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November 2015

Artistic Development - Placement Programme

Placement Programme

In 2013, the Artistic Development Department will offer three placements to individuals based in Scotland, looking to build a career in the arts.

The placements will be in the areas of Producing and Project Management and Literary.

Producing and Project Management

  • Working with the Project Manager to deliver the Company’s development activity including: budgeting, contracting, venue hire, liaising with artists/companies.

  • Shadowing meetings between the Director of Artistic Development/Project Manager and associated artists/companies.

  • Connecting with other theatre makers and producers internally and externally.

  • Updating the Company’s plays library;

  • Attending development sharings/plays readings where appropriate.

  • Specific personal development opportunities as identified.


  • Shadowing the Literary Manager in script development meetings and general literary activity.

  • Supporting the Literary Manager in the script reading programme.

  • Personal bespoke development opportunities as identified.

  • Reading and discussing drafts of commissioned plays.

  • Connecting with other theatre makers and producers internally and externally.

  • Updating the Company’s plays library.

Placements run for a maximum of two full weeks, or two days a week for one month, and will be located in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Glasgow office.

The Company will reimburse individuals up to £200 towards travel expenses over the course of the placement (where applicable) on presentation of agreed receipts.

To apply for a placement, please download and complete an application form and send it to us together with a copy of your CV and an equal opportunities monitoring form by the deadline outlined below.

Placement 1: Producing and Project Management (April – June) Deadline passed.

Placement 2: Producing and Project Management (July – September)  Deadline passed.

Placement 3: Literary (October – December) Deadline passed.

Applications will be held on file for a maximum of 12 months. Successful candidates will be selected and notified at the start of the month preceding the potential placement period.