Community Audience Development Worker – Suspect Community

We are presently looking to appoint 1 or 2 community workers for COMMUNITY AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT work to build young audiences from within the immediate neighbourhood of Balsall Heath as well as from the wider Birmingham area. The objective is to engage young people with the city's history of 'suspect communities' from 1974 to present day.


Experience of audience / community / youth development work is highly desirable, as is knowledge of Balsall Heath, Birmingham's Irish and Muslim communities and the wider Birmingham area. Experience of working with schools and colleges will also be looked on favourably.


The successful candidate/s will be invited to join the pre-production phase as members of the ensemble, and to participate in the exploration of the research material, script and theatre form. They will be responsible for connecting with existing community groups in the area - especially of young people – and representing the theatre production team with a view to making (free) group bookings for performances. They will follow up from first contact right through to post-performance feedback, liaising between the company and the groups throughout.

In addition the successful candidate will be responsible for marketing the production to the wider public via social media.

This is a part-time post with hours (to be negotiated) between December 2018 and March 2019. (Ensemble dates will be all Sundays in January.)

This would suit two early career community workers/creatives, working together as a team for 30 hours each at £8/hr.

Alternatively, we would be open to appointing a single experienced community development worker for 30 hours at £16/hr.

To apply, please send your CV and expression of interest to no later than Monday 26 November, outlining your experience of community/youth/audience development work, and your interest in/ideas about radical theatre for young audiences.