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Lecturer in Construction and Stagecraft

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Construction and Stagecraft to join our School of Creative Technologies, Design and Enterprise.  You will teach Construction and Stagecraft skills on modules for both our Theatre and Production Technology course and our Theatre and Performance Design courses at all levels (4 – 6). More specifically, this involves teaching the theory and practice of contemporary scenic construction in a theatre and performance context.

You will also be expected to contribute to the development of this pathway on our Theatre and Production Technology programme, support students academically and pastorally, and carry out administrative duties appropriate to the role. This includes project supervision, assessment, module leadership and support for students at all levels.

The ideal candidate must have substantial professional experience in Set Construction/Stagecraft and be educated to at least a degree level or equivalent professional qualification with teaching experience in higher education or similar training provision. Ideally you will also have experience in rigging, flying and mechanical stage technologies.

You will also have excellent working knowledge of current health and safety practices, use of CAD software, demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  You will be student focused, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills with a strong commitment to preparing students for sustained employment. 

The post will commence from 1st September 2024. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 12 noon.

Full-time, Permanent

£37,099 - £44,263 pro rata (Pay Award Pending)

You can download or request a hard copy of the details and an application form, from our website:

Head of BA Acting

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking an experienced and inspirational teacher of acting to lead its BA Professional Acting course, overseeing the development and delivery of modern and world-class actor training.

Equipped with substantial experience of teaching within a drama school environment and a sophisticated understanding of the wider drama industry, the successful candidate will harness the skills and experience of core acting staff and visiting practitioners to provide a rigorous, ambitious, creative and inclusive approach for training undergraduate actors. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to diversity, strong organisational skills and a track record of effecting positive change.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the BOVTS core staff and to play an integral role in the consolidation of the School’s reputation for world-class actor training. You will be joining a close-knit and supportive staff team who together provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which our students can realise their potential.

For more information on the role and application process, please visit the school website

Subject Lead (Audio)

Drama Studio London is looking for a Subject Lead (Audio) on a fixed term contract starting in September 2024.

The Subject lead (Audio) oversees the audio curriculum for the three years of the BA (Hons) Professional Acting, the two years of the MFA Professional Acting, and the one year of the PGDIP/MA Professional Acting.

For more information on the application process or to apply, please visit

External Examiner, BA (Hons.) Acting (Musicianship)

Following revalidation in 2023, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) are seeking to appoint an experienced External Examiner for their BA Acting (Musicianship) programme, due to launch in September 2024.

BA (Hons.) Acting (Musicianship) is a vocational training programme with a focus on creation and collaboration. The course offers training in vocal and instrumental skills, acting, movement/dance practice, and the integration of these disciplines in creative processes and performance. The programme will prepare students for a sustainable career in performance with a ratio of practical: written work of approx. 80:20. Please see the LIPA website for further course details.

LIPA is accredited by CDMT and is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools.

The appointed candidate should have:

- have a minimum of 2 years experience of an academic position with UK Higher Education.

- experience in programme design and student assessment at Level 6 (BA (Hons.) level)

- sufficient experience in quality assurance to enable them to discharge their role

- previous experience as an External Examiner.

- significant experience working within, a comparable conservatoire and/or practical training environment.

The appointment will commence in 2024, for a tenure of 4 years.

Please send CVs and expressions of interest to the interim Head of Musical Theatre, Matthew Dudley at [email protected]

External Examiner, BA Acting

Following revalidation in 2023, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) are seeking to appoint an experienced External Examiner for their BA Acting programme.

BA (Hons.) Acting is a vocational training programme with a focus on creation and collaboration. Alongside the cultivation of acting skill and technique, there is a strong emphasis on each individual students’ personal and professional development as an independent artist. The programme prepares students for a sustainable career in performance and has strong links with industry. The ratio of practical: written work sits at approx. 80:20. Please see the LIPA website for further details in respect of the course.

LIPA is accredited by CDMT and is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools.

The appointed candidate should have:

- have a minimum of 2 years experience of an academic position with UK Higher Education.

- experience in programme design and student assessment at Level 6 (BA (Hons.) level)

- sufficient experience in quality assurance to enable them to discharge their role

- previous experience as an External Examiner.

- significant experience working within, a comparable conservatoire and/or practical training environment.

The appointment will commence in 2024, for a tenure of 4 years.

Please send CVs and expressions of interest to the Course Leader, Stuart Crowther ([email protected]) by 25th April 2024


Head of Musical Theatre

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies.  We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes.

To align with our vision and values, our ambitious strategic plan focusses on the core themes of, Excellence, Equity, Environment, Empowerment, Employability and Entrepreneurship. This is an exciting time in our evolution as we embark upon acquiring degree awarding powers, expanding, and enhancing our portfolio of degree programmes, and continuing to provide a world leading creative learning environment to support and develop world class graduates ready to respond to the evolving needs of the creative industries and lead positive change in the performing arts.

This year saw the successful launch of our new BA and CertHE Musical Theatre programmes. In the autumn of 2024, we will welcome our first cohort onto our new BA Actor Musicianship programme. Looking further ahead, strategically we are exploring postgraduate development of our musical theatre programme portfolio.

