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We're looking for a talented, creative and energetic community theatre practitioner who understands the transformative power of arts.

We're embarking on an exciting and ambitious arts and culture programme, enabling people of all ages to take part in a wide range of arts activities, on their doorsteps. We already have many groups enjoying dance, theatre, writing, photography, painting, crafts... but we want to do more.

About the Fellowship

We’re committed to making this Fellowship work for you, as well as for us, and it will be a totally unique, bespoke role. 

Together we'll decide the Fellowship’s exact nature and content, but it could involve:

  • Running informal taster sessions, workshops and short courses
  • Selecting material for groups to work on, preparing and running rehearsals
  • Working towards at least one production
  • Training volunteers to run sessions after your fellowship has ended
  • Contributing to Peabody’s overall arts and culture strategy, and supporting existing groups

Who we're looking for

This is the first time we've created a Fellowship, and we're planning to apply to the BBC Performing Arts Fund to pay for this post (please note: if our funding application isn’t successful, this Fellowship won’t go ahead).

The BBC PAF Fellowship scheme is designed to "support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts careers. Covering dance, theatre, music and anything in-between, through this scheme we hope to identify the next generation of performing arts talent, whether they are directors, choreographers, composers, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, producers or any other creative working in the sector."

Our Fellow will be:

  • In the early stages of their career
  • Appropriately trained and qualified, and eager to develop their skills
  • Enthusiastic and energetic, with a "can-do" attitude and a track record of delivery
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to community theatre, and relevant practical experience
  • Reliable, hard-working and motivated
  • Calm and positive under pressure
  • Able to encourage, inspire and draw out the best in people from diverse backgrounds, with a wide variety of skills, needs, aspirations and interests
  • Keen to take initiative and see things through, while being able to work effectively with several teams
  • Great at communicating with people at all levels — including in meetings, through written communications and face to face

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Your letter (no more than two pages) should tell us about your relevant experience, why you’re interested in becoming the first Peabody Arts Fellow, and how you would focus your Fellowship.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 29 July, 6pm. Good luck!