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Northern Stage

Archived: Communications Manager

Northern Stage creates and presents stylish, imaginative and accessible theatrical experiences of international quality and ambition. From our home in Newcastle upon Tyne we present a performance programme of classic and contemporary drama, dance and comedy on three stages: Stage 1, a 449 seat main house; Stage 2, a 160-seat studio; and Stage 3, a 90-seat fringe space. Each year we produce 7-8 in-house productions, co-productions and tours, and present the best in local, national and international theatre on the small- and mid-scale. We see producing and co-producing as fundamental to the future health of the theatre and intend to keep growing our capacity and ambition over coming years.

Over the last four years we have developed an innovative artist development programme, supporting a diverse range of artists to create ambitious and adventurous theatre. We are increasingly working in co-production or in association with these artists to produce, present and promote their work in Newcastle and beyond. Each summer we run a venue at the Edinburgh Festival, supporting artists from across the region to present and promote their work at the largest arts festival in the world.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join Northern Stage: having expanded our artistic and talent development activity over the last three years we are now undertaking a strategic review to more closely align our artistic, participatory and talent development programmes with the aspirations of our audience and artists. We are exploring innovative new models of creative engagement with artists, audiences and participants, and aim to redefine the role and purpose of a regional theatre while increasing our financial resilience and sustainability.

Northern Stage strives to be at the forefront of re-imagining the possibilities of what a 21st century regional producing theatre can be. We take a considerable strategic and developmental responsibility for artists and companies from within our region and seek an ambitious effective original thinker to help us on this mission.

Main purpose of the post:
The Communications Manager contributes to the strategic development of Northern Stage’s profile and audiences at the theatre’s base in Newcastle upon Tyne, on national tours across the UK and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Creative and imaginative, but with a focus on achieving ambitious sales targets, the Communications Manager will create and deliver marketing campaigns both on and offline. The successful candidate will be a skilled and enthusiastic marketing professional who can inspire, engage and communicate with a range of audiences in a variety of mediums.

For further details and an application form please visit the recruitment page on Northern Stage’s website.

Closing date for applications 5pm Thursday 3 March
Interviews Thursday 10 March / Friday 11 March
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