Associate Director – The Snowflake

Summary

Birmingham Rep is looking for an Associate Director to join the creative team for our upcoming production of THE SNOWFLAKE, directed by Matt Aston. The successful candidate will have experience working on early years productions, as well as experience in movement direction. Experience with puppetry is desirable.

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Associate Director

Birmingham Rep is looking for an Associate Director to join the creative team for our upcoming production of THE SNOWFLAKE, directed by Matt Aston.

The successful candidate will have experience working on early years productions, as well as experience in movement direction. Experience with puppetry is desirable.

The production will be rehearsed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and we are keen to hire an Associate Director who is based in the West Midlands.

At the Rep we want our work to be culturally informed and accessible to all. We welcome applications from candidates who identity as D/deaf & disabled/neurodiverse and global majority communities.

 

About the show:

“Wherever the wind takes us, we all find a place to land…”

Based on the timeless Christmas story by Benji Davies, The Snowflake tells the tale of a snowflake, a little girl and her Grandpa – all longing for their own special place in the world.

Presented by Birmingham Rep, Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre; unwrap the magic at The Rep this festive season and find out how everyone can find their way to shine like a star!

Adapted by Matt Aston, The Snowflake is a Rep Original production and has been created especially for children aged 3 to 6 years old (and their grown-ups!). The show takes place in The Rep’s most intimate performance space, The Door, offering a perfect introduction to theatre and a special experience for young audiences.

Show running time: approximately 50 minutes

 

Production Dates:

The Associate Director will need to be exclusively available to the production on the following dates:

Preliminary Rehearsal Week 1 (Birmingham Rep): w/c 7 October 2024

Preliminary Rehearsal Week 2 (Birmingham Rep): w/c 14 October 2024

Rehearsal Week 3 (Birmingham Rep): w/c 18 November 2024

Rehearsal Week 4 (Birmingham Rep): w/c 25 November 2024

Technical Rehearsals (Birmingham Rep): w/c 2 December 2024

First Preview (Birmingham Rep): Thursday 5 December 2024

Press Night (Birmingham Rep): Saturday 7 December 2024

(All dates subject to change which will be communicated as soon as possible.)

 

Please also indicate your availability in the following periods:

Run at Birmingham Rep: Thursday 5 December 2024-Sunday 12 January 2024

West Midlands Libraries Tour: Monday 20 January 2025-Saturday 15 February 2025

 

About the role:

The Associate Director will work closely with the Director and creative team throughout the process. Following a two-week preliminary rehearsal period in October, the Associate Director will lead rehearsals for around 10 days in rehearsal weeks 3 and 4 in the Director’s absence. The Associate Director will have experience in, and be able to support the Director with, movement direction.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting scheduling, rehearsal planning and liaising with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre team, creatives, and co-producers
  • Leading the rehearsal room in the Director’s absence as required
  • Supporting the delivery of accessible performances
  • Taking an active role in contributing to the good welfare of the company, helping to build a creative and accessible environment in which everyone is empowered to do their best work
  • Other reasonable duties to aid the smooth running of the production

 

How to apply:

Submission of CV and cover letter, followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates.

We do accept video submissions of no longer than 5 minutes, please contact the People Team on RepTalent@birmingham-rep.co.uk

The deadline for applications is: Monday 5th August 2024, 12pm noon

Organisation

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Fixed fee

Fixed Fee Amount

3,500

Closing Date

05/08/2024

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Job Type

Production

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