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Lawrence Batley Theatre is the home of live performance in Huddersfield. We want to discover and develop the best talent in the culture sector. We work with people from all backgrounds and with all levels of experience. We are especially keen to hear from people who are under-represented in the workforce.

Our jobs, vacancies and callouts are all posted on this page. If there’s nothing here for you right now, feel free to email your CV or showreel to recruitment@thelbt.org 

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Trustees

We are seeking new Trustees who can bring their ideas and experience to our Board, who can champion our activities and advocate for us both locally and regionally. Our current Trustees are committed to the performing arts and enjoy sharing their expertise and experience, to make the theatre stronger and more resilient.

Salary: This is a voluntary position but reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
Hours: 4 Board meetings per year. Trustees also participate in at least 1 subgroup of the Board, eg Finance, Funding Development, Environment, HR (depending on your experience and interest).
Deadline for applications: Thu 29 February

We encourage applications from all backgrounds (we are currently underrepresented at the Under 30 age range). You don’t need experience of being a Trustee, or of being in the performing arts. All we require is that you have a passion for live theatre. Induction, mentoring and training will be provided.

The role carries the responsibilities of a Company Director and Charity Trustee. Tenure of Trustees is three years. This will be reviewed and extended by a further term at the mutual agreement of the Trustee and the Chair. The maximum term of office is six years.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience in these areas:
• Marketing
• Finance, commercial and/or business operations
• Fundraising
• Venue/operational or technical management
• Performance/artistic experience
• Or…..tell us what you can offer!

Apply by CV and covering letter to recruitment@thelbt.org by 5pm on Thu 29 February 2024. If you have any questions about the role of Trustee or the process, please email Chief Executive Becky Dash on becky@thelbt.org

Photographer Call Out

We're looking for a photographer for a new heritage project.

We celebrate our 30th birthday in 2024 and we are creating an exhibition to commemorate the theatre’s history and community. We’re looking for a passionate and personable artistic photographer to work with us to create Theatre30, an exhibition celebrating the people of Lawrence Batley Theatre, past and present. The project will culminate with a celebratory event and exhibition in our gallery.

The applicant will specialise in portrait photography and must be able to put people at ease in front of the camera. We encourage applications from Global Majority photographers.

  • Applicants must be available for 12 – 15 days between June and July.
  • Ideally local to Huddersfield.
  • Fee - £5000.

To register your interest please send an up to date CV, portfolio of work and covering letter detailing relevant experience by noon on Thu 29 February to recruitment@thelbt.org

If you would like any more information please contact Keisha Hamilton, Creative Associate at keisha@thelbt.org.

This project is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Global Majority Artists Call Out

We are seeking Global Majority artists for a new project with refugees and asylum seekers.

From April 2024 we will be working in partnership with IASK (Immigration and Asylum Support Kirklees) to provide creative, participatory sessions for refugee and asylum seekers.

We are seeking Global Majority musicians and visual artists with at least 2 years participatory experience of working with refugee and asylum seekers or similar groups to lead the sessions.

  • Artists must be available on Friday mornings between 11am and 2pm in Huddersfield.
  • Each contract will be for 12 sessions for a total fee of £1200.
  • The project will culminate with a celebratory event with an additional fee.

To register your interest please send an up to date CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience by 5pm on Thu 29 February to Jenny Goodman, Head of Participation at jenny@thelbt.org. The selection process will include running a sample session at IASK.

This project is funded by SWYPT NHS Foundation Trust Creative Minds.

Young Company Volunteers

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing team of passionate and dedicated volunteers, and we're always on the look out for more fantastic people to join us! Volunteering at the Lawrence Batley Theatre not only helps our theatre to thrive, but is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills, gain experience and become part of our theatre community.

As our Young Company continues to grow, we are looking for a variety of inspiring individuals to support our young people in their weekly classes.

In these voluntary positions, you will be a role model for our young people, supporting the class tutor and assistant with the smooth running of sessions. We require that you would be able to commit to a full term for at least one class. There would also be the possibility to progress from this role to an assistant role. 

"I've found Young Company to be an extremely rewarding programme in encouraging confidence and finding joy in self-expression. One of my key takeaways from volunteering so far is realising the importance of each discipline: music, dance, and drama in enabling young people to find their own unique voice." - Previous Young Company volunteer

If you are creative, enthusiastic and have a passion for working with young people, we want to hear from you! Please get in touch with Creative Associate, Keisha, via keisha@thelbt.org to arrange an informal chat. Click here to find out more about our Young Company. 

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