Programmer (Maternity Cover) NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Northampton , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £24000.00 per annum

  • Posted : 04/08/2021

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Programming team as we prepare to reopen our Theatre. The role is required to cover maternity leave.


You will work with the Programming & Customer Experience Director, liaising with producers, promoters, and agencies, booking forthcoming presented programme and events.   You will have the opportunity to view performances, on an off-site in order to update your knowledge and advise on product available.  You will also take the lead in the co-ordination and administration of our booking system across the organisation, ensuring that all information is accurate.

Additional Information

To apply please submit your CV and when you receive your application acknowledgement email, please follow the link to submit a covering letter, and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Essential Skills


  • Experience of programming performances and events


  • Understanding of budgeting and financial processes
  • An understanding of and commitment to live performance and films
  • Knowledge of Programming booking systems
  • Knowledge of programming contracts


  • IT literate – Word, Excel, Database
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to implement and maintain administrative systems/procedures
  • Excellent organisational skills



Desired Skills


  • Working within a commercial live performance environment


  • A commitment to Audience Development
  • Box Office systems   
  • Working knowledge of Artifax
  • Arts agencies and organisations


  • Event management and co-ordination


About Company

Royal & Derngate, Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire,with attendances for live events and films numbering 337,000 last year, and an additional 265,000 seeing its work on tour.

We were named Regional Theatre of the Year by the inaugural Stage 100 Awards in 2011, and were nominated again in 2016. We won the Management Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre in the 2015 UK Theatre Awards for our Made in Northampton work and Best Touring Production in 2016 for The Herbal Bed, and The Stage Ensemble Award and a Fringe First for Education, Education, Education in 2017. The Worst Witch won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Family Show, whilst Our Lady of Kibeho was nominated for a 2020 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement, The Season earned its composers the Stage Debut award and Michael Billington named the venue Outstanding Regional Theatre of the Year 2020 in Country Life. Meanwhile, the adapted screenplay from Royal & Derngate’s original play commission of The Pope was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards as Netflix’s The Two Popes.

Alongside touring nationally and internationally Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton productions have transferred to the West End and Broadway as well as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre and The Southbank Centre. Productions transferring to London in 2019 included The Worst WitchOur Lady of Kibeho, Touching the VoidEducation, Education, Education and The Lovely Bones. The venue also presents a diverse range of visiting productions on both the Derngate and Royal stages, featuring musicals, dance, comedy and music, including a residency from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a registered charity, we remain ambitious about ensuring that our theatres are for everyone. We encourage young people to take part in our creative learning opportunities via bespoke schools partnerships and weekly activity at the theatres. Our award-winning, nationally recognised Get Involved programme engaged with more than 18,500 participants last year, attracting a broad section of our community, and also offering opportunities for nurturing new talent through our commitment to artist development.


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