We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced individual to be the inaugural Head of Musical Theatre within our School of Performance. As Head of Musical Theatre, you will be responsible for the vision and academic leadership for all provisions within the subject area. In collaboration with colleagues, the postholder will provide leadership in pedagogic innovation, student experience, oversight of the curriculum and develop dynamic networks and collaborative opportunities to position LIPA at the cutting edge of professional Musical Theatre training.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, inspiring, and well-connected practitioner with experience from both the professional musical theatre industry and the conservatoire level training sector and recognise the significant opportunity for impact to deliver a compelling vision for musical theatre at LIPA.

You will have a deep personal and professional commitment to equity and diversity and demonstrate an inclusive leadership style that nurtures feelings of belonging throughout the community, in alignment with the vision, purpose and values of LIPA. As a new colleague, you will join a thriving creative community and learning environment, working with inspiring students and supportive colleagues. The successful applicant will contribute to the ongoing development of vocational learning, practice, and scholarship within LIPA.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification via the link below

The closing date for applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday 17th March 2024. Successful applicants will be invited to interview on either Tuesday 30th April or Wednesday 1st May.

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies.  We enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Course Leader/Lecturer to join our Theatre and Performance Design team leading the BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Design course. You will be responsible for curriculum management and leadership, enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment, quality assurance and, equally important, operational management of the programme.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience as a Set Designer and be educated to at least degree level or have undergone comparable professional training at a recognised centre of excellence. Teaching experience in higher education or similar training provision is desirable.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and have strong written skills including the ability to produce clear reports as well as the ability to work as part of a team. You will be student focussed, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills, with a strong commitment to preparing students for sustained employment.

In return we offer a highly creative working environment that will inspire you to fulfil your potential and training opportunities to develop your skills and experience, competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, generous holiday entitlements, and complimentary tickets to our inhouse productions.

This is a permanent post to commence from August/September 2024.

Full-time, Permanent

£42,978 - £48,350

Closing date for this post: 4pm on Friday 8th March 2024

For more information and how to apply, please see the LIPA website

Senior Voice and Dialect Tutor (Term time contract)

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking an experienced Senior Voice and Dialect Tutor to teach on its Professional Acting and Professional Voice Studies courses. The role holder will be responsible for teaching students working on both in-house text projects and public performances.


Highly experienced in all aspects of voice and dialect work, and with experience of teaching within higher education, the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, capable of building positive relationships with students. You will be able to work as part of a team but also on your own initiative, and be happy to step into a busy, fast-paced yet friendly workplace.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Theatre School’s core teaching team and to contribute to a vibrant and proactive department through the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will play an instrumental role as the School seeks to consolidate its world-leading reputation for stage and screen training. 

Contract: Permanent, term-time only
Salary: £35,000 per annum, pro-rata
Posted: Friday 2 February
Closing date: Friday 23 February at 9 am



For a full job description and to apply, please visit the school website

Senior Acting Tutor (Term time contract)

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a Senior Acting Tutor to join its core teaching team, to help provide contemporary actor training across its undergraduate and postgraduate acting degree courses.


Experienced in teaching actor training through a variety of pedagogies from a range of practitioners, you will be organised, creative and have a commitment to diversifying curricula beyond a Eurocentric perspective. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching acting in a screen and recorded media context within a higher education or a professional training environment.


You will work closely with the Director of Acting Courses to develop and deliver a forward-looking curriculum through classes, workshops and tutorials, and through identifying and employing a range of visiting directors. This is an exciting opportunity to join BOVTS and to contribute towards the delivery of world-class actor training.

Contract: Permanent, term-time only
Salary: £35,000 per annum, pro-rata
Posted: Friday 2 February
Closing date: Friday 23 February at 9 am    

For a full job description and to apply, please visit the school website

Head of Screen (interim fixed-term appointment)

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking to appoint a Head of Screen on a fixed-term basis to lead our MA Screen Acting course and support the ongoing development of our screen training provision.

Equipped with proven experience of teaching screen actor training and an in-depth understanding of the screen industry, the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and engaging visiting practitioners, directing students in scenes and short film shoots, and for teaching across the MA programme and other courses as opportunities arise. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of evolving practices within the screen industry and a desire to connect those practices to current actor training pedagogy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the School’s teaching staff on a fixed-term basis, as BOVTS seeks to consolidate its world-class reputation as a leader in drama education. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in preparing BOVTS students to achieve their potential through the delivery of a current, inclusive approach to screen training and by ensuring our curricula remain relevant within the changing screen industry.   

Contract: Fixed term, full-time*
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Posted: Friday 26 January
Closing date: Friday 16 February at 9 am

*The appointment will be for an initial period of 9 months, with potential to extend to up to a total of 12 months.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit the school website

Stage Manager

Join the Drama Studio London team as our Stage Manager. Working on all in-house performances from props to technical management. Other responsibilities include technical support for off-site production. Available on a freelance basis. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

For more information please see DSL's website
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We’re looking to grow, strengthen and expand our People's Network, welcoming and encouraging applications from individuals who may identify as part of or belong to communities currently underrepresented in our workforce.

If you are interested in working with GSA on a freelance or permanent basis or would like to learn more, we invite you to register your interest via email to [email protected] and we will follow up to organise an informal discussion within the following 14 days.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you.

As part of the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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