Assistant Director Bursary - Applications Open

23 January 2017 ← return to listing

Assistant Director Bursary - Applications Open

The JMK Trust in partnership with Traverse Theatre is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a participant of the JMK and Traverse Theatre Directors' Group*. The bursary is an arts scholarship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, that will provide a learning and training opportunity for a talented emerging director, who has demonstrated a commitment to directing and a passion for theatre making. The recipient will become a Leverhulme Arts Scholar.

We are looking for an assistant director to work with Traverse Artistic Director, Orla O'Loughlin on the upcoming Traverse Theatre Company Spring 2017 production Girl in the Machine by Stef Smith. The production shall be staged in Traverse 1.

For more information and to apply for this post, please download the application pack and return it by email to

Deadline: 12 noon, Mon 6 Feb 2017

*If not already a member of the JMK/Traverse Directors Programme, the successful candidate must be willing to join the group and play an active role in programme's development. Find out more about the JMK/Traverse Directors Programme, here.

Previous JMK/Traverse Assistant Director Bursary recipients:

Amy Gilmartin, Traverse Theatre Festival 2016: Milk by Ross Dunsmore, directed by Orla O'Loughlin. 

Katherine Nesbitt, Traverse Theatre Festival 2015: Swallow by Stef Smith, directed by Orla O'Loughlin.

Rob Jones, Traverse Theatre Festival 2014: Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty, directed by Rachel O'Riordan.

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