Icarus Theatre banner
Icarus Theatre Collective

Job Opportunities

Though we tend to prefer groups of artists we have worked with before, we strive to create a rolling pool of theatre professionals, working with groups of them at a time on each project.
Below is a list of areas we are specifically recruiting.

Campaigns

We support the #metoo and #nogreyarea movements
We support the #yesorno campaign
We support the ERA50:50 movement
We support the Prevention of Sexual Harassment

Since our founding, we have supported cross-casting to increase female roles and looked for diverse casting and hiring practices.

Since 2016 we have employed a 50/50 female/male casting policy in all our productions .
Since 2017 we have employed a 50/50 female/male design-team policy
Since 2018 we have employed a 50/50 female/male management policy

We are now looking to increase diversity and disability in the same manner.

Our next major production will feature a diverse cast representative of the UK population.

Fundraising Officer (30 - 40 hours per week)


Icarus Theatre Collective is looking for a full-time staff Fundraising Officer. We are at a unique and exciting stage in our development where we have raised 80% of the £640K needed to take over a pub theatre and require a passionate professional looking to help us raise the remaining funds required, and continue to help us make the most out of our new home.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Due to the current pandemic, we expect this role to largely be completed remotely, though some visits to our office in Bermondsey may be necessary. In the future, we anticipate this role will be partially work-from-home, partially in the office. Though the office is available full-time if preferred by the successul candidate.

Terms:

£26,400 per annum (pro-rata if less than 40 hours)
30 - 40 hours per week, including lunch break
28 days' holiday incl bank holidays
3% pension contribution (NEST)
Three months' probation
Start ASAP
Responsible to: Fundraiser and CEO
This role begins on a 12-month contract, but we have every intention on making it permanent if it proves successful.

Overview:

The Fundraising Officer will be required to collaborate on developing a Fundraing Strategy with our Fundraiser and CEO, and implement it, writing all grants, letters, etc.

We are particular looking at startup costs for the new venue, medium-sized grants associated with our 2022 productions, and company core costs.

The role suits a creative professional with a sound knowledge of fundraising in the UK and Ireland.

Main Duties:
• Develop relationships with existing and potential supporters
• Write most applications and mail-shots, using direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors, grants, etc
• Increase funding by researching and targeting grants and charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities, including core costs, producing drama, and education work
• Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, some of which may involve organising events
• Raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. giving talks to groups or seeking photo opportunities with the media.
• Develop and coordinate web-based fundraising, online auctions and merchandise sales.
• Develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development

About Us:

The Icarus Theatre Collective is a touring theatre company exploring the harsh, brutal side of classical and modern drama. We have just received Arts Council Funding for an R&D of our production of The Lesson over the summer, developing Creative Captioning to integrate access needs into the performance. We will be touring the show in Spring 2022, focusing on how fascist governments caused increased severity of the coronavirus pandemic, and other global disasters. We are also hoping to start preparing for a Shakespeare production in Autumn 2022.

We strive to promote an attitude of fun amidst the hard work, boundaries and expectations of a safe work environment. Fostering an inclusive, fun, and innovative environment, we strive to inspire and enable people to achieve high expectations and their best standards.


Icarus has a solid track record of small to medium fundraising:
£66K from DCMS/ACE Culture Recovery Grant
£47K, £17.6L, £15K, and £3.7K from ACE Project Grants
£16K EU Education Grant (Erasmus+)
£6.5K Ernest Cook Trust Education Grants
£2K from Southwark Council
£1.5K Creative Scotland Project Grant
£13K Corporate Sponsorship
£90K donations and gift aid (over 17 years)

We are now looking to increase our scale with greater funding.

Requirements:
• At least five years' experience in the theatre sector
• At least three years' experience in fundraising for a charity
• Excellent essay-writing skills
• Hard work ethic and good knowledge of MSOffice package
• A passion for theatre and Shakespeare.
• An organisational mindset
• Own Laptop

Desired:
• At least five years' experience fundraising for a theatre company.
• A qualification in Fundraising
• Basic HTML coding ability

Please send CV with two referees, covering letter (each no more than two pages), and Equal Opportunities Monitoring From to Max Lewendel at contact with the role title you are applying for in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all peoples. We would like to encourage applications from artists who identify as BAME to correct an imbalance in current company demographics.

Application Deadline: 21st May 2021.

Interviews will be held via Zoom w/c 24th May 2021. Second round (if necessary) shall be either via Zoom or in person w/c 1st June 2021.

Assistant Producer

Content goes hereLove theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Icarus Theatre Collective is looking for an Assistant Producer on our upcoming R&D, London Run, and Tour as part of the Government's Kickstart Scheme who will also work generally for the company as a whole.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Covid restrictions will be taken very seriously with regular testing, full PPE, and other precautions.

