Talawa is the UK’s leading Black theatre company. We have established a track record of producing quality work which shines a spotlight on Black talent, creating theatre for diverse audiences across the country. Mounting more than fifty productions over our 30-year history, we are the only Black British theatre company that presents the traditional canon of British theatre alongside international work and new plays. Recent productions include King Lear and Guys & Dolls, co-produced with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. New work includes Girls by Theresa Ikoko which toured in 2017 and Half Breed by Natasha Marshall, which was presented in 2017 and toured again this year.
Talawa is committed to supporting the development of emerging and established Black artists. Artists tell us they need a stronger network and more opportunities to work together. In response to their needs and the concerns of the wider industry, we have created MAKE, a community of Black emerging artists, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We believe a strong community of Black artists is the key to changing the future of the theatre landscape.
In November 2018 we are launching MAKE Online, an online community for Black artists based in the UK.Talawa is searching for offices and a Studio space in London and anticipate that it will be undertaking a large scale Capital campaign in the next few years.
This internship is designed for someone who is interested in developing a career in theatre administration, rather than a creative role such as a director, writer or performer. It is based in our office rather than in a theatre. You will support the work of our small staff team of ten by working across the majority of departments to understand how a touring theatre company operates. You will get the opportunity to take responsibility on specific projects. You will receive on the job training for any tasks which require more support.
Key duties and responsibilities
Working with the Administrator and Executive Director on:
MarketingWorking with the Marketing and Communications Manager to:
FundraisingWorking with the Development and Marketing Coordinator to:
Literary and participation
Working with the Literary Associate and New Work Coordinator on:
‘Studio Firsts’ administration including:
‘Talawa Firsts’ - preparation for the projectArtisticSupporting the work of the Associate Director with:
Duties and Responsibilities of all team members
Essential skills and experience
Desirable skills and experience
Dates: 5 February to 14 March 2019
Days: 3 days per week Tuesday to Thursday
Times: 10am to 6pm with 1 hour for lunch
Location: E1 6LA
Salary: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
To apply for this position please complete the application form below and a member of the team will be in touch