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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

Job Opportunity: Jazz South Manager

Jazz South is an ambitious new 3-year programme to nurture artistic talent, build quality in jazz practice, and develop an economy for jazz communities in South East and South West England.

Turner Sims, Southampton, has been awarded Arts Council England funding for Jazz South and is now seeking an exceptional individual to manage all aspects of the project.  The successful applicant will recruit and monitor freelance specialists and partner organisations; project manage key elements of work including budget management, fundraising, event management, and promotion.

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Consultancy opportunity: Jazz audit of SE and SW England

Turner Sims, Southampton, invites tenders from consultants to carry out a comprehensive audit of the jazz sector in SE and SW England at the outset of the new 3-year Jazz South programme funded by Arts Council England.

For full details of the audit and how to submit a tender go to:

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Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for an experienced theatre director to support his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.

Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

Deadline: 25 June

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Paid opportunity for female songwriters and musicians

Plymouth-based artists LOW PROFILE are working with the National Trust to uncover stories about inspirational women who make change possible through their actions. LOW PROFILE’s project celebrates and draws attention to figures who have contributed in different ways to the achievement of universal suffrage (votes for all), and also to women’s rights.  Some of these stories may be linked to National Trust properties and to contemporary campaigners, activists and change makers.

LOW PROFILE would like to commission a series of new protest songs by different songwriters to be included as important aspects of their new audio artworks. The protest songs can be in any style or genre of music and should take their inspiration from the ongoing fight for women’s rights and equality.

To apply send your applications to Your email should include a short statement about yourself and your music (100 words max), a short statement about why you would like to be involved in this project & what your song might focus on (100 words max) and links to 1-3 x selected examples of your music via YouTube, soundcloud, mixcloud or another online sharing method.

Rate: £300 per song commissioned

Deadline: Tue 17 Jul


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

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.