Management


37 Creative people in total for Management


Live events and promotion apprentices

Boomsatsuma desribes itself as ‘the community interest company that's fueling the next creative generation’. Formed in 2009, they have created 13 apprenticeships and internships with funding from the Creative Employment Programme. We met with some of their young staff to talk about how they've found it.


Serina Apaloo-Gordon, education

Serina Apaloo is education projects manager at the Lyric Hammersmith theatre in London. Her first job in theatre developed from a fortnight's work placement.


Holly Barradell, development manager

Holly is in charge of developing drama and drama teaching at Trinity College London.


Gemma Martin, front-of-house and marketing assistant

Gemma Martin is a front-of-house and marketing apprentice at Chapter Arts Centre.


“I wake up in the morning wanting to go to work and I know that so many people my age are not enjoying what they do.

Working in creative internships and apprenticeships

DanceEast, based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, is part of the Suffolk County Council Creative Employment Programme consortium. We met up with two apprentices and a marketing officer – who started as a paid intern – to talk about their experiences in the workplace so far.


Jade Poole was presented with an Intern of the Year Award by Andrea De La Cruz from The Creative Society. (Image: James Fletcher)

Jade Poole, intern producer

Jade started out with Exim Dance Company on a paid internship as a producer, but within a year she was promoted all the way up to general manager. In 2015 she won the Creative & Cultural Skills Intern of the Year Award.


Christina Birt, head of creative learning

Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.


Amy Wale, education officer

Amy Wale is education officer at the YMCA's Y Theatre in Leicester. After moving into acting, she now creates performing arts opportunities for children and young people.


Maggie Saxon, manager and consultant

From usher to finance director and beyond, Maggie Saxon just couldn't stay away from the Royal Exchange Theatre. She left her job as a banker to work full-time in theatre.


Inka Romani, programming intern

Inka works as a programming intern at Sadler's Wells in a role which is part-funded by the Creative Employment Programme. So what exactly does programming involve and what skills can you learn? This Is It! spoke to her to find out.


(Image: interns, apprentices, graduate actors and placements at West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Beth Knight, fundraising and development apprentice

Beth is fundraising and development apprentice for West Yorkshire Playhouse. She discusses the skills she's picked up from the role and provides tips for working in theatre.


Eve Timothy, front of house apprentice

After studying an events course, Eve was employed as a front of house apprentice for a theatre and a music hall. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves and why she thinks front of house is a great starting point for a career in events and venue management.


Anna Jordan, artistic director

Having originally trained as an actor, Anna Jordan is now artistic director of the Without A Paddle theatre company.


Emrys Green, arts consultant

Emrys Green is a freelance arts consultant and company director, working with major organisations on arts strategy development.


A newly visible, richer, skilled workforce.

Beyond Participation

Open Theatre is based in Coventry and works right across the West Midlands region as well as nationally and internationally. It has been developing work with young people with learning disabilities through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years. Partnership Manager for the Midlands, Ruth Richardson, spoke to company director Richard Hayhow, to find out more about their work and how they employ young creatives.


Martin McLean, project manager

Martin McLean is a project manager for Deafinitely Theatre, which produces plays in British Sign Language.


Leigh Johnstone, artistic director

As artistic director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Leigh Johnstone makes sure the theatre the company creates reflects its aims.


Mole Wetherell, artistic director

Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.


Hywel Pontin, Cyfarwyddwr

Hywel Pontin, Cyfarwyddwr, Canolfan Gelfyddydau Llantarnam Grange.


Janthi Mills, education manager

Janthi Mills is community and education manager at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Editing her student newspaper helped her to make contacts in the world of theatre.


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