Here at Paines Plough we are always looking for ways to demystify the way we go about commissioning, producing and touring new plays in order to provide support for theatre makers at any stage of their careers through a programme called Insights.
As part of Insights we offer a flexible programme of work placements designed to support the study of students on university and drama school courses at MA or BA level with practical work experience of a busy touring theatre company.
As our Production and Marketing Placement you will attain experience in: tour logistics, castings/rehearsal administration, proof reading, copy writing, content generation, audience development, website editing, social media marketing and day to day running of the office.
Previous placements at Paines Plough have gone on to work for companies such as: Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre of Scotland, Lyric Hammersmith, Les Enfants Terribles and Young Vic.
“I learnt a lot specifically about how Paines Plough goes about the marketing process for its shows in Edinburgh – from the admin side of things through to interviewing the playwrights, merchandising and social media. It was really interesting to see how PP goes about targeting different audiences for new writing, and how it not only markets the shows themselves but how they can work together, along with the image of PP’s Roundabout which is already a well-known Edinburgh venue, and how playing on the space itself can attract new audiences to the space and to the work.”
– Anushka Chakravarti, Marketing Placement, Summer 2017.
“The passions for new writing and fostering new talent was there every single day … and it made the whole experience completely brilliant.”
-Alice Rush, Production Placement, Spring 2018
The Spring placement period will run for 12 weeks from 11 March to 31 May 2019.
You will be at PPHQ 2-3 days per week, although this can be flexible depending on the placement and your personal study requirements.
If these dates are not quite suitable for your course, please do send in your application anyway as we will be open to discussing alternatives.
HOW TO APPLY
Our Production and Marketing Placement Application Pack and Equal opportunities form available at the bottom of this page. To apply, please send a completed equal opportunities form, CV and one-page covering letter detailing your experience, why you are interested in Paines Plough and what you hope to gain from the placement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 18 February 2019.