Resident Director



We are looking for a Resident Director to join the New Work Department on a 6-month Fixed-Term contract.  

The purpose of the role is to cast all workshops and play readings for the New Work Department, dealing directly with actors, creatives, agents, and liaising closely with NT’s Casting Department. To administratively support the activity of the New Work Department, printing scripts, creating contact sheets and making general preparations for incoming work. 

The successful candidate will have the following:   

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to being a theatre director, with experience of having directed at least one professional production; (by professional we mean having had a public run of at least 5 performances) 

  • Experience of working professionally as an Assistant Director on main stages around the country 

  • Demonstrable experience casting artists from all different backgrounds, and a commitment to keeping performers from historically underrepresented backgrounds visible and valued in the casting process   

  • A good working knowledge of actors from different disciplines and with different abilities, including those with established theatre careers who may be working in leading roles around the country.   

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills including the ability to work calmly under pressure   

  • The ability to prioritise, multitask and to deliver work accurately and with attention to detail while respecting confidentiality. 

If that sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!  

For further information on this role, and to apply, please follow the link: 

The closing date for the receipt of a completed application including CV and Cover Letter is: Friday 28 June, at 9am  

Please note the maximum word count for the Cover Letter is 1000 words. 

For further queries please email    

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.  

HR Department 2021 

Hours: 35

Contract Type: Temporary - Full Time

Department: New Work

Pay Range: £24,700 per annum

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 28 June 2021

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