Jobs & Opportunities

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Marketing & Communications Assistant (application deadline 12noon 8 Aug 2022) Actor Call Out: Ha-Hum-Ah’s OH NO IT ISN’T! Christmas Show (applications deadline 12noon Monday 25 July) Day Of Difference Visitors (rolling deadline) Technical & Production Team Members (Summer /Autumn Projects – rolling deadline)

Work With Barbican Theatre

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. Barbican Theatre welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique view and interpretation to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisation.

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Application deadline: 12noon Monday 8 August 2022 
Application form (opens as a google form in a new tab) please also ensure you complete a copy of our Equal Opportunities form below.
Equal opportunities form (opens as a google form)
Please also ensure you read about the role, qualities we’re looking for and key responsibilities below before completing the application form.

The Role

  • Part time (0.6) which equates to 24 hours per week.
  • Salary £19,760 (pro rata)
  • Based in Plymouth, Devon.
The Marketing and Communications Assistant will support our Marketing and Communications Manager to deliver strategic, forward facing, straight talking, communications for the Barbican Theatre across print, web, social media, digital and any other suitable avenues. The role will involve working some evenings and weekends as part of our small and agile team. The role focuses on digital content creation with emphasis on video creation, blogs, vlogs, photography and social media content. The post holder will have a flair for being creative when developing ways to target new audiences, especially through the use of digital.
This is a hands-on role and you will have responsibility for the planning and creation of content to support our Marketing & Communications Manager and other members of the Barbican core team.
This is likely to require non traditional office style hours at times since most events are evenings or weekends.
Click on each of the + below for more information on the role and the qualities of the person we are looking for.
Qualities we’re looking for…
  • Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
  • Has a passion for engaging new people with our work 
  • Agile and flexible to adapt to the needs of the department and company
  • Eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Organised
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excited about performing arts
  • Passionate about inclusion and accessibility
We’re excited to meet people who…
  • Have creative flair and are full of ideas, who will bring new, innovative communication tools to the organisation. 
  • Are proactive, and self motivated, with good record keeping processes. 
  • Can be an all round team member – comfortable working in a small core team, and working, when needed on public events, leaflet drops, putting up posters, supporting classes, webinars and other Barbican Theatre deliverables. 
  • Are comfortable undertaking public facing work and communication on occasion
  • Are comfortable working with young people. 
  • Are comfortable with having an enhanced DBS check
  • Can feed into the creative and cultural development of Barbican Theatre. 
  • Can be a positive, constructive and open collaborator across Barbican’s Theatre’s portfolio of work, and team. 
  • Can work in accordance with the values and policies of Barbican Theatre

 

Key responsibilities… 
  • To maintain a commitment to the highest standards of customer care throughout the organisation ensuring quality communication and marketing support to ReBels, visiting artists, hiring customers and the general public.
  • Create, deliver and monitor the marketing and communications strategy and the annual marketing plan as designed by our Marketing and Communications Manager.
  • Help identify new marketing channels to raise Barbican Theatre’s profile locally, regionally and nationally
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager, and CEO to produce exciting and engaging marketing materials for theatre’s own produced work
  • Manage the distribution of all marketing materials, both print and online
  • Co-ordinate, as directed the theatre’s digital marketing, including social media and email, using tools like Google Analytics, Meta, and Dotmailer to monitor results
  • Co-ordinate, as directed the website and generate fresh, engaging content
  • Monitor and evaluate marketing activities, produce marketing reports and contribute to Senior Management meetings as required
  • Support the Audience Experience Manager with all CRM and show/ event integration.
  • Support the Marketing & Communications Manager and other members of the team with any administrative tasks 
  • Be available to support the Box Office and Front of House with bookings and enquiries
  • Support senior staff with fundraising bids appropriate to Barbican Theatre’s mission
  • Report to staff and funders on specific projects as required
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest legislation, consumer behaviour and marketing tools
  • Act as an effective advocate for Barbican Theatre and represent the theatre at key meetings, groups and networks
  • An understanding of GDPR would be advantageous (but training can be given)
  • Experience of using software such as photoshop, In-Design and other Adobe Creative Suite applications would be an advantageous (but training can be given)
  • Attend staff and other relevant meetings, participate in training and other forms of staff development
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as directed by your line manager 
About Barbican Theatre Plymouth…
Barbican Theatre is committed to building Plymouth’s cultural voice. We have been working for 42 years to inspire the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs to find their creative voices (voices often unheard). 
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and a registered charity. We specialise in creating performances and events for unique spaces, mixing genres and styles to create innovative, accessible work, and taking performances that people want to engage with, direct to their communities.  We are committed to inclusivity regardless of cultural, sexual or social background. 
Our CEO is award winning choreographer Laura Kriefman, who specialises in the fusion of movement and technology, and has an extensive background across a number of art forms. She is supported by a highly experienced core team of professionals in production, tech, marketing, finance, event management, theatre, and dance. 
People can get involved with our work in so many ways; not just as a participant or an audience member. We have opportunities to engage with technical, choreography, directing, writing, producing, designing, digital, film making and much more.  There are so many opportunities and experiences we want to help emerging talent explore and engage with so that together we can create work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone so we ensure our performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. 
Barbican Theatre is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Youth Music, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Applying, Selection Process & Interviews

