We are looking for three facilitators, three writers and an assistant director for our first ever Workforce Development Programme  

Be an activist. Join the movement.  

Open Clasp is looking for three facilitators and three writers for a new Workforce Development Programme. This programme is an opportunity for Open Clasp to invest in and engage artists who can grow with us and change the world, one play at a time.  You will attend an intensive, paid, weeklong programme in applying Open Clasp’s ethos, values and methodology through your own practice. Facilitator and writer pairs will then be matched to a group of women to collaborate with and create three new pieces of theatre for the company’s programme in 2022.   

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a session on the 17th November 10am – 4pm, at West End Women and Girls Centre to meet the Open Clasp team and other programme participants. This session will be mandatory as part of the selection process a payment of £50 will be made to attend or cover expenses. 3 facilitators and 3 writers will progress onto the programme. Information on how to apply for an ‘early career’ Assistant Director placement on this programme will be advertised later this month.  

About you 

You will have a desire to advocate for change in the areas of inclusion, diversity and the rights of women and girls to equality and fairness. You will have experience of co-creating with community groups to produce an outcome to present to an audience.  You will have strong listening skills, an eagerness to learn and an open mind to develop and share ideas as part of a collaborative team. You will have a passion for the arts and its ability to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.   

To apply, you must be a woman (Open Clasp is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). 

Download Full Application Pack for:

Facilitators by clicking this link: Facilitator-Application-Pack-October21

Writers by clicking this link: Writer-Application-Pack-October21 

Please download and submit with your application our Equal Opportunities Form: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2021

The closing date for applications is 12 noonon Monday 8th November 2021 

For enquiries, please email Rachel at recruitment@openclasp.org.uk  

You can join us online to ask about the programme at a Q&A on Tuesday 19th October 10am with Catrina McHugh MBE and Carly McConnell, Creative Producer. Pre booking is essential via recruitment@openclasp.org.uk 

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend a recruitment session at West End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle on Wednesday 17th November 10 – 4pm, a payment of £50 will be made to attend or cover expenses.