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Set & Costume Designer

About the Role

Open Theatre is looking for a designer to create costumes and dress locations for an immersive outdoor theatre experience for young people with learning disabilities. As part of this performance, audience members will explore a local ‘jungle’, only just discovered in the city. There they will meet all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures. The experience takes place in a park with a woodland area. The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and creating costumes for the performers (creatures) and creative enablers (rangers), and for constructing a light set in the woodland area.

Job Title: Costume & Set Designer (Freelance, project-based)
Hours: Part-time; 8 full days across project lifetime. Must be available for performances on 16th and 17th July 2021
Location: Rehearsals & performances at performance venue (Likely Martineau Gardens)
Term: May 2021 – August 2021
Fee: £1250
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 26th May, 5pm

There are no formal qualification requirements for this role. We are looking for someone who can work to a brief and work within budget, and who has professional experience of designing sets and costumes. If you are excited about the project, and have some professional experience as a designer, we’d be interested to talk to you.

How to Apply

Applicants should fully read and understand the Job Description before applying.

Applicants should send a short letter or video (up 5 minutes) explaining your experience and why you’re interested in the role, and 2 examples of previous work to, before Wednesday 27th May at 5pm.

You must also fill out our equal opportunities form.

Open Theatre recognises the long-term systemic barriers which have prevented black artists & cultural workers from thriving in the industry.

As part of our commitment under the More than a Moment initiative to combat these barriers, we are operating a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any applicants from black* backgrounds who meet the Essential Criteria in the Personal Specification.

* We have adopted the Black Ticket Project‘s definition of ‘Black’: as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such (More Than A Moment).

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