News & Opportunities

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Pathways Crew and Design July 2022 – March 2023

Posted on: 9 Aug 2022

Pathways Crew and Design July 2022 – March 2023 Pathways Crew and Design is currently supporting seven participants to build skills and experience in backstage theatre skills, that is: access, stage manager, production manager, set designer, sound designer, lighting designer, costume designer, technician, producer, marketing, publicity, graphic designer.  The course kicked off with an introduction […]

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Opportunity: Administrator (Full Time)

Posted on: 25 Jan 2022

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic, and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation. The Administrator will be responsible to the General Manager and does not have line management responsibilities. You will provide support across Extant’s projects and productions, general office, […]

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Opportunity: Freelance Project Manager

Posted on: 18 May 2021

Extant are currently recruiting for a Freelance Project Manager on a project on access to scripts for blind and VI artists. We are targeting freelance project managers with lived experience of being blind or visually impaired, and/or people with experience of working in this field. The Project Manager will build on our current research and […]

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Opportunity: Join our Board of Trustees

Posted on: 10 May 2021

We are looking for trustees to join us at an exciting time in our development. We’re building on our successes and new ways of working during the pandemic, strengthening and deepening our work on equality, diversity and inclusion, and shortly to embark on strategic planning for the next four years. We’re particularly interested in hearing […]

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Opportunity: Disabled actors

Posted on: 6 Apr 2021

Extant are recruiting disabled actors who are interested and available for a gig on Monday 14th June 2021, 9.45am-2pm on Zoom. This will be a Pathways Directing Lab for our fifteen blind and visually impaired directors who are training in the craft of directing. Each Pathways Director will work in a break-out room to direct a […]

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Opportunity: Social Media Intern

Posted on: 4 Sep 2020

Extant is the UK’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists and theatre practitioners, producing touring productions and delivering training regionally and internationally. The company aims to redress invisibility of blind and partially sighted artists and explore new creative territories. It is a dynamic, political space to articulate and celebrate what visual impairment […]

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Job Opportunity: Freelance Pathways Evaluator (October 2020 – March 2023)

Posted on: 3 Jul 2020

Pathways is a four-year programme, funded by Arts Council England. We have also received funding from Ulverscroft, and The Leathersellers Company. Pathways is a tailor-made professional development training programme for visually impaired theatre practitioners. Extant wants to nurture and develop this talent, in order for visually impaired artists (actors, directors, writers and backstage technicians) to […]

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Job Opportunity: Bookkeeper

Posted on: 18 Dec 2019

Extant is seeking an experienced bookkeeper to support the financial processes of our theatre company in an exciting period of transition. The responsibilities of the role include:  Maintaining financial records and data within agreed systems Entering all transactions on our accounting software Quickbooks  Accounts receivable, including preparing and distributing invoices and monitoring debtors Accounts payable, […]

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Extant is hiring an Assistant Administrator

Posted on: 13 Aug 2019

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation.

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Job opportunity: Artist Development Manager

Posted on: 11 Oct 2018

Extant is seeking a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new Artist Development initiative for our company.

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