Literary Assistant

The Bush Theatre is looking for a passionate and organised Literary Assistant to become an integral member of the artistic team, and to be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the literary department.

This role is perfect for someone with excellent administrative skills and a keen interest in new writing. Responsibilities include managing our team of readers and the Bush Theatre’s open submissions.

In this role you will:

  • Support the Literary Manager in the commissioning and development of new talent.
  • Administer the Bush Theatre unsolicited play submissions process, including feedback to playwrights and enquiries from writers and agents.
  • Lead on the administration and monitoring of the Literary budget and Literary invoices in liaison with the Literary Manager; tracking receipts, creating expenses claim forms, coding and processing invoices.
  • Support the Literary Manager in the day to day running of the Literary department.

The value of equal opportunities runs through the heart of the organisation. Our diverse team and their range of experiences are vital to the Bush’s success, but we still have work to do to make sure that Bush staff represent the communities we serve. We actively encourage people with different backgrounds to join us. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour and disabled people who are currently underrepresented in our team. All disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview.

Meet the Bush team

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 30 September 2021.

1st interviews will tale place on Monday 18 October 2021.

2nd interviews will take place on Monday 25 October 2021.


Literary Assistant Job Application pack 2021

Bush Theatre Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2021

If you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application please contact our Theatre Administrator, Jessica Pentney by email [email protected] or phone 0208743 3584.