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. Barbican Theatre welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique view and interpretation to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisation.
If you’re interested please do apply
You may not have worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Barbican Theatre. If you are interested in this role – please do apply. Perhaps you have cultivated your own social media channel and followers by developing engaging content. Did you manage a social media channels for a club or group at university? You may have skills in film or photography which have developed from simply taking photos and films during your spare time. Have you been involved in fundraising and are passionate about making a difference and offering opportunities for the under represented to engage with the arts? We believe all of these experiences have transferable context for this role. 
We see everybody
We value everyone’s contribution and understand that writing or presenting your experiences and qualifications via film or voice recording is not the best way to ‘meet you’. Therefore we offer every person who applies the opportunity to attend an informal 10 minute zoom conversation before we proceed with selecting people to interview /meet with in person for a longer chat. 
Please contact our Marketing & Communications Manager,  Jo Cann,  marketing@barbicantheatre.co.uk if you have any questions or are unable to use zoom and she will be happy to discuss other options. 
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the following: 
Application deadline: 12noon Monday 8 August 2022
Initial informal chat on zoom: 11 – 15 August 2022 (approx 10 mins long) 
Second interview (in person):  18 – 23 August (approx 30 mins long) 
Start date: ASAP
Barbican Theatre is an accessible recruiter and employer and we will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Actor Call Out: Ha-Hum-Ah’s OH NO IT ISN’T! Christmas Show

Applications deadline: 12noon Monday 25 July 2022
Auditions: Thursday 28 July 2022 at Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
Production / rehearsal dates: 1 – 24 December 2022
Ha-Hum-Ah is excited to be reviving their production of OH NO IT ISN’T! by Luke Adamson and is looking for a professional actor to fill one of the roles this December.

About No It Isn’t

They’re the best of sisters onstage but the worst of friends off it. It’s the final performance of Cinderella in a moth-eaten, regional theatre and backstage tensions threaten to boil over onstage. Will the egotism, one-up-manship and politics remain confined to the dressing room? Will the ugly sisters keep the professional professional and the personal personal? Will we ever find out what happened during Babes In The Wood?
Based on a lifetime of experience onstage and backstage OH NO IT ISN’T! is a hilariously funny and beautifully moving play exploring the highs and lows of life in the theatre. The shows running time is roughly 55 minutes.

Character / Role Overview/ Contract


Mr. Chancery is an actor appearing in a regional theatre production of Cinderella as one of the ugly sisters. He takes a laid back approach to most things in life, particularly the pantomime. An actor by chance he’s floated from job to job almost by accident. Undoubtedly helped by his suave demeanour. He regularly clashes with his onstage sister Mr. Worth, who holds a stuffier, old school approach to the profession.
An ability to sing would be desirable, but not essential.
Ha-Hum-Ah are keen to hear from any Plymouth based actors.
Playing age: 25-40 years
Height: Any height
Gender: Male
Appearance: Any appearance
Contract type: £600 per week.

Production details

Auditions: Thursday 28 July in Plymouth
Rehearsals: 1st – 8th December.
Performances: 9th – 24th December.
Production location: Plymouth , United Kingdom
Director: Ben Kernow

How to apply

To apply please email Ben at info@hahumah.co.uk with a link to your Spotlight profile or a copy of your CV (with a headshot)
Accommodation can be negotiated for those who do not already have a base within Plymouth, although we’re really interested to hear from any actors with a link to the city.

Technical, Production & Backstage Crew

About Barbican Theatre Plymouth
Barbican Theatre is committed to building Plymouth’s cultural voice. We have been working for 42 years to inspire the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs to find their creative voices (voices often unheard). 
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and a registered charity. We specialise in creating performances and events for unique spaces, mixing genres and styles to create innovative, accessible work, and taking performances that people want to engage with, direct to their communities.  We are committed to inclusivity regardless of cultural, sexual or social background. 
Our CEO is award winning choreographer Laura Kriefman, who specialises in the fusion of movement and technology, and has an extensive background across a number of art forms. She is supported by a highly experienced core team of professionals in production, tech, marketing, finance, event management, theatre, and dance. 
People can get involved with our work in so many ways; not just as a participant or an audience member. We have opportunities to engage with technical, choreography, directing, writing, producing, designing, digital, film making and much more.  There are so many opportunities and experiences we want to help emerging talent explore and engage with so that together we can create work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone so we ensure our performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. 
Barbican Theatre is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Youth Music, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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  • Twitter: @BarbicanTheatre
  • YouTube: BarbicanTheatrePlym

