Creative Producer - Class Act


The Traverse Theatre is currently looking for a creative and motivated Creative Producer to be a key member of our Creative Engagement team and to oversee the delivery of the Traverse’s flagship school project Class Act, helping us to expand the project across Scotland.

About Class Act on Tour

Class Act gives young people the tools to craft their own stories, in their own words. Creating live and digital performances in collaboration with the finest theatre makers in Scotland today, to create brand new, riotously funny and achingly poignant work that inspires and entertains us all.

For over 30 years, the Traverse has been delivering Class Act in Edinburgh – alongside a few stops around the globe, including in Ukraine and India, connecting thousands of young people to the arts. Now we’re ready to hit the road once more with Class Act on Tour. Over the next two years we’ll be touring across Scotland, taking residence in regional hubs to support young people nationwide to tell their stories.

About the job

Typical duties include:

  • To project manage and oversee any/all aspects of producing the Traverse Theatre’s Class Act on Tour (CAOT) project, across 2022-2024.

  • To provide the creative leadership for the project and steer the Co-Creation Team; enlisting, liaising and collaborating with all partner venues, organisations and schools.

  • To ensure the efficient running of the Class Act Co-Creation Team, including chairing regular meetings and delivering project updates to all stakeholders.

  • To act as the Safeguarding lead for the CAOT project and carry out Disclosure checks for the project team.

  • To lead on the Continuing Professional Development strand of the CAOT project, overseeing and delivering training for freelance creatives to maximise the legacy and impact of CAOT.

Our ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate their experience in working with young people and communities; co-creating projects and producing creative work. You should also be a highly organised multi-tasker with the ability to prioritise effectively and to efficiently oversee and manage the completion of administrative tasks, supported by the Class Act Producing Assistant. Add to this an energetic and creative approach with a passion for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and we would love to hear from you.

This is a temporary position for 24 months, working 3 days per week. Some evening work will be required. Travel nationally will also be required. A probationary period of 6 months is applicable to this post. Annual leave entitlement will be calculated pro rata, based on a full-time entitlement of 20 days per annum plus 12 public holidays as designated by the Traverse. Salary is £30,000 per annum FTE (£18,000 per annum pro-rata). The Traverse operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme with matched contributions of 4%.

If you wish to apply for this post please download the application pack, Traverse Mission, Vision and Values Statement and Candidate Privacy Notice below. The application form should be sent to us as directed in the pack along with a covering letter. Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and, if applicable, must hold any necessary work permit and/or visa.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 August 2022. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 August 2022.

This is a part-time, fixed term post funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Traverse Theatre is an accredited Real Living Wage employer and aims to be an equal opportunity employer.