Job Description

This role is part of Stage One’s Trainee Producer placement scheme. Whilst you will work full time within the Lyceum office, you will have consistent communication with Stage One, its staff and network, as well as access to many additional Stage One training opportunities.

This is an opportunity for a committed aspiring producer to gain experience and offer insight into a busy and ambitious theatre. The Stage One Trainee Producer will play a key role in the successful planning and delivery of the theatre’s programme, identifying commercial potential. This includes in-house productions and projects, co-productions, tours and the presentation of a wider range of visiting work.

For the full job pack and to apply, please visit Stage One's website using the link below.

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Job Description

• Acting as a production assistant across Lyceum Theatre Company productions, co-productions, tours, transfers and special projects.

• Working with the Producers, Senior Producer and Director of Producing to bring productions to the stage.

• Assisting with the drafting of contracts for creative and production teams, as well as contracts with venues and co-producers, dealing with agents to negotiate deals under advice from Producers.

• Assisting the Literary Associate with the administration of play commissions, and in organising research and development workshops of new projects.

• Booking travel and accommodation for creative and production teams.

• Taking part in production and design meetings, as well as external meetings with co-producing partners and touring venues.

• Working with the casting directors on Lyceum productions to organise auditions and other aspects of the casting process.

Person Specification


• An understanding of the theatre making process. This could be from any discipline and not necessarily Producing (i.e. stage management, marketing, playwriting etc.)

• A passion for theatre in many forms.

• High degree of computer literacy including Microsoft Excel.

• A willingness to learn.

• A willingness to “chip in” and work as a team to help deliver productions successfully.

• A passion for making theatre and theatre-making accessible to as wide a range of audiences and artists as possible.

• Discreet - able to deal with confidential and commercially sensitive information appropriately.


• An understanding of the Scottish theatre sector.

• An understanding of budgeting for theatre productions.

• An understanding of industry agreements and standards (for example Equity, BECTU).

• Experience of negotiating and dealing with agents.

    • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
    • 4% matched pension contributions
    • Free tickets to press nights plus discounted ticket deals on certain performances.
    • Cycle to work & Tech Schemes
    • Discounts at various organisations such as Edinburgh Leisure
    • Quarterly staff social events