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Trainee programme producer

Trainee programme producer

locationManchester, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/02/2022
Event Management / Curation
Positive Action scheme
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse

Deadline: 27/02/2022 17:00

Start date: Mid March onwards

Duration: 6 months

Role Type: Part Time (2.5 days a week)

Salary: £3,875 Pro Rata


Are you looking for a way to gain skills in administration, project management and marketing and social media? Is it your dream to work in the theatre industry?

The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) is a professional artist development programme for new and early career directors and theatre makers in the UK. The scheme seeks out and nurtures the most talented directors and theatre makers at the early stage of their careers, developing their skills and experience by placing them in the UK’s leading regional theatres and providing unique training and professional development opportunities.

This is your chance to join the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme as a trainee programme producer for 6 months, part-time (2.5 days per week). You will play a vital role in delivering RTYDS’ artist development programmes for new, early career and experienced theatre directors and theatre makers, and will support administration of the company’s core programmes, marketing and the production of one-off events.


What you will learn

Artist development programme

  • Assist the programme producer in the recruitment processes for theatre companies and directors for placements
  • Administrate activities and resources, for example diary management, note taking, updating the RTYDS database, and travel arrangements
  • Assist the programme producer in carrying out monitoring and evaluation of projects, programmes and events
  • Support the delivery of workshops and events (online and in person)
  • Develop knowledge of regional and national theatre organisations and their artist development programmes


Marketing and communications

  • Assist the programme producer in sourcing and creating interesting and relevant content for the RTYDS website
  • Assist the programme producer in delivering social media content and managing the social media calendar


Knowledge, skills, experience


  • Good IT skills – Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Teams and Zoom – and a willingness to learn new applications
  • Knowledge of using social media as a professional communications and marketing tool
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written (n.b. RTYDS recognises this can be achieved by various means e.g., through a third-party communicator)
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to self-motivate, organise and prioritise workload
  • Passion for the development and nurture of talent in the arts



  • Familiarity with contact management databases
  • Knowledge of using WordPress, Mailchimp, or similar web applications


To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


This internship is part-funded by the Mo Siewcharran Memorial Fund, set up by John Seaton in memory of his wife, Mo, the former Marketing & Communications Director at Nielsen Books.

This opportunity is only open to candidates who are Black, Asian and ethnically diverse.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme for the duration of the placement or first year of contract that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying and more.

Years of experience

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