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Creative Associate

Calling all creative theatre lovers! This brilliant organisation is on the lookout for someone to initiate and deliver artistic projects… Could this be you? 

ETT create theatre of outstanding quality, imagination and ambition; work which interrogates and celebrates contemporary England and reflects the diversity of the nation. They have a singular commitment to touring work locally, nationally and internationally; enabling audiences everywhere to engage with the world around them.

They are looking for a Creative Associate to join their team. In this brand new role, the successful candidate will work closely with the Artistic Director to generate and develop artistic ideas for ETT’s programme. They will imagine, curate and deliver creative projects and events and will support ETT’s literary work by providing dramaturgical support, liaising with agents and generating new work ideas.



  • Work closely with the Artistic Director to generate and develop artistic ideas for ETT’s programme
  • Support ETT’s literary approach by working with the Artistic Director to develop new work and writers, nurturing ideas from conception through to production
  • Develop and deliver projects and events identified with or by the Artistic Director and Producing team
  • Keep abreast of developments within digital technology and storytelling and look for opportunities for ETT’s work to be developed in mediums and artistic forms other than theatre
  • Develop and manage a database of artists associated with the company
  • Research the rights for existing works ETT may wish to produce
  • Keep abreast of develops in theatre internationally and seek opportunities to develop work with international theatres and companies
  • Provide specific support to the Executive Producer and Producer where needed

New Work

  • Support the dramaturgical development of commissioned work and other work in development
  • Support the Executive Producer and Producer to generate agreements for commissions, options and translations, and communicate with writer agents, as required
  • To, alongside the Producer, deliver R&D events for projects in development
  • Manage the processing of all scripts, solicited and unsolicited, received by ETT
  • Work with the Artistic Director to find new ways of reading classic plays that are reflective of and relevant to contemporary Britain and to expand the list of works considered to be part of the theatrical canon
  • Develop relationships with writers and other creatives, in consultation with the Artistic Director and Producer
  • Identify and develop emerging writing talent
  • Liaise with new writing agencies (UK-based and internationally) to communicate ETT’s interests and to identify writers and scripts for ETT
  • Regularly attend new plays, workshops, readings and showings, and act as an ambassador for ETT, its approach and its work
  • Help ensure that the work ETT develops is reflective and representative of contemporary Britain

Events and Artist Development

  • Initiate and deliver artist development programmes
  • Develop and deliver a programme of events to support, enhance and contextualise the work on-stage, aimed at providing a deeper engagement for audiences and artists
  • Work closely with ETT’s producing and production teams to plan, schedule and produce audience development events
  • Work with the Executive Producer and Producer to develop budgets and manage project costs
  • Support the ETT team in the managing and delivery of the ETT Forge Programme


  • Demonstrable skills of dramaturgy or script development in theatre, or within other artistic forms
  • Experience of producing events to support, enhance and contextualise the work on-stage
  • Experience of producing artist development projects and working directly with writers
  • Experience of identifying and developing emerging talent
  • An interest in digital technology and its role in the future of theatre
  • Experience managing budgets at the small to mid-scale
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills with proven ability to work flexibly under pressure, in order to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • A genuine and demonstrable commitment to maintaining the broadening of cultural diversity, representation and access
  • Knowledge of the UK theatre landscape
  • Events producing experience
  • An enthusiasm for ETT and its objectives
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work flexibly and under pressure
  • An ability to use own initiative and solve problems proactively
  • A collaborative approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to manage a busy workload, prioritise and work to deadlines


  • Applications should be made by submitting the following to recruitment@ett.org.uk by midday on Monday 26th August 2019 
    • A full CV
    • A covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4, outlining your interest in and suitability for the role in line with the candidate brief and Person Specification
    • The names and contact details of two referees who are able to comment on you professionally. Please indicate how long and in what capacity your referees have known you. Please note, referees will not be contacted without your permission
    • A completed Equal Opportunities Form
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website