 

We have lots of projects happening over the summer / autumn 2022 and would like to employ production staff that can assist our in house team and lead on their specialist role. 
We are looking for stage managers, lighting and sound technicians and sound engineers to join us for various projects – once you’ve completed our form we’ll be in touch with projects are available. 
We are looking for people who
  • Have experience working in theatre spaces and outdoor performance sites 
  • Are comfortable communicating with young people and professionals 
  • Have experience working with film, live performance and live music/ DJ’s 
  • Can work proactively  as part of a team and can take the lead in their specialist are
  • Are prepared to work production hours which are often long and intense 
Stage Managers
Payment offered: @£150 a day – dates / details of our summer projects below
Assistant Stage Managers/ Technicians
Payment offered: £12.50/hr – dates / details of our summer projects below
Application form (opens as a google form) please also ensure you complete a copy of our Equal Opportunities form below:
Equal opportunities form (opens as a google form)

 

Day Of Difference Facilitators & Visitors

Barbican Theatre are looking for individuals to support the Day of Difference school workshops.
Day of Difference is a theatre and education one day workshop , delivered by  Barbican Theatre that focuses on diversity and challenges discrimination. 
With Day of Difference our aim is to encourage young people to examine their values, attitudes and beliefs, and to explore how we approach other people’s differences. This event provides an opportunity for secondary school students to explore their feelings on the subject of intolerance and discrimination and provides them with an open and safe environment to talk.
Visitors
Payment offered: £50/ workshop
As a visitor you will 
  • Share your experience of discrimination with the secondary school students 
  • Talk openly and answer questions that guide a group discussion 
  • Work with the facilitators and the school staff to liken your experience to the simulations in the morning 
  • Have full access to our training and be provided with support from Barbican Staff
We are looking for people who are 
  • Comfortable working with young people and in schools 
  • Confident talking about themselves to groups of people 
  • Committed to educating people about tolerance and understanding
  • Available during term time  and in school hours
  • Contactable by phone or email

 

What is Day of Difference? 

Day of Difference: Putting racial intolerance and discrimination under the microscope
“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”  – Ralph W. Sockman
Day of Difference is a theatre and education package, delivered by  Barbican Theatre that focuses on diversity.
With Day of Difference our aim is to encourage young people to examine their values, attitudes and beliefs, and to explore how we approach other people’s differences. This event provides an opportunity for secondary school students to explore their feelings on the subject of racial intolerance and provides them with an open and safe environment to talk.
Day of Difference was originally created in collaboration with King Edward VI School, Totnes. It is a tried and tested programme, which continues to be in demand throughout the region.  
What happens during a Day of Difference Workshop? 
The day is in two distinct parts.
In the first part, the whole year group participates in a drama simulation centred on cultural difference and assumptions. 
The students are split into smaller groups and are charged with building their own cultural identity. Cultural ambassadors must then visit other communities to exchange information about their way of life. 
After this, life becomes more challenging. The new cultures are tested when an ecological disaster strikes one community. Each country is asked to help the refugees… what will they decide to do? How will they cope?
Once the simulation is over all the students will have an opportunity to discuss and evaluate what happened.
In the second part of the day, the students meet with a diverse team of individuals. Each person they meet will have personal experiences that directly relate to the fictional simulations from the morning. Your students can talk with these people in an informal way and ask any questions that they wish to. These meetings will consolidate the work from the morning. After this there will be one last discussion, and then it’s home time.

How do I apply? 

Application form (opens as a google form) please also ensure you complete a copy of our Equal Opportunities form below:
Equal opportunities form (opens as a google form)
Application deadline – Rolling deadline.
You can also email dulcima@barbicantheatre.co.uk or call her on 07594439851 if you can’t fill in the application form.
Dulcima will set up an email conversation,  phone call or Zoom meeting to talk to you more about Day of Difference. If you would rather meet in person this can be arranged. 
You will be invited to a training day in Plymouth at Barbican Theatre on 11 April. The training will be led by project leaders Zoe Bloss and Jon Nash.
Dulcima will contact you if there is a workshop booked and ask if you would like to come along.
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Please be aware that Barbican Theatre cannot consider speculative enquiries regarding employment – all current vacancies are listed on our website on this page.

Work Experience

Barbican Theatre can support week-long Work Experience placements every November and July, and on occasion we are able to support longer-term placements from students and graduates. If you are looking for a placement of this type, then please email us at btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk  – please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests, and cannot accommodate every placement. Work experience is strictly for those aged 16 plus.