We are looking for a production intern for a roster of shows heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

The Production Intern will work with Grace Dickson and other staff members across three companies - Francesca Moody Productions, HD General Management and Grace Dickson Productions - to coordinate various elements of an exciting portfolio of Fringe productions at venues including Summerhall, Underbelly, Pleasance and Assembly.

This is an exciting paid opportunity for an emerging producer, production coordinator, or anyone who's interested in moving into the behind the scenes of theatre, suiting an Edinburgh-based student or graduate who is looking for their first experiences on professional productions.

Working across numerous shows in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, you'll have the opportunity to develop knowledge in producing high-quality Fringe productions, working with established producers and some of the best creative talent the UK has to offer.

Italia Conti’s new MA/MFA, Teaching and Coaching Actors’ Movement, is either a one-year full time or two-year part time course leading to a qualification that will equip each student to teach movement to actors across all areas of actor training and to work as a movement coach in the industry.

The course distinguishes between the roles of teaching and coaching: teaching focusses on developing the student actor as they learn to negotiate their body in space, through character exploration in rehearsal then guiding them into performance; coaching focusses on understanding the needs of the industry and learning to work within the different mediums of film, TV and theatre.

The course will turn actors into teachers capable of transforming performance art students into performers for whom movement is integral to their creative process. By the end of the course trainee teachers will be able to teach students how to open their body and broaden their craft into the unchartered territory of new work.

This MA/MFA offers opportunities to explore teaching and coaching in real situations, learning from already established practitioners in their struggles and inspirations, and through their daily interactions with students and actors.

The Trainee Production Assistant position is a great opportunity for an aspiring theatre professional to work at an independent producing theatre, developing a broad range of skills that will support a career as an arts producer or manager.

In a small and highly achieving producing office, the Trainee Production Assistant will gain hands-on experience in theatre administration across a diverse programme of work. The Trainee Production Assistant will support the General Manager & Producer across day-to-day office administration, scheduling and coordination, financial reconciliation, recruitment of staff and artists, and producing support.

Trainer and tour booker Mark Makin will guide you through the particular set of skills and specialist knowledge that you need to successfully book a UK tour.

Mark will share his own experiences of the industry as he takes you through the process of booking and managing a tour using case studies. Participants are encouraged to share their own knowledge and ask questions relating to their specific situations. Course notes and reference materials are provided.

By the end of the session, you will:

  Suitable For:

This course is aimed at those both new and established who hold the responsibility of tour booking. Though it starts with basic principles, it will also be helpful to those wishing to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills. This course is applicable to both theatre and dance companies.

Course feedback from the most recent course (June 2023):

100% of attendance Satisfied or Very Satisfied

Q:

What was the more useful part of the training?

 ”The explanations of deals and budgets were extremely useful.”

“Really useful discussion about all scales and areas of theatre.”

“The discussion elements were great to hear different experiences of touring. It was great to be able to ask questions, challenge opinions and give feedback.”

‘I attended a makin projects group seminar and was so impressed that I followed it up with a one-to-one consultation. Mark was warm, friendly and very helpful. He demystified the whole process of booking a tour and has given me the confidence and concrete information I need to book our own comprehensive tour. A thoroughly worthwhile investment and should be high on the to-do list of any touring company.’
Feargus Woods Dunlop, New Old Friends Theatre Company www.newoldfriends.co.uk

Trainer

Mark Makin co-established makin projects in September 2005. makin projects handle both national and international tour booking for a wide range of clients, as well as co-producing several new touring productions each season.  www.makinprojects.co.uk

Mark is currently the freelance touring associate at Arts Council England funded venue initiative www.housetheatre.org.uk , as well as being the founder a director of a number of comedy festivals as well as booking and operating 25 regular stand-up comedy clubs across the UK.

Do you have an interest in learning and developing skills in metalwork construction for scenic theatre productions within the performing arts industry?

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings.

We are one of the busiest theatres in the world, delivering more than 400 performances each year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world.

This year we will be offering a Scenic Metalwork apprenticeship. The role is on a fixed-term contract for 3 years, full-time (42.5 hours per week) and based at the Royal Opera House, Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, Purfleet, RM19 1AS.

The apprenticeship will be split between the ROH Workshop and online and in person sessions with South Essex College. You will study for a Welding L2 Standard/ Engineering Operative L2 Apprenticeship Standard.

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music, and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. We are one of the busiest theatres in the world, staging more than 400 performances each year.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in this creative, exciting, and growing industry and we think apprenticeships are great way to get started!

An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development and give you access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

This year we will offer an Archive Assistant Apprenticeship on a fixed-term contract for 2 years, full-time (40 hours per week)with college study alongside.

This will include study towards the Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard via Westminster Adult Education Service.

Do you have an interest in learning and developing skills in sound, video and broadcast technologies in live event production within the performing arts industry?

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings.

We are one of the busiest theatres in the world, delivering more than 400 performances each year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world.

We want to encourage fresh, passionate new talent into the building and our apprenticeship scheme plays a big part in that!

An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development and access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

If you're excited about dance and eager to grow your HR skills within a creative organisation, we have the perfect entry-level opportunity for you…

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for over 50 years. In a changing landscape, their mission for the future remains steadfast: they are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential.

The Place is excited to be looking for an HR assistant trainee to play a key role in supporting the organisation by providing excellent customer service, efficient systems, and first-class organisational skills.

This role is an opportunity to develop a career within HR through on-the-job learning and project work. Over the course of 12 months, you will gain experience in a key area within arts administration and will work with stakeholders across the organisation from both Arts Council and Higher Education funded departments.

These fantastic residential weeks allow you to grow in confidence, meet friends for life and learn new skills.

You will develop your singing, dancing and acting ability by focusing on each in turn, and then learn how to use all three when working with our brilliant teams on classic musical theatre repertoire. These rigorous courses allow you to learn more about acting through song by interpreting the words and the score, how to build a character, and how to convey the story through movement. You will work with our creatives to build a short musical extract to showcase all that you have learned which will be performed on the last day. 

Dates: 19 to 23 August 2024

Location: Tonbridge

What's the best way to learn? For a lot of people, and certainly when it comes to working with young people, hands-on experience is ideal. Our Young Practitioner Programme runs across the academic year (September-July), and provides mentoring, practical masterclasses and experience-based learning. Supported by CFT staff in a small group, we focus on personal development.

We are looking for 18-25 year olds to join the CFT Young Practitioner Programme taking place between September 2024 – July 2025. The programme provides opportunities for individuals to be trained and mentored by theatre professionals, whilst developing practice as workshop assistants and leaders for Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT).

If you have an excitement and spark for theatre and a belief that the arts should and can be for everyone, as well as a strong work ethic and a commitment to the programme, then we can't wait to hear from you.

Full details of these opportunities and how to apply can be found by visiting our website.

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