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Outside Edge Theatre Company

Archived: Participation and Operations Manager

About Us

Outside Edge Theatre Company (OETC) is the UK’s only theatre company and participatory arts charity focused on addiction.

For over twenty years, our ground-breaking workshops and acting ensemble have inspired positive change in recovering addicts. Using drama as a creative outlet, we help participants build confidence, self-esteem and the skills required to lead productive, healthy lives free from harmful addictive behaviours. Our facilitated activities, which include improvisation, creative writing, acting exercises and performance opportunities, have garnered international recognition from health experts, academics and other arts organisations.

OETC also develops, nurtures and produces new writing and performances about issues related to addiction, including the biennial Phil Fox Award for Playwriting. We tour our productions to off-West End venues, festivals, treatment facilities and other civic spaces.

Currently, OETC runs eleven weekly participatory workshops and delivers Drama, Dance and Creative Writing Taster Sessions in treatment facilities. The company is also in the process of planning its 2023 season of productions. More information on these workshops and previous OETC projects and productions can be found at

The Role

The Participation and Operations Manager is responsible for delivering the efficient operation of OETC’s office and managing the company’s programme of participatory arts projects. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside AD / CEO Matt Steinberg to support the company’s growth and secure a sustainable and long-term future for this small, fast-paced participatory arts charity and theatre company.

Attention to detail, the ability to manage your own time efficiently and be a self-starter is essential, along with a ‘can do’ attitude, a respectful and personal approach to participants and a willingness to creatively engage with new challenges.

OETC aims to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and we want our team to represent the same diversity of our participants, audiences and artists. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds drawing on different perspectives, experience and knowledge. We particularly want to encourage people to apply for this role who have lived experience of being affected by addiction and those who are representative of the diverse communities we serve.

The Participation and Operations Manager is a full-time role with a salary of £32,000-£35,000 per annum (dependent on experience).

For more information and to apply, visit

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 25th of November and interviews will be held on 28th of November.

Photo: Ali Wright

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