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Creative Associate (Fixed-Term)

We are looking to hire a Creative Associate to join the team at Paines Plough over the summer and autumn period.

The Creative Associate will support the Artistic team to drive forward creative projects. You will engage with the writing community across the UK and work with artists on attachment to deliver their best work, as well as contributing to the wider strategic direction of Paines Plough.

You will take an active role in welcoming new writers to Paines Plough and develop future connections to lead to exciting and bold productions for theatres around the country.

This role will support Paines Plough’s artistic, literary and producing teams over a six month period whilst one of the Joint Artistic Director’s is on maternity leave.


Responsible to: Joint Artistic Director

Working closely with: Joint Artistic Director, New Work Associate

Closing date for applications:       10:00am Friday 25 June 2021

Interviews:                                   w/c 05 July 2021

Start Date:                                   w/c 02 August 2021


Interested? Download the full job pack below.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV, Cover Letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to with the subject line: Creative Associate Application.


Guidance notes

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Paines Plough recognises the positive values of diversity, we promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the arts including disabled people, people of African and Caribbean heritage, and people who are of South Asian or East Asian or Southeast Asian heritage, and those who have a Middle East or North African heritage. We will commit to interviewing people who identify as disabled and/or ethnically diverse who can demonstrate they meet the level of knowledge and skills required to do the job – please see the Person Experience and Attributes. We operate a transparent scoring system, applying a score against your response to each of the criteria as listed in the essential section of the Person Experience and Attributes. Candidates who wish to job share are welcome to apply.

If you require support in completing your application, or would like to receive information or submit your application in an alternative format, please contact the Paines Plough team on


Any Questions for us?

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, then please contact Executive Producer Holly Gladwell –


Shortlisting and Interviews

When shortlisting we are looking at how closely your application meets the criteria set out in the Person Experience and Attributes. We will reply to all candidates via email, regardless of whether you have been shortlisted or not.



All offers are made subject to satisfactory references, proof of identity, address and eligibility to work in the UK.



If you would find it more accessible to complete this application in another format, please get in touch with us.

Deadlines for applications: 10:00am 25 June 2021

Interviews from: 5 July 2021