A celebratory group shot of visually impaired drag artists, all dressed in a variety of colourful and outlandish costumes. Some people pose while others grin and have their hands in the air.
£30,000 per annum pro rata
Closing Date
16/08/2024 - 10:00
Employer Extant

Trainee Artistic Director

Applications are now open for our second Trainee Artistic Director!

About Extant

Extant is the UK’s leading professional performing arts company that explores visual impairment to create unique and innovative artistic experiences, placing visually impaired (VI) people at the centre of all it does: from the productions we create, to the artists we support, to the audiences we perform to and the participants we work with. Extant is an award-winning company and are funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation as well as several trusts and foundations.

Since our inception in 1997 we have produced 8 ground-breaking national/international theatre productions led by VI artists, including pioneering work on 3 site-specific and multi-sensory productions. We have developed 11 VI Associate Artist productions since 2016 and our pioneering Pathways programme was the first programme in the UK to support emerging VI artists. We have supported the career development of over 250 VI artists and our ongoing programme of training, participation and access consultancy provides a 360 approach of interlinked activity for VI participants, audiences and artists.

The Role

Our Trainee Artistic Director will be an imaginative, dynamic and articulate visually impaired person with experience of working in the performing arts.

Start: Early December 2024, 15 months fixed term contract, ending February 2026

3 days per week (0.6 FTE)

Location: Hybrid – the TAD expected to be in the Extant office at Brixton House, London regularly (at least 2 days a month) to build relationships with Extant staff. We are open to supporting non-London based candidates to undertake the traineeship.

Responsible to: Artistic Director/CEO

Works closely with: Operations Director, the Board and Administrator and Projects Coordinator

Salary and Benefits

  • £30,000 per annum pro rata
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays per year pro rata (12 days and 4.8 days respectively)
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required for which time off in lieu will be given
  • Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Training and Development Budget
  • Theatre Ticket Budget

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th August at 10am