Told by an Idiot is a small team with a big output. We are looking for a dynamic and well organised person to work with us; someone who is keen