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Here you’ll find information about any creative opportunities from Exeter Phoenix and our associates. For job vacancies, see our jobs page here >>

Creative Opportunities at Exeter Phoenix


Call For Submissions – Come As You Are Scratch Night
Deadline: Thu 4 Oct

We’re on the look out for local artists to feature in our scratch event where you can show 20 minute extracts of new work-in-progress performances. Your performance should fit with the themes of the festival – interrogating and celebrating gender from cis to trans, from binary to beyond. We particularly encourage applications from trans, non-binary and gender-queer artists, but we’re interested in hearing from anyone.

We are seeking: 

  • In-development or short performances
  • Extract of longer shows still in development
  • Performances exploring themes directly relevant to our festival
  • Other unusual performance events that may work in the context of this festival

We will provide: 

  • £165 fee for the performance
  • Extensive PR and marketing support, inclusion in brochures, website, social media activity
  • Technical support

How to apply: 

Find out more about this opportunity, including how to apply here >>

Scratch That! Technician Call Out

Scratch That! runs on the first Sunday of every month at the Exeter Phoenix.

We got off to an excellent start with a sell-out first show and are looking for technicians to aid in the smooth running of this night.

Could you be the technician to help? Are you looking for experience in a professional working theatre environment? If so, then please get in touch with Maya at:

You will be required to be available in the afternoon of the show for tech rehearsals, then from 8-10pm on the evening of the show.

See Films For Free

Deadline: Ongoing

We’re recruiting new volunteer stewards, and are looking for enthusiastic people who love film and enjoy working in a customer focused environment.

Shifts are available for every cinema screening, and include collecting tickets on the door, assisting with the smooth running of Studio 74 during screenings, looking after the safety and comfort of our customers and advocating Exeter Phoenix facilities and events.


Become an Exeter Phoenix Gallery Invigilator

Deadline: ongoing

Are you are looking to gain experience in a contemporary arts environment, and immerse yourself in the Exeter art scene?

We are looking for people to assist in invigilating our main gallery on Saturday afternoons, talking to visitors, ensuring the safety of the artwork and helping collect comments.


See Events For Free

Deadline: Ongoing

Are you are looking to gain experience in a professional arts environment, and see a whole host of live music along the way?

We are looking for people to assist in the smooth running of our music gigs, looking after the safety and comfort of our customers and helping to promote Exeter Phoenix facilities and events. If you are enthusiastic, enjoy working in a customer focused environment and excited by our program this could be for you.


Exhibiting Opportunities

Deadline: ongoing

Gallery333: Gallery333 is a dedicated space to exhibit small, contemporary art installations. It is an intimate ‘window’ gallery space with a secure glass door situated in a busy location within the building. Dimensions are 125cm high x 74cm wide x 36cm deep.

Café Gallery: Our busy café bar offers a great platform for visual artists based in the South West to exhibit and sell their work. Suitable for 2D artworks with max.  dimensions of approx. 1m. We are looking for a range of contemporary practice including challenging and experimental work.

Submissions should be by email with images or web link attached along with an outline proposal, statement and CV if applicable


Creative Opportunities Elsewhere

Phonic FM seeks a freelance Business Development Manager

Deadline: 16 Sep

Located in the basement level at Phonic FM is Exeter’s community radio station. Broadcasting across Exeter since 2008, it provides a locally-rooted alternative to mainstream radio, on FM and online. 

Staffed and funded by around 70 volunteer members (representing a diverse mix of backgrounds, cultures and musical preferences), it aims to support the arts – in the widest sense – in and around the city. The core offering of music is augmented by programmes featuring film, theatre, art (both visual and sonic) and more besides. Phonic FM has supported countless local artists of every type and genre – many of whom have gone on to achieve national recognition.

Exeter Community Radio (ECR), the non-for-profit company behind Phonic FM, is now looking to build on the success of its first decade and ensure the station is as relevant and accessible as possible, ready for the challenges and opportunities that will arise for community broadcasters in the coming years.

ECR has secured funding for the recruitment of a freelance Business Development Manager. It is seeking a friendly, professional and pro-active individual to help plan for its future, increase its income and develop its output. The objectives for the role are:

  • Create a solid plan for future development
  • Increase the organisation’s income
  • Provide more (and better) opportunities for people to express themselves and develop their skills
  • Take Phonic FM to a wider audience

Knowledge of broadcasting is not required. Exeter Community Radio works with young people and vulnerable adults. Satisfactory references and a DBS report will be required.

This role is offered on a freelance basis. It is funded for one year, with the post-holder to be paid monthly in arrears on receipt of an invoice for hours worked. The total fee will be £13,500, based on 17.5 hours per week (£27,000 full-time equivalent).

Find out more, including how to apply here >>

Marketing Manager (fixed 6 month contract)


Deadline: 27 Sep

The Marketing Manager is key member of Exeter Northcott Theatre’s management team, working closely with the Marketing Director and in collaboration with visiting companies to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate marketing campaigns for the theatre’s diverse programme of home grown and visiting events, ensuring ticket sales are met.

We are looking for an experienced arts marketing professional to join us for a fixed term of six months to provide essential marketing and campaign planning and delivery while we undertake an internal review process and prepare to recruit a permanent replacement.

Recruitment Pack, Application Form and more details can be found here >>

Become A Theatre Alibi Workshop Facilitator (KS4 and KS5)

Theatre Alibi is seeking experienced Workshop Facilitators to join our pool of freelancers. From November 2018 we will be offering a brand new workshop to schools and colleges for GCSE, BTEC and A-Level Drama students, exploring the company’s distinctive theatrical style, as well as devising and storytelling techniques. Theatre Alibi is a prescribed practitioner on the AQA A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies syllabus.

Engagement is on the basis of self-employed freelance work and workshop facilitators will invoice for their fees. Initially we will pay anyone invited to join the pool £300, for 2 days of work for handover and prep. Thereafter, we will pay £130 per day for workshop delivery (as well as travel expenses and accommodation expenses as required). After a school has made an initial inquiry, we will arrange a date that is mutually suitable for an available facilitator and the school.

The workshops will be two-hour practical sessions for a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 students aged 16 – 19. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ruth Weyman, Executive Producer on 01392 217 315 or email

Find out more and apply here >>

Become a Reviewer with the reviews hub

Deadline: Ongoing

The Reviews Hub is currently looking to expand the review team in Exeter and the South West.The Reviews Hub is a nation-wide theatre review website offering comprehensive coverage of regional theatre in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the review team. Get in touch for more information.