FANCY A JOB? 

THE MONO BOX IS HIRING: 

COULD YOU BE OUR PLAYSTART PRODUCER?

In September, The Mono Box will launch PLAYSTART 2018: an initiative to support the development of new playwrights.

 

After the success of last year’s inaugural PLAYSTART scheme which saw a further life for most of the plays at venues such as The King’s Head and the Yard Theatre, this year The Mono Box is looking for a PRODUCER to help its team to facilitate and deliver this event. (Please see video below for more insight.) 

 

WHAT IS PLAYSTART?

 

PLAYSTART 2018 will offer four emerging writers a platform to generate a 15 minute play. Writers will be assigned a professional playwright as a mentor as well as being paired with a director to realise their work. These writer/director teams will receive free rehearsal space, a cast of actors and will receive feedback from a panel of industry professionals on the night of performance.

 

We are looking for a producer to facilitate this event and work along side the Mono Box team to deliver PLAYSTART 2018.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

 

  • To be involved in directors and writers application process and selection

  • To organise readers for the applications

  • To help arrange castings

  • To arrange rehearsals of 4 companies taking place in Studio 30, The Mono Box HQ

  • To brand and advertise the event including photography and video content

  • To liaise with the performance venue to ensure the smooth running of the showcase

  • To managing guest-list for the event

  • To promote the ethos and work of The Mono Box

  • To facilitate and work with The Mono Box’s team of volunteers

  • To evaluate the project for funders 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

 

  • We are looking for a candidate with producing experience, strong communication and administration skills, as well as an interest in new writing and working with emerging theatre makers.

  • We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to apply, to influence and develop our working practice.

 

DATES:

The Producer will begin work with us for 10 weeks, from the 2nd week of September until the performance date w/c 19th November (tbc)

 

FEE:

This is a paid position and on average the role is 10hrs/week. To be discussed on interview. 

 

TO APPLY:

Please write an A4 page expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have had to date that would make you the right candidate. You should cover why the collaboration with The Mono Box is important and what you would bring to the role in order to make PLAYSTART a success. Please attach an up to date CV.

 

We would also appreciate it if you completed an Equal Opportunities form.

Please PDF your application, Equal Opportunities form and CV and title all files with your full name, PDF and send to themonobox.playstart@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

 

  • Friday 31st August 2018 at 5pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered. 

  • Interviews will take place in the 1st week of September.

Ella Hickson and Tobias Menzies mentoring

a participant in a Writing workshop

PRODUCER SPEC

EQUAL OPPS FORM 

THE MONO BOX IS LOOKING FOR

EXCEPTIONAL HUMANS TO JOIN THEIR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

 

THE MONO BOX is the fastest growing arts organisation in London (probably.) As we gain charity status

we are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated volunteers to help us keep the project going

whilst we take the project to the next level.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

 

Without our volunteers, The Mono Box simply wouldn't be able to run. 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

As a volunteer you will work in collaboration with long-standing volunteers and under the Co-Directors, to administrate and help run events to make The Mono Box's growth viable. 

 

ESSENTIAL:

  • Proven experience in a Development or Sponsorship role/transferrable skills

  • A self-starter with a drive to develop a fundraising strategy based on previous experience

  • Ability to plan independently, prioritise flexibly and schedule applications efficiently

  • Excellent administration and organisation skills

  • Experience with event organisation and management

  • Excellent written skills (fluent English)

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Ability to work in the UK (no sponsorship available)

  • Empathy with The Mono Box’s vision for on-going actor training, and career development

 

DESIRABLE:

  • Demonstrable experience of working to, and meeting, fundraising targets 

  • Specific theatre industry experience i.e. experience working in producing theatre or in an arts based organisation

  • Experience using a database system

Reports to: Co-Directors

 

TERMS:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ABOUT US:

 

The Mono Box is a collaborative, not-for-profit project supporting the development of emerging actors. Since its inception in 2013, The Mono Box has become a vital resource for young actors wanting to access the industry and for professionals wanting to develop their skills.

 

Created as an extension of the career support Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola were giving each other when they started out in their theatre careers (a successful movement director and actor respectively) The Mono Box is committed to on-going actor training and empowering actors in what can seem like a daunting industry. Through the development of a unique play library, with texts donated by industry professionals, and collaborations with leading actors, directors, playwrights and practitioners, The Mono Box fast became a go-to resource and an affordable hub of alternative training opportunities.

 

Over the last 3 years, The Mono Box has welcomed over 2,500 actors through its doors and has had a strong, long-lasting impact. By providing opportunities in both theatre and film and creating a dialogue between the professional world and those who are emerging into it, The Mono Box participants have earned places at accredited drama schools, booked jobs and had the confidence to continue in their creativity.

 

Following a successful fundraising gala in 2016, the Co-Directors are now looking for a motivated individual to join the team and make their ambitions for the future a reality.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Applicants should send an email titled "I would like to be a volunteer" explaining their suitability for the post to hello@themonobox.co.uk

 

Job Specification: 

Equal Opportunities Form: