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The Traverse Theatre is currently looking for an enthusiastic
and highly self-motivated Administrator to provide crucial support
and service to the team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in
all general office duties as well as maintaining excellent
communication systems throughout the building.
You will be expected to provide support for various departments,
including but not limited to: IT and maintenance services for the
Traverse building; Visiting Company contracts and settlements;
hires and events; and assisting with diary planning and travel and
accommodation arrangements for all Theatre requirements.
The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional verbal and
written communication skills. They will be confident in their
ability to be a strong ambassador for the Traverse, with
outstanding computer literacy and reception skills. They will have
keen attention to detail and a helpful, approachable demeanour.
This candidate will be approachable and pro-active; rising to
anticipate needs and act as the lynchpin of the Traverse network.
They must also be able to effectively prioritise and execute tasks
in a high-pressure environment, working to a high standard whether
alone or a team and always prepared to meet new challenges
An interest in the arts and an eagerness to engage with the
inner workings of the New Writing scene would be an
An immediate start may be available to the successful
For more information and to apply for this post, please download
the application pack from our website and return it to Pauleen
Rafferty, HR and Payroll Manager, using the address listed in the
pack or via email to email@example.com.
Deadline: 12 noon Monday 15 August.
Interviews:16 - 19 August.
The Traverse Theatre is currently looking to appoint aFestival
Technicianfor the Fringe Festival period in August to be
responsible for the smooth turnarounds and operation of shows in
either of our Theatre spaces. As a team the Festival LX Crew
will be turning round all of the technical aspects of the
productions in both theatres including lighting, sound and
AV. The Festival LX Crew may also be needed to operate shows
as required. The role is a physical one with some lifting and
carrying. Working knowledge of theatre is essential as is the
ability to work under pressure.
As a team of 6 the Festival LX Crew will report to the Chief
Excellent time management is essential as well as the ability to
prioritise, work to deadlines and delegate appropriately.
Along with your excellent communication skills you will be a team
player with a positive, can-do attitude.
The working week will be 48 hours with one day off per week. Any
additional hours will be paid at single time. The contract will run
from late July to 28th August 2016 with the possibility
of an additional 2 day get out and the end of the engagement. This
role is not suitable for anyone with other festival
We can offer an immediate start to the successful candidate.
For more information please download the job
To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to: Renny Robertson, Chief Electrician, Traverse
Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED.
TRAVERSE THEATRE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR BURSARY SUPPORTED BY
THE SALTIRE SOCIETY TRUST
The Traverse Theatre is delighted to be working with the Saltire
Society to offer a bursary-funded nine week Assistant Director
placement with the Traverse Theatre, across Autumn 2016. In
the year of its 80th anniversary, the Saltire Society, supported by
the Saltire Society Trust, is working with the Traverse to create a
new opportunity for an emerging director. This is one of a series
of bursaries as part of The Saltire Society's Inspiring Scotland
80th anniversary programme. The Saltire Society is an independent
membership-based organisation committed to encouraging and
supporting excellence in every aspect of Scottish cultural
This nine-week placement shall offer the recipient the
opportunity to work closely with award-winning director, Orla
O'Loughlin, on a co-production between two of Scotland's leading
new-work theatres', the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Tron
Theatre, Glasgow. The bursary recipient will gain experience
in a professional rehearsal room, working on a world premiere
production of a new play by a leading Scottish playwright.*
They will also have the opportunity to work with the Traverse
Artistic and Engagement teams, learning more about the
administration and infrastructure of the Traverse Theatre's
The bursary recipient shall gain experience in the following
• Assistant Direction: Assistant Director
to Traverse Artistic Director, OrlaO'Loughlin on a Traverse Theatre
Company and Tron Theatre Company Autumn 2016 Co-Production. The
bursary recipient will work closely with Orla O'Loughlin during a
4-week rehearsal period, maintaining and noting the opening and 2
week run at the Tron Theatre and helping to facilitate the
transition of the production and subsequent 2 week run at the
• Literary Management: During the
production's run, the bursary recipient will split their time
between noting and maintaining the production and working with the
Traverse Artistic Team to manage and facilitate feedback on the
Traverse Theatre Open Submissions Window. The bursary
recipient will develop script reporting and dramaturgy skills,
whilst learning more about the inner workings of a leading new
• Engagement: During rehearsals, the
bursary recipient will work closely with the Engagement Manager to
create and collate educational resources relating to the
project. During the production's run, the bursary recipient
will work with the Engagement Manager to offer a range of workshops
and complimentary activity to enhance audience engagement in the
The bursary recipient will be a talented emerging director,
looking to expand their professional experience through an
intensive working period working with Scotland's leading new
writing theatre. We are looking for a confident and
articulate candidate, with a good understanding of the Traverse and
our current work. The successful candidate must be currently
living and/or /working in Scotland.
For a full person specification, please download the application
The Traverse Theatre Company and Tron Theatre Company
Co-Production for Autumn 2016 will be the world premiere of
Grain in the Blood by Rob Drummond.
Closing date for applications is Friday 5 August at 12