Interested in a career in theatre? Reduced Circumstances have a variety of internships available
Reduced Circumstances currently have several exciting opportunities for people who are interested in a career in theatre and would like to develop their skills and understanding of the various aspects of theatre production and administration and gain some invaluable hands-on experience.
No previous qualifications or experience are necessary (although if you have them, that’s obviously a bonus!) and we welcome people from all backgrounds, disciplines and abilities. We are looking for people with a strong interest in theatre, who are not afraid of hard work, can use their initiative, work well in a team, and keep a sense of humour under pressure!
Whilst we would expect our interns to be involved in all departments, areas covered would include:
1. Arts Administration – handling a range of administrative tasks, supporting our work in productions, showcases and artist development, using all programs within the Microsoft office suite and handling enquiries via phone and email.
2. Education/Outreach – supporting RC to develop and deliver their education and outreach aims, liaising with schools and colleges, developing workshops, communicating information between schools and colleges and relevant members of the team, assisting with events, completing research, developing ties within the community, and handling enquiries via phone and email.
3. Funding – helping RC to raise crucial funds by building relationships with donors, holding fundraising galas, seeking corporate sponsorship and applying to trusts and foundations. Being a theatre company without subsidy, this work is vital to achieving our ambitious plans.
4. Press and Marketing – supporting the planning and implementation of marketing strategy for RC's productions and projects; handling a range of administrative tasks including organising photo-shoots; submitting listings; researching advertising opportunities, updating social media; liaising with a variety of external agencies and organisations and handling general enquiries via e-mail and phone.
*Please note that all of our internships are voluntary, although we will cover your travel expenses. We would ask you to commit a minimum of 16 hours a week for at least 6 weeks. Where possible we will try to be flexible about hours to accomodate other paid work you may have but we would ask you to be as flexible as possible in order to work around our various projects.
To apply: Please e-mail your CV to email@example.com, including details of two referees, and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work with the company.
If applying by post please send your cover letter and CV to: Emma Keele, Reduced Circumstances, Haven East Studio, 12a Haven East, 146 Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NL