Kickstart Your Career!

PAID TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 16-24 YEAR OLDS

PAID TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 16-24 YEAR OLDS

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE PERFORMING ARTS …

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to be working with the Government’s Kickstart programme to offer a number of paid six-month training placements for young people interested in developing a career within the performing arts.

We’re looking for up to 16 young people to become part of a new ‘Training Company’, offering participants a combination of intensive, studio-based, performance training and opportunities to create new live performances, including large-scale outdoor work during the Summer, and new small-scale theatre which will be shared as part of Exeter Fringe Festival this Autumn.

Participants can expect to work alongside our professional creative team, as they gain CV-boosting skills and first-hand experience of working within the theatre industry. They will also receive individual mentoring and sessions focusing on future employability.

The Training Company will run from 1st June to 26th November 2021, and will be based in Exeter, including time working at both the Northcott & Barnfield Theatres.

Participants will be employed for 25 hours per week (Mon-Weds except during performance periods when working days will vary), and will be paid the National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage, depending on age.

WHO’S THIS FOR…

As these placements are funded by the Government’s Kickstart programme, they are open to anyone aged 16-24 years, who is currently in receipt of Universal Credit.

There are no other formal eligibility requirements, but we’re looking for young people who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and some experience of performing – this could be as an actor, singer, dancer, musician or in some other area.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED…

To apply you will need to be referred to us by your Job Centre Work Coach, so we’d advise you to speak to them first and then complete the simple online application at the Apply Now link below. Your Job Centre Work Coach will also be able to tell you about possible help with travel costs.

THE CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 21st MAY 2021

There’s time for you to register for Universal Credit and apply for this Kickstart opportunity, but please note that we will be filling the 16 available places as applications come in, so we’d advise you not to delay applying if you’re interested.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, drop us a line at jobs@exeternorthcott.co.uk and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.

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Chair/Co-Chair & Trustee Opportunities

WE’RE CHANGING AND WE NEED YOU…

Exeter Northcott Theatre is currently embarked upon a process of transformation – from ‘traditional’ regional theatre to a dynamic, inclusive, cultural organisation, working across multiple sites and spaces, nurturing creativity within the communities we serve, and contributing to the cultural renaissance of Exeter.

We’re looking for a number of new board members, including a Chair/Co-Chair, who are passionate about the pivotal role that performing arts organisations can play within regional cities, and who can bring new perspectives and diverse lived experience to our leadership, to help us realise meaningful change.

We’re committed to making space for new voices within our team and to sharing power as we seek to make the Northcott more representative. Ensuring that the diversity of our Board reflects the diversity of the communities within which we operate is a key part of this, so we’re particularly keen to hear from people from a culturally diverse background, from d/Deaf & disabled people and from artists and other freelancers.

We recognise that, to ensure that anyone can get involved in our Board, we need to be open to changing the way we do things, how we support trustees, and even how we define ‘good governance’, to remove any barriers that may exist. So, if you’re interested in this opportunity but are unsure whether your geographical location, your employment status or working pattern, your access needs, or caring responsibilities might prevent you from getting involved, we’d urge you to get in touch and let us think about how we can change.

We warmly welcome applications from those who are new to trustee/board work as well as individuals who have a proven track record in governance roles.

TO FIND OUT MORE…

Download an information pack, available in various formats at the links below, where you’ll also find details of the ‘drop-in’ Zoom sessions we’re running or how to arrange an informal chat with our CEO

TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST…

Complete our simple online application form – see the link below.

If you require access support in order to apply please email us on jobs@exeternorthcott.co.uk.

THE CLOSING DATE IS MONDAY 29 MARCH 2021 (12pm)

Information Pack (PDF) Information Pack (Text only) Information Pack (Audio) Information Pack (BSL) Application Form