We are looking for an Administrator to join our team here at Paines Plough. The Administrator is vital to holding all of Paines Plough together and supporting our busy programme. Do you like organising things, numbers and spreadsheets all whilst being part of a creative environment? Excellent. Please take a read of the full pack below, we can’t wait to hear from you.
Overview The Administrator is key to supporting the running of Paines Plough. You will work across all company activities, providing vital administrative and financial support. You will work especially closely with the Administration & Finance Manager to ensure the day-to-day running of Paines Plough’s financial, administrative and HR processes. We hope the successful candidate will have a passion for new plays and touring. Training and support will be provided for the right candidate if necessary.
Please submit your application form via email with subject line: ‘Administrator Application’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not attach additional information to your application form or send us a CV.
Deadline: Monday 09 December (10am)
Interviews: Friday 13 December (please indicate availability issues in your email)
Guidance If you have questions about the application process, specific requirements or want to talk to us about the role, please contact Svetlana Karadimova: email@example.com / 020 7240 4533.
If you would find it easier to complete this application in another format please get in touch.
Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of the criteria in the job pack – tell us what skills you do have that would make you good for the job.
Paines Plough strives to be an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to working towards a more diverse and inclusive theatre industry. We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as staff from these groups are currently under-represented within our team.
We asked playwright Zia Ahmed a few questions about I WANNA BE YOURS – currently touring nationwide and coming to the Bush Theatre 04 December – 18 January.
1. How did the commission of I Wanna Be Yours come about?
hello – so in 2016 i saw an
open call out for paines plough’s come to where i’m from which tamasha was
working with them on for the london leg
you had to write a monologue
about where you’re from + read it yourself no actors
this felt like doing a spoken
word piece so thought why not apply?
i got picked for the north-west
london event at the kiln [ then tricycle ]
read on a cool line up with
writers gabriel bisset smith che walker karla williams
+ my sister too mediah ahmed
paines plough kept in touch
with me after + applied for the channel 4 playwright scheme
which we got + i spent 2017
with them + this was the play i started writing as part of it
tamasha came in looking for a play for a week long rural arts tour in 2018 around various schools + village halls in north yorkshire which they co-produced with paines plough + off the back of that tour we ended up with the current tour + bush run
2. Tell us what I Wanna Be
Yours is about
i wanna be yours is about haseeb + ella going through their relationship from first meeting to the present. they tell the story to and with rachael who follows their story with them + all the people + spaces they have to navigate together + apart
3. Now tell us what it’s really about! Is it a love story or a political play or both? If both how do you achieve that balance?
it’s about haseeb + ella
navigating through the world as a couple + by themselves
it’s about what home means to
both of them
it’s about the things they
experience on their own they bring into their relationship
+ the things they experience as
a couple impact them as individuals
everything is everything
love does not exist in a vacuum
love is affected by the real
your race your class your
gender your region your faith your work
these inform how you love how
you loved how you’ve been loved how you want love how you want to love
+ love includes it all
a love story can’t be
for me balance comes having
everything as one
overlapping connected + not
this part is love
this part is political
this part is + so on
5. How did you decide to become
a poet and playwright? And which came first?
poetry is probably the path
that got me to this play
but theatre led me to that path
in the first place