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Producing & Marketing Trainee

Producing & Marketing Trainee

companyThe Place
locationLondon, UK
location Comms / Marketing / PR

Deadline: 11/02/2022 17:00

Training bursary: £19,292 (Please note that as a traineeship, this amount will not be subject to PAYE or National Insurance Deductions)

Contract duration: 12 months

Start date: end of February


This exciting 12-month traineeship provides an opportunity for an aspiring producer to gain experience across artist development, producing & touring, and marketing in dance!

The Place is London’s creative powerhouse for dance development. In a changing landscape, their mission for the future remains: 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 involved in the entire lifecycle of dance – from education and training to the creative process that leads to new ideas and conception of new work, through to its creation, production and performance.

This brand-new 12-month traineeship provides an opportunity for an aspiring producer to gain experience across artist development, producing & touring, and marketing in dance. The Producing & Marketing Trainee will be part of the team at The Place which supports artists to develop their practice and realise their ideas.  


What you will learn

Artist development

  • Assist the Artist Development Coordinator in supporting artists working in the studios at The Place (for example, by organising equipment they might need)
  • Research opportunities for artists supported by The Place
  • Support the planning and delivery of Artist Development events (for example, arranging catering, or updating the list of attendees)
  • Support the Artist Development Producer with organising studio bookings
  • Monitor the Artist Development email inbox and respond to queries
  • Post opportunities for artists on The Place’s opportunities site JUICE
  • Support the Artist Development Coordinator and Producer with financial administration tasks (for example, coding invoices, administering per diems and collating receipts)
  • Attend artist's studio sharings
  • Support the Artist Development Coordinator and Producer with open calls (for example processing applications; arranging interviews)


  • Support the Marketing Manager (Touring) by collating sales data from touring productions
  • Update tour packs, making sure the information remains up to date
  • Monitor and update content on The Place’s website
  • Support the Producing and Touring Marketing Manager to collate and format information about touring productions, ready for it to be sent to internal and external mailing lists
  • Develop social media content about Producing and Touring productions and support the Communications team in scheduling this content
  • Support the Producing and Touring Marketing Manager to liaise with touring venues about their print and digital requirements

Producing and touring

  • Help the Producing and Touring Assistant Producer with organising press and guest nights, and pre- or post-show events
  • Organise meetings with external partners and artists
  • Assist the Projects Producers with managing auditions
  • Support the Projects Producers with financial administration tasks (for example, coding invoices, administering per diems, and collating receipts)
  • Keep the project management documents (e.g. schedules, planning documents) up to date
  • Undertake contract administration tasks (for example sending out project contracts)
  • Attend shows on tour and in The Place theatre
  • Support the Producing and Touring Assistant Producer with booking travel & accommodation
  • Support artists in rehearsal (for example, by sourcing props)


Knowledge, skills, experience


  • Knowledge of the performing arts in the UK
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people in person, by telephone and email
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office) and knowledge of social media
  • Experience of project coordination and/or administrative work
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise activities and tasks with an adaptable approach to managing workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in developing a career in arts producing
  • Commitment to high levels of care for artists, especially in busy and/or high- pressured situations
  • Commitment to ongoing development of own skills and abilities
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally as requested and a flexible approach to work, including working some unsociable hours


  • Demonstrable knowledge of contemporary dance in the UK
  • Knowledge of a second language
  • Experience of working with artists and engaging with them in a constructive and sensitive way
  • Previous use of SharePoint or Artifax
  • Experience of project coordination and administrative work in an arts environment
  • Experience of working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience of compiling and presenting reports to a high standard
  • Interest in producing contemporary dance


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and 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 opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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.


Eligibility and Positive Action Schemes

What is a Positive Action Scheme?

A Positive Action Scheme, sometimes referred to as Affirmative Action, is a strategic initiative under the Equality Act 2010 which allows organisations to provide training opportunities to certain groups of the population as long as they can prove that:

  • The opportunity is a training role and not a job
  • That it is targeting a group of the population proven to be under-represented in the sector. For our opportunities, this is usually under-representation in terms of ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic background. Please note, this will be specified on each opportunity.

What is a third-party vacancy?

Third-party vacancies are roles advertised on the Creative Access website where candidates apply directly to the company that is recruiting. These opportunities are open to anyone and everyone to apply.

If you apply for a third-party vacancy, you will be updated on the status of your application from the company directly. In most situations Creative Access cannot provide application support for these roles.

How do you define the term ‘ethnically diverse’?

Creative Access follows the UK Government guidelines about what constitutes an ethnic minority. Follow this link for details on guidelines.

How do you define the term ‘lower socio-economic status’ ?

The categories we use to define socio-economic status are based on the Office for National Statistics guide, plus guidance from Arts Council England. . We ask candidates to register for Creative Access and self-declare a number of factors including eligibility for Free School Meals, accommodation type and whether or not you were the first person in your family to attend university.

How do you define the term disabled?

Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.