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Wanted: New members of Team PP

Exciting times at PPHQ. We’re on the search for some outstandingly talented new people to come and join Team PP.

We’ve got three new roles on offer in our production team led by Senior Producer Hanna and Producer Francesca. We’re looking for highly motivated, dynamic, ambitious, all-round excellent people who are passionate about new plays and touring, and are excellent chefs*.

* Being an excellent chef isn’t actually in the job description, but Taste Tuesday is highly competitive, so…

You’ll be joining Team PP in our Central London office but will regularly find yourself on trains up and down the UK visiting our partner venues and seeing our work on tour.

Up your street? Excellent. We can’t wait to hear from you. Details below.



ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Paines Plough is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as Assistant Producer. The Assistant Producer will assist the Senior Producer and Producer in delivering Paines Plough’s programme of work across the small-scale, mid-scale and internationally with a particular focus on Paines Plough’s new ACE Strategic Touring Funded project Roundabout. The Assistant Producer will support on contract preparation, scheduling, rehearsals, tech, company and venue liaison, budget management, marketing, audience development, press and tour booking. Some travel is required in this role.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic member of our dedicated team of eight full-time employees based on Aldwych in Central London. They will have a passion for new plays and touring and a minimum of two years professional experience in the arts.

For more information download a full job description and application form here or email office@painesplough.com.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4 January 2016 at 12pm
First interviews: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2016
Second interviews: Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 January 2016
Applicants should be aware that if called for an interview, there will be set tasks to prepare.

Applications should be submitted by email only to office@painesplough.com.
If you are unable to submit your application by email please contact Bhavini Goyate on 020 7240 4533.

Please address applications to Hanna Streeter, Senior Producer and clearly mark the email subject: ASSISTANT PRODUCER APPLICATION.

Paines Plough is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
Registered charity number: 267523



MARKETING AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Paines Plough is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as Marketing and Audience Development Officer. This new role will support the Senior Producer and Producer in the delivery of Paines Plough’s marketing and audience development plan across the small-scale, mid-scale and internationally with a particular focus on Paines Plough’s new ACE Strategic Touring Funded project Roundabout. The post-holder will support partners in reaching new audiences, and create and deliver bespoke audience development and marketing plans. They will manage our burgeoning social media platforms and be the voice of Paines Plough on the web. Analytics and reporting are a key facet of the role. The Marketing and Audience Development Officer is expected to travel for this role.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic member of our dedicated team of eight full-time employees based on Aldwych.  They will have a passion for new plays and touring and a minimum of one year’s experience working in a marketing and/or audience development position.

For more information download a full job description and application form here or email office@painesplough.com.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4 January 2016 at 12pm
First interviews: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2016
Second interviews: Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 January 2016
Applicants should be aware that if called for an interview, there will be set tasks to prepare.

Applications should be submitted by email only to office@painesplough.com.
If you are unable to submit your application by email please contact Bhavini Goyate on 020 7240 4533.

Please address applications to Hanna Streeter, Senior Producer and clearly mark the email subject: MARKETING AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER APPLICATION.

Paines Plough is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
Registered charity number: 267523



PRODUCTION MANAGER

Paines Plough is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as Production Manager. The Production Manager will oversee the production of Paines Plough’s programme of work across the small-scale, mid-scale and internationally as well as supporting the Technical Director on the delivery and maintenance of Paines Plough’s new ACE Strategic Touring Funded project Roundabout. They are responsible for delivering all physical productions on budget and to schedule, as well as acting as technical and production liaison with all co-producers, tour venues and visiting companies. They will line-manage all technical and company stage managers, and tour with productions. The Production Manager is required to work away from home for many months during the year. When not on tour, the Production Manager is required to work at the Paines Plough office during normal office hours.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic member of our dedicated team of eight full-time employees based on Aldwych.  They will have a passion for new plays and touring and experience of production managing across small and middle-scale venues.

For more information download a full job description and application form here or email office@painesplough.com.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4 January 2016 at 12pm
First interviews: Wednesday 6 January 2016
Second interviews: Tuesday 12 January 2016
Applicants should be aware that if called for an interview, there will be set tasks to prepare.

Applications should be submitted by email only to office@painesplough.com.
If you are unable to submit your application by email please contact Bhavini Goyate on 020 7240 4533.

Please address applications to Hanna Streeter, Senior Producer and clearly mark the email subject: PRODUCTION MANAGER APPLICATION.

Paines Plough is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
Registered charity number: 267523

Step Changing from NT to Play, Pie, Pint

please note: pint pictured is not actual size

As this is the end of my third week working with Paines Plough I thought it was about time I wrote a blog. I’m Rachel, and I’m here due to a frankly brilliant scheme called Step Change.

The idea behind the programme is to try and counteract the fact that the theatre industry can be haphazard in terms of spotting and nurturing people who have management and producing potential. My experience, working at the National Theatre as the Technical and Production Administrator, has been great in terms of teaching me about the theatrical process on a large scale; but when it comes to the next step in my career, I’m going to need specific experience that my role at the NT as a little cog in a big old machine doesn’t afford me.

Participants on Step Change get a week of masterclasses from industry experts and several follow-up sessions; a mentor to give advice/drink with/be talked down by (mine, Ros, is General Manager at the Old Vic); and a secondment of around 40 days in another organisation. And this is where my path meets Paines Plough’s.

Paines Plough had put together two secondment proposals, and when I first met with Tara and Claire I told them I was interested in working as Assistant Producer on what turned out to be the upcoming Roundabout project. I’m a Sheffield girl, and the concept – a portable theatre space, initially within the Crucible, a company in rep, three brand new plays – sounded very exciting whilst still allowing me to cling on to my comfort zone (read: opportunity to jump on the 82 to my Mum’s for a cuppa if it all got too much). I still think the Roundabout project is going to be brilliant and I’m really enjoying being in the office watching it all coming together.

But when Tara called and said they thought I’d be better served by being given even MORE responsibility, and would I be up for being the Trainee Producer on this year’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint, I was thrilled. Then terrified. Then thrilled again.

So I’m spending two days a week south of the river with the NT, and three on the north bank with Paines Plough, until mid-September when we hit Òran Mór in Glasgow with our three brilliant plays. We will then be touring to the Traverse in Edinburgh, the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and the Belgrade in Coventry. So far I have been meeting with the writers, putting together our teams (Stage Management, Lighting and Sound design), drafting ideas for marketing material and next week I’m travelling up to Edinburgh to continue casting one of the plays – at the National, there are whole departments to do each of those things.

I can see that our three plays are going to present me with completely different challenges, and I’m sure that that will mean a lot of thinking on my feet – particularly when I take the lead once we’re in Scotland. But that’s what I’m after – a buzz, a challenge and above all, the opportunity to get properly hands-on and help create some excellent theatre. I’ll keep you updated.

In the mean time, if you’d like to know more about Step Change, let me know by posting a comment here, or check out www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/stepchange.