Terms:
•Hours per week: 25 & flexible
•Wage: National Minimum Wage


Job Description

Responsible to: Creative Producer

The successful applicant will work closely with the Creative Producer and Production Associates to deliver an artistic programme of Icarus Theatre Collective productions and tours. This is an administrative position for someone in the early stages of their career who wishes to gain experience in producing for theatre. The post-holder will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Main Duties:
•Support the production department on administrative tasks such as data entry, creating production schedules and contact sheets, contacting schools, and liaising with members of the team.
•In some cases, supporting on casting for productions and being the main point of contact for actors and their agents.
•Research will be involved to support the tour booking department when looking for accommodation, and booking travel, including flights for the artists and staff when required.
•Attending regular production meetings, producing minutes then distributing these to the production staff.
•In some cases, this role will involve the reading of scripts as part of programming.
•Where necessary, supporting the Production Associates with various tasks on marketing and social media to promote each production.

Requirements:
•Experience producing theatre shows would be beneficial but not necessary
•Excellent organisation and communication skills
•Good knowledge of Microsoft Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•Hard work ethic
•A passion for theatre

Interview Location: via Zoom

Timeline:
R&D scheduled for w/c 24th May and 7th June in London Main rehearsals TBC (no sooner than August) in London

Application Deadline: as soon as possible, no later than 9am on 14th May. We are looking to fulfil this position with immediate effect.

Design & Office Assistant


Love theatre and design? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre design industry.

Icarus Theatre Collective is looking for a Design and Office Assistant for our upcoming R&D, London Run, and Tour as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme who will also work generally for the company as a whole.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Design and Office jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Covid restrictions will be taken very seriously with regular testing, full PPE, and other precautions.

Terms:
•Hours per week: 25 & flexible
•Wage: National Minimum Wage


Job Description

Responsible to: Designers

The successful applicant will work closely with the Designers to assist on all aspects of the production’s visuals, set, props, and costumes. There will also be elements of administration work including keeping on track of the budget. The applicant will be required to work from home during lockdown therefore access to a computer will be needed. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Main Duties:
•Support the design and office departments on tasks such as data entry, research, sketching, modelling and drafting
•Attending design, production, and technical meetings
•Attending rehearsals when necessary
•Communication with suppliers for prop quotes
•Reading of scripts to have a better understanding of the set vision

Requirements:
•An enthusiasm for design and theatre
•A flair for generating creative ideas
•Art and design skills with the ability to sketch
•Excellent communication and organisational skills
•Hard work ethic

Interview Location: via Zoom

Timeline:
R&D scheduled for w/c 24th May and 7th June in London Main rehearsals TBC (no sooner than August) in London

Application Deadline: as soon as possible, no later than 9am on 14th May. We are looking to fulfil this position with immediate effect.

Stage Manager

Icarus Theatre Collective are looking for a Stage Manager for our 2 week R+D this May/ June of Eugene Ionesco’s THE LESSON. The production will be touring in 2022 so there is the possibility of a possible extension to the role next year, if desired.

Pay: £1028 - Paid at ITC rate of £529 per 6 day week.

Location: London

Dates: Two weeks R+D: 24th-29th May and 7th-12th June (TBC)
Deadline: 9am on the 14th May.

If interested please send a CV and an expression of interest to dylan@icarustheatre.co.uk and we will set up an informal zoom meeting with the Producer and Director when is convenient with you.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from: African diaspora people, people of South, east and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern and North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Set Builder

Icarus Theatre Collective are looking for a Set Builder to assist our design in finishing the build of our set for our touring production of Eugene Ionesco’s THE LESSON.

Pay: £529 flat fee to cover up to 6 days work (ITC rate).

Location: London

Dates: Mid May/ early June- exact dates are flexible.

If interested please send a CV and an expression of interest to dylan@icarustheatre.co.uk and we will set up an informal zoom meeting with the Producer and Director when is convenient with you. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from: African diaspora people, people of South, east and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern and North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Assistant Director


Icarus Theatre Collective is looking for an Assistant Director on our upcoming R&D, London Run, and Tour.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector.
Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Covid restrictions will be taken very seriously with regular testing, full PPE, and other precautions.

Terms:

£1000 paid as:
-£250 during the two-week R&D (funding dependent)
-£750 during main rehearsals

Responsible to: Director

Suits recent graduate or early-career director. This is a trainee/apprentice role that would suit recent graduates or early career directors. Time commitment is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Overview:

Main Duties:
• Assisting the Director during rehearsals
• Providing research according to a brief provided by the Director.
• Attend all fitups, technical dress rehearsals and the first public performance

About Us:

The Icarus Theatre Collective is a touring theatre company exploring the harsh, brutal side of classical and modern drama. At the moment, we are preparing for a production of The Lesson in summer 2021 - spring 2022, focusing on how fascist governments caused increased severity of the coronavirus pandemic. We are also hoping to start preparing for a Shakespeare production in autumn 2021.

