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Trustee / Board Member to Represent Students and Young People

(voluntary position – June 2019/2020)

We are looking for a current University of Exeter student to sit as a trustee on our Board. The Board consists of senior University of Exeter personnel, professionals in finance, marketing and theatre. As a trustee you will have equal responsibilities as other Board members in the governance and strategic direction of the Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The successful candidate will work alongside an existing student trustee, who will be VP Activities for the University Guild of Students 2019/20.

We are looking for a curious and engaged individual who is committed to broadening and deepening both students’ and young peoples’ experience of, and engagement with, the Exeter Northcott Theatre, the cultural life of the University and the city.

This is a formal voluntary (ie unpaid) appointment carrying legal responsibilities which will provide invaluable experience and an insight into all aspects of the running of an arts charity. The successful candidate will be appointed as Director and Trustee of Exeter Northcott Theatre Company. The position on the Board will be for one year from June 2019 – June 2020.

Please do not apply if you will not be a student for the whole of this period.

Please send completed application form, a CV and a covering letter of no more than 500 words to:

Lisa Hudson, Creative Learning Manager, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB or by email to: l.hudson@exeter.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 11th April 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th May 2019.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form



This is an exciting time to be joining the team at one of the South West’s leading theatres, with audiences growing year on year, our creative learning and talent development programmes going from strength to strength, and huge strategic opportunities as we develop our partnerships and grow our place within Exeter’s vibrant cultural scene.

The Production Manager is a key member of the Exeter Northcott Theatre’s management team, responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the theatre’s performance spaces and associated activities, with a particular focus on maintaining a safe working environment, achieving the highest possible artistic and technical standards, and ensuring the most efficient use of our resources.

Full Time role / £30,000 per annum

To be considered for this post please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return by the closing date below either by post to Recruitment, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QB or by email to jobs@exeternorthcott.co.uk.

Closing Date: 2nd April 2019 (midday)        

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Call for Performance Artists/Makers

The University of Exeter’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures & Environments of Health is currently investigating modern and historical understandings, experiences, and causes of loneliness in a project titled Loneliness and Community: Transforming Belonging at the University of Exeter.

In addition to working with a large body of student collaborators, the Wellcome Centre team have joined forces with Exeter Northcott Theatre to introduce a number of performance artists/makers into their process, to consider how creative practise might impact on their research methodologies and to develop concepts/prototypes for an original performance work, inspired by the collaboration, that might be used to engage a wider audience with that research.

For Phase One of this process (June 2019 – January 2020), we’re looking for three artists/makers to engage with the project, including both spending time with academics and participating alongside students within workshops/activities. Drawing on these experiences, they will then be asked to develop their ideas for an original performance work inspired by the research.

We’re keen not to prescribe what a ‘performance work’ might look like – it could exist as a live event or call on digital technologies; it might involve a written text or rely on visual or physical languages; it might be conceived as an intimate experience or demand to be staged on a large scale.

We’re simply looking for collaborators who can demonstrate a successful track record of creating work in dialogue with academics and/or communities; who bring a range of creative experience and perspectives to this project; and, above all, who are interested by the focus of this research.

We’re open to applications from both individual artists/makers and companies.

For Phase Two of this process (February – November 2020) we’ll choose one of the concepts/prototypes developed in Phase One and provide support and resources to develop that idea into a fully realised work, and, hopefully, take that work into full production in the most appropriate way.

Artists/makers will be supported throughout the process by Dr Fred Cooper (lead contact at the Wellcome Centre) and Daniel Buckroyd (Artistic Director of the Northcott Theatre).

Project Fee:               

Each of the three artists/makers engaged will receive a fee of £1,500.00 (including expenses),

payable in three equal instalments; one on engagement; one at the start of the 2019/2020 Academic Year; and one on presentation of concepts/prototypes.

Project Timeline:

June/July 2019 –    initial meetings with academics

Sept-Dec 2019 –     engagement with student collaborators through workshops and activities

End Jan 2020 –        presentation of concept/prototype for the proposed performance work

We anticipate artists/makers needing to make an overall commitment of 10 days to the project.

Application Process:

To express an interest in this opportunity please send us a CV, a brief ‘portfolio’ of images of / information about your work, and a c.500 word statement setting out your interest in this project.

Applications should be sent by email to jobs@exeternorthcott.co.uk or by post to Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QB

Closing Date – 1st April 2019 (12.00 midday)

Interviews – TBC Late April / Early May

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Exeter Northcott Theatre is a registered charity and receives funding from the Arts Council, Exeter City Council, University of Exeter and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation