The Almeida Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences that we engage with. The recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and D/deaf and disabled candidates, as these groups are currently underrepresented.
Almeida Young Company: Artist Call Out
The Almeida is looking for an artist/group of artists/company to work with their Young Company (18–25 year olds) to make a new piece of performance in 2019.
The Almeida Young Company is a year-long ensemble company, who meet weekly to train, make theatre and perform together. Through a wide-ranging process which encompasses acting, writing, devising and performing, our aim is to develop the theatre artists of the future. For this year’s intake we auditioned 200 people from across London. In previous years, we have collaborated with commissioned writers including Molly Taylor, Luke Barnes and Ontroerend Goed member Joeri Smet to create performances that push the boundaries of what theatre made with young people can be.
What we are looking for
We are currently looking for proposals from directors, writers or companies to create for an ambitious piece of theatre which challenges and engages our 18–25 year old Young Company. This can be an idea that you have for a new show, an adaptation or something immersive, but it must be appropriate and engaging for an ensemble of up to 20 people. At this point we cannot guarantee where the final performance will take place, so we are open to suggestions which will take place in non-traditional settings.
At this stage, we are open to hear about any ideas, but we are especially interested in:
• ideas that are ambitious and exciting
• shows that push form or the idea of what theatre can be
• ideas which tell new stories or which highlight voices that aren’t often heard
• proposals that explore knotty issues without offering easy answers
We are open to joint submissions by groups of artists e.g. director/writer, director/movement director etc.
You would need to be available on Tuesday evenings between January and July, as well as other dates to be agreed betwen you and the company. Ideally you will also be available to run three sessions of research & development in November.
The fee will be reflective of whether the collaboration is with a single or group of artists but we are committed to paying standard industry rates.
What we want from you
- A one page document detailing your initial ideas for the piece. We just want to get a sense of why the idea excites you, and the possibilities that the project offers to the young company. Don’t worry too much about the logistics at this point (although the piece should be achievable given the time frames), but do try and communicate how the idea will be exciting, and how it fits in with our ambition to make high-quality, adventurous theatre with young people.
- A copy of your CV or bio
The deadline for proposals is 5pm, Wednesday 31 November.
The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Finance Manager.
The Finance Manager is responsible for the day to day operation, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems within the organisation. They are responsible for producing monthly accounts, undertaking variance analysis and implementing financial controls. They will work with the Head of Finance and manage the Finance Officer.
The successful candidate will be a good communicator, with the ability to work with a range of staff across all departments, have excellent analytical and spreadsheet skills, hands on experience as well as a formal accounting qualification such as AAT or ACCA/CIMA.
Application Deadline: Monday 22 October 2018 at 12pm.
Resident Director Pool
We are seeking Expressions of Interest for a pool of Resident Directors attached to the Almeida Theatre, and who would like to develop skills and hone their craft for a year with the support of our Artistic and Participation teams.
Application deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 7 November 2018
Interviews will take place: Monday 3-Wednesday 5 December and Monday 10-Tuesday 11 December 2018.
Please note you also have the option of applying with a video of your answers. Please read through the form for more information on how to complete the application.
Please state Resident Director Pool in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us on 0207 288 4908.
Stage Management Placements
Our voluntary placements are aimed at people who want to get some valuable experience alongside or following their higher education studies. Please note that priority will be given to students who require professional placements as a part of their specialist course.
On this placement, you can expect to assist the stage management team with the day-to-day running of the show. This may include setting up the rehearsal room; researching, making and sourcing props and furniture; and supporting the team during the technical rehearsals.
In your cover letter we recommend that you clearly state your relevant experience and what you would hope to gain from the placement.
We have opportunities available on the following productions:
Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 24 October 2018
Interviews: w/c Monday 29 October 2018
Start date: Wednesday 2 January 2019
Finish date: Tuesday 19 February 2018
Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 28 November 2018
Interviews: w/c Monday 10 December 2018
Start Date: w/c Monday 25 February 2019
Finish Date: Tuesday 16 April 2019
Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 18 February 2019
Start Date: Tuesday 6 May 2019
Finish Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019