Requirements:
• Degree in directing or at least two years' experience as a professional director
• Hard work ethic
• A passion for theatre

Timeline & Location:
Auditions in early May, largely via Zoom
R&D scheduled for w/c 24th May and 7th June in London
Main rehearsals TBC (no sooner than August) in London

Please send CV (one or two pages) with two referees, covering letter (no more than one page), and Equal Opportunities Monitoring From to Max Lewendel at contact with "Assistant Director Application" in the subject line.
Application Deadline: as soon as possible, no later than 9am on 24th April. We are looking to fulfill this position with immediate effect.

We aim to conclude interviews no later than 30th April.

Work Placements / Internships


We are always looking for young professionals or university students to join our team, working with us for a term or more. You can learn about the production process, administration of a young company, and be an active part of a team that brings a play from conception to actualisation.

For more information about internships, please click here.

Checkout

Newsletter

Enter your details to receive free ticket offers and info on upcoming shows.

Privacy info


FacebookFacebook-Feather line break-Follow icarustheatre on Twitter

The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstarstarStiri.Acasa.ro
starstarstarstarstaredfringe.com
starstarstarstarstarCurierul National

starstarstarstarstarRealitatea.net

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstar or better
in 15 of 17 reviews

Out of all productions with a star rating in the last 3 years:

starstarstarstar or better
in 36 of 45 reviews

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Max Lewendel's production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension."

Jeremy Kingston, The Times

starstarstarstar

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Directed so specifically that the beast of chaos that charges through Ionesco's work like his own rhinoceros is safely routed through the play."

Rebecca Banks, Ham & High

starstarstarstar

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"A daring production by an energetic new company, the London-based Icarus Theatre Collective, it pulls no punches in its visceral pursuit of pure absurdism."

Daniel Lombard,
South Wales Argus

starstarstarstar

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul special al juriului
Special Jury Prize:
Cash prize from Romania

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita ín rol principal
Best Actress in a Leading
Role: Amy Loughton

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

starstarstarstar

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

starstarstarstarstarRemotegoat
starstarstarstarstarCarrick Biz
starstarstarstarstarStage, Screen, & the Mystique
starstarstarstarThree Weeks

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

starstarstarstarThe Times

starstarstarstarThe Scotsman
starstarstarstarManchester Eve News

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

With sword, axe, spear and bare fist fighting it is an impressively energetic and dynamic production.

Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

starstarstarstarstar

The Trials of Galileo
by Nic Young

Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon.

Edwin Reis, Remotegoat

starstarstarstar

Spring Awakening
by Frank Wedekind

Nigh-on Faultless. The cast are, one and all, magnificent.

Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras

starstarstarstarstar

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel’s production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Particularly haunting is the piece because of the use of music and sounds, designed by Theo Holloway. The effect is outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel’s production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"The play explodes into action with a high-powered fight sequence using real swords, axes and spears that superbly captured the intensity of battle".

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Theatre at its best."

Aleks Sierz, The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The five-member cast fill the dim confines of the theatre like a desert storm".

Le Roux Schoeman,
Church of England Newsletter

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"This sexy, steamy drama really hits home, especially after delivering the scorpion sting in its tail".

Philip Fisher,
British Theatre Guide

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Comedy, tragedy, fear, mystery, sex, violence, disturbance: The Lesson has them all".

Eleanor Weber,
Raddest Right Now

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play".

The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The cast navigates the perilous emotional terrain with aplomb".

Visit London (Totally London)

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Sizzling bursts of desire and hate among the North American sands".

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Extraordinary...
Victor Spinetti is outstanding."

Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"The Icarus Theatre collective's production of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos."

Kevin Hurst, Extra! Extra!

Many Roads to Paradise
by Stewart Permutt

"You would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this, so why not pop along to the Finborough and find out what great nights are made of."

Gene David Kirk,
UK Theatre Web

starstarstarstar

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"This is the kind of consoling play we need right now."

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A rollercoaster rendering of the play that dragged the audience on a fast-paced soul-stirring ride for two heart-rending hours."

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"An excellent take on a globally-renowned tale of true love."

Take on the Road by Lauren Razavi

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"Props to Icarus Theatre Collective for putting on such a fantastic show."

 

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A fresh and invigorating version of this time-honoured romantic tragedy."

Darlington & Stockton Times - Christina McIntyre

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Fine performances from the 26-strong cast."

-Michael Billington, The Guardian

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"You can reach out and touch the emotional atmosphere."

-Julienne Banister,
Rogues & Vagabonds


ACEMayor's FundMayor's FundSouthwark Council
ACE Creative Scotland
Logo

Site Design by cherrybranchdesign.com © 2008