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Casting associate

Casting associate

locationLondon SE1 9DT, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/05/2024
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Fixed term contract

Closing date for application: 10am on Monday 27 May 2024 

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Term: Full-time, fixed-term until 31st October 2024


Shakespeare's Globe is currently seeking a casting associate to work with our head of casting in our Theatre & Performance department.

The small and busy in-house Casting Department are responsible for casting, or overseeing the casting, of all productions, workshops and events across both the Globe Theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and on tour.

The Casting Associate supports the Head of Casting in this work in line with our casting principles. The role will also work closely with the Producing team, freelance Directors and Casting Directors, and will be part of the Theatre team.



  • The Casting Associate will be responsible for the casting of cover actors, supernumeraries and child actors as required, and may also be involved in the casting of R&Ds, events and full productions, subject to experience
  • The role will involve providing excellent administrative support, including but not limited to checking the availabilities of actors; scheduling auditions and overseeing audition days; booking in and setting up audition spaces and coordinating diaries and meetings and may need to run auditions or read in as required.


What are we looking for

  • The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience working in casting, ideally in theatre
  • They will have a hands-on approach, with meticulous attention to detail and will ensure the Casting team is supported with an excellent understanding of the management and maintenance of accurate administrative systems and processes
  • Good knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Shakespeare’s works are important in this varied and challenging role and an interest in new writing is desirable. 


For more information, please download the job description linked via the Apply button. To apply, please complete the online application form, ensuring your upload your CV and write your supporting statement in the specified section. 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Performing arts / TV

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level

Required languages

  • English