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We’re hiring! Trainee Artistic Director

Extant is about to embark on an exciting 3-year new leadership development programme, supporting new visually impaired talent at a higher level within the Company and developing new leadership models in collaboration with our higher education partners.

As part of this, Extant is offering two brand new paid Trainee Artistic Director (TAD) opportunities over the next 3 years. 

Our Trainee Artistic Director will be an imaginative, ambitious and energised blind or partially sighted candidate with experience of working in the performing arts, or an emerging visually impaired artist with some experience of making theatre.  


Recruitment Open Session 

Extant wish to remove social and access barriers during this recruitment process and so will be holding a drop in recruitment open session on Monday 20 March 2022 10-11am, on Zoom and are happy to arrange one-to-one calls during the recruitment period. 

To attend the open session on 20 March 10am 11.30am please email tara@extant.org.uk by 2pm on Thursday 16th March and you will be sent the zoom link.  


About The Role

This is a 15 month 3 day per week (0.6 FTE) fixed term contract.

We will be as flexible as we can to accommodate your existing plans and projects during the traineeship. 

Location: We offer hybrid working with the TAD expected to be in the office at our home in Carlton Mansions, Brixton House for some of the traineeship. (We are open to supporting regional candidates to undertake the traineeship and will discuss the best way to do this with successful applicants.) 

Salary: £30,000 per annum pro rata

Closing date 5:00pm Wednesday 26th April 2023.

For more information please view the full job pack below:

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