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Media and Communications Officer

Permanent Part time (2.5 or 3 days)

We require a Media and Communications Officer to work 2.5 or 3 days per week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Salary: £26,270.10 (FTE for 39 hours)

The successful applicant will be reporting to the Marketing Manager / Marketing and Sales Director and will be responsible for developing and coordinating press, PR and digital activity, with specific responsibilities for maximising the potential of media, public relations and online promotion for the Theatre Royal.

Essential skills and knowledge required;

• Knowledge and experience in a media /PR/Comms based role

• Manage and maintain all online promotional media

• Ability to develop and maintain excellent press relations

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines


• Educated to at least GCSE level

• Desirable (CAM/CIPR) qualification


• Experience of a marketing and promotional role

• Experience in developing and monitoring all promotional work at a strategic level

• Evidence of a flexible, motivated and proactive approach

Click here to download the Job Description.

Click here to download the Person Specification.

Click here to download an Application form.

If you are interested in applying please contact Jo Tompkins on 0911 244 2533 or e-mail her at, there are also internal application forms available at Stage Door.

Closing date for interested applicants: 9.00am, Thursday 9 October 2014

Interview date: TBA

Please note that if you have not received a response to your application within 14 days of the closing date you have not progressed to interview stage. Please do not let this deter you from applying for other positions which may arise in the future.

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The Theatre Royal values and promotes equality, supports and encourages diversity and has a zero tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind.

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‘Lord of the Flies’ Dance Ambassadors
Dance City
Fixed fee: £1,500  
Dance City is working with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Re:Bourne, the company’s charitable arm and Newcastle Theatre Royal for an exciting new large scale production of Lord of the Flies which will perform at the Theatre Royal Newcastle 5-8 Nov 2014.  The production will see up to 20 young men both dancers and those new to dance perform alongside the New Adventures company dancers.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with formal dance training and teaching experience (aged 18-25 years) to deliver taster sessions to engage up to 120 young male dancers across the North East. You will need to have a passion for discovering young talent and working with groups at all levels.
The successful candidates will gain project management experience, have an opportunity to work as assistants to the Lord of the Flies Rehearsal Director (including working with Re:Bourne for a full training week in London) and be part of an exciting and ground-breaking new project.
For further information and to download the job description go to
Closing date:
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to no later than 5pm on Friday 10 Jan.  
Interviews and observation classes will take place on 23 Jan at Dance City, Newcastle.
Key dates:
17 – 24 Feb 2014 - London training week
3 & 4 March, 7, 8 & 9 April, 1 & 2 May Initial planning sessions (dates tbc)
June-Sep - Taster sessions, workshops and summer schools take place across the North East in various venues leading up to the audition weekend where the cast will be selected.
20 & 21 Sep 2014 – Audition weekend
Each Ambassador will be responsible for delivering a minimum of 20 sessions and a minimum of 20 hours planning/training and be responsible for collating information on participants and evaluating the project.