Artistic Associate for Theatre

  • Job Reference: RDSC-ADD
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2022
  • Recruiter: The Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd
  • Location: Marylebone, London for a minimum of two days/week with flexibility to work from home on other days
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £67,000
  • Sector: Creative Arts
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part Time

Job Description

Salary: £60,000 - £67,000 (full-time equivalent, pro-rated if part-time)

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: 3 or 4 days per week. See full job spec for details on flexibility.

Reports into: Artistic Director for Theatre

Start date: As soon as possible

Office location: Marylebone, London for a minimum of two days/week with flexibility to work from home on other days

Closing date: 23:59 on 3 July 2022 

Who are we?

The Roald Dahl Story Company owns the copyrights to Roald Dahl’s stories. The company works across publishing, film, TV, theatre, merchandise and licensed products, plus brand partnerships and marketing. The Roald Dahl Story Company’s purpose is to protect and grow the cultural value of Roald Dahl stories, with their unique breadth of characters and worlds.

The company was acquired by Netflix in October 2021, and is now poised to extend its portfolio with a Roald Dahl animated universe, immersive experience, new publishing and more national and international theatre productions.

The Theatre Team was set up in 2018 to commission, develop and produce new plays and musicals based on Roald Dahl stories. We work in partnership with co-producers, aiming to find long-term commercially successful pathways for our productions.

What’s our vision?

Our vision in the Theatre Department is to create theatrical adaptations which are innovative, relevant, populist and as brilliant as the original stories. These stories contain a promise for individual empowerment, which means they can and should be for everyone.

What’s the role?

The Artistic Associate will support the Artistic Director with all the creative elements of delivering the slate of new theatrical productions.

What are the responsibilities?

Recommending Artists

Ensure the department has knowledge of a wide ranging and diverse network of brilliant artists that we can draw on for productions.


Support the Artistic Director to give guidance to, and create critical dialogue with, artists and creative teams as they build the shows.

Creative Show Management

Once embedded into the department, take the lead on two commissioned shows.

Roald Dahl Intellectual Property

The Artistic Associate will use their knowledge of Roald Dahl’s stories to support internal and external discussions about the work as a whole.

Deputize for AD

As the Theatre department moves into production across several shows.

What are the key skills and experience needed?

Take a look at the downloadable Job Spec to check that you meet the Key Skills and Experience that we are looking for. We encourage applications from candidates with specialisms in different disciplines, including (but not limited to) writing, direction and dramaturgy.

How to apply

Please note that we require a CV and tailored covering letter which satisfies the initial questions detailed within the downloadable Job Spec. We also kindly ask for candidates to complete our equal opportunities monitoring questionnaire as part of their application. In that document you can also find more info on RDSC, the rest of the Theatre Team, our ethos, and the application process.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants from backgrounds or groups under-represented in theatre.

downloadable job specification