportunities for themselves.
• Is interested in developing a relationship with both Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse and excited about the possibilities of developing both theatre and dance practitioners and opportunities in Leeds and the North of England.
How to apply
Please send us a video recording or a written response to the application questions listed below.
In addition please include (as part of your written response, or if you prefer to send a video, as text in the body of the email):
• A brief description of yourself and your background,
• Your full contact details
• Contact details for one referee
• Confirmation that you can attend an interview, if requested to, on Tuesday 15 July in Leeds.
• What is your understanding of the term creative producer?
• What do you know about yourself that would make you a good creative producer?
• Why are you interested in this fellowship?
• What excites you about dance and theatre and the possibilities of bringing these two art forms together?
Please send us this information to Hollie Harkness-Gowers email@example.com no later than Thursday 10 July at 5pm.
Please send video recordings as a private YouTube or Vimeo Link – including the password required to access. Please ensure video links are no more than 3 minutes in duration. Written responses should be sent as a word document, not exceeding one page max.
Terms and conditions
Remuneration: If the selected candidate and organisations are successful in receiving a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship, the candidate will receive remuneration to a reasonable level, in order to cover living costs for the duration of the fellowship. The candidate will also receive a show seeing and project budget.
Period of Fellowship: January to October 2015
Hours of internship: 0930-1730, 3/4 days per week across the Fellowship period. We may ask you to work evenings or weekends.
Please note this opportunity is subject to receipt of a BBC fellowship, details of which can be found here.