Resident Director Bursary

The Bush Theatre is offering a talented, emerging director the opportunity to join their artistic team on a 6 month placement. The Bush Theatre would like to expand their artistic team with an enthusiastic and organised Resident Director.

The Resident Director will support the artistic, literary and community teams, while gaining experience assisting on shows and shadowing heads of departments. The Resident Director will have the opportunity to sharpen their dramaturgical skills, pull their directing vision into focus and will be part of the programming team. They will learn how a top London producing theatre works, being part of the day to day running and operation of the Bush Theatre.

Eligibility:

The Bush Theatre welcomes applications from individuals based outside of London but, due to the nature of the bursary placement, we require presence in London for the duration of the position, and applicants should be aware of this.

Applicants:

The value of equal opportunities runs through the heart of the Bush. Our diverse team and their range of experiences are vital to the Bush’s success, but we still have work to do to ensure the Bush staff represent the communities we serve.

The Resident Director Bursary will be an opportunity for the Bush team to continue our work with a diverse group of directors and theatre makers.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from:
Emerging directors and theatre makers of Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, North African, East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian, Migrant, Black and Latinx backgrounds, Deaf, disabled and neuro-divergent emerging directors. If you do not fall within these categories but can demonstrate a commitment to creative inclusion and access in your previous work, we are open to applications from you.

We aim to give space to creatives within these communities to lead and tell their stories.

In this role you will:

  • Support the Literary Manager, Associate and Artistic Director in nurturing new plays and ideas for research and development and potential programming.
  • Support the Literary department with reading scripts, providing constructive feedback and preparing notes for writers, watching new productions/tours that may be suitable as visiting productions and report programming opportunities to the artistic team.
  • Work alongside the Community Producer to develop and deliver workshops for our youth and community work.
  • Assist in-house and external directors on shows produced by the Bush Theatre.

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 23 September 2021.

1st interviews will tale place Tuesday 5 October 2021.

2nd interviews will take place on Thursday 7 October 2021.

The ideal start date for this role is w/c Monday 25th October 2021 or w/c 1st November 2021.


Resident Director Bursary – Job Description

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.