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Proper Job Theatre / Opportunities / Tue 12 Aug 2014

BBC Fellowship opportunity

BBC Fellowship opportunity


BBC Performing Arts Fellow

As part of the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship, Proper Job Theatre Company is seeking an individual who has shown dedication towards a career in theatre design, particularly for touring theatre, and demonstrates potential to take the next step towards a professional career as a theatre designer. Proper Job Theatre Company are based in the North of England creating and touring new work, producing large-scale theatre events whilst supporting and nurturing individuals from the local community and across Yorkshire and the North West. At Proper Job we are passionate about continuously developing projects that excite us, fire our curiosity and expand our imagination.

The fellowship will provide:

• A tailor-made programme to develop your skills
• Guidance and mentoring provided by experienced staff and leading theatre makers and designers
• An opportunity to develop your design capabilities on a range of projects
• A realised theatre design which will tour across the Northwest
• Support to help you to the next stage of your career and potential future design opportunities

The fellowship will take place between January and December 2015 through an agreed flexible programme.

Please note that this fellowship is subject to Proper Job Theatre Company being chosen as a host organisation (confirmation to be received in November 2014). The BBC Fellowship is not a salaried post, but provides funding to cover expenses, time and resources needed to properly support and nurture a developing writer.

If you are interested in this opportunity, email Chloe Whitehead with a CV and covering letter (1 side of A4 maximum) detailing:

• some of your experience in designing touring theatre
• how this fellowship will benefit you in your career and support your professional goals
If you have any queries please contact Chloe Whitehead on: 01484 514687

Deadline for applications: Midday Tuesday 12th August 2014.

If selected, you must be available for an interview on Thursday 14th August 2014 in Huddersfield. Please note that as detailed in the BBC’s guidelines, if you have previously worked for Proper Job Theatre Company in any paid capacity, you are not eligible to apply. For more information on the Fellowship, see

Individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply for this training opportunity as it is widely recognised that there is a lack of diversity in the sector.

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