Recruitment: Placement Students

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. Please see below for information on how to apply for our Summer/Autumn 2018 programmes.

We’re looking for placements to join Team PP for either the Summer or Autumn:

  • The Summer placement period will run for 11 weeks from 15 May to 27 July.
  • The Autumn period will run for 12 weeks from 10 September to 07 December.

You will be in PPHQ 3 days per week, although this can be flexible depending on the placement and your personal study requirements, 10am-6pm with a one-hour break for lunch.

We have three placements on offer:

  • Production Placement
  • Administration Placement
  • Marketing Placement

You can apply for as many roles as you feel you are qualified for.

Please detail the following in your cover letter:

  • Your experience
  • Why you are interested in Paines Plough
  • What you hope to gain from the placement
  • Which role or roles you are applying for
  • Which period (Summer or Autumn) you are applying for

You can download application packs for all three roles here:

Production Placement Application Pack

Administration Placement Application Pack

Marketing Placement Application Pack

Recruitment: Production Assistant


Wanted: New member of Team PP

Exciting times at PPHQ. We’re on the search for a talented new Production Assistant to come and join Team PP.

We’re looking for someone with excellent administrative skills to support the busy production team, someone who is highly motivated and passionate about new plays and touring.

You’ll be joining Team PP in our Central London office but will regularly find yourself on trains up and down the UK visiting our partner venues and seeing our work on tour.

Up your street? Excellent. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a talented new Production Assistant to come and join Team PP. The Production Assistant works closely with the Production team, administratively supporting the delivery of Paines Plough’s productions and audience development across small-scale, mid-scale, internationally, and Paines Plough’s ACE Strategic Touring funded project Roundabout. Including booking travel and accommodation, co-ordinating castings, arranging and minuting meetings, distributing marketing materials and preparing schedules. The Production Assistant is predominantly office based, though will be required to travel for this post.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic member of our dedicated team of ten full-time employees based on Aldwych in Central London. They will have a passion for new plays and touring and experience of working in an administrative role.

Deadline for applications

Monday 12 March 2018 at 12pm

Applications should be submitted by email only to

Please address applications to Sofia Stephanou, Producer and clearly mark the email subject: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT APPLICATION.

If you are unable to submit your application by email, please contact Charlotte Walton on 020 7240 4533.

Shortlisting and Interviews

Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. When shortlisting we are making an assessment of how closely your application meets the selection criteria set out in the person specification.

You will be notified of whether you have been shortlisted or not via email.


w/c Monday 19 March 2018

If you are shortlisted, we will contact you by phone to invite you to interview and follow up with an email.


All offers are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of identity, address and eligibility to work in the UK.

We hope you find the above helpful and good luck with your application.

Download the Application Form and Application Pack here

Paines Plough Application Form

Production Assistant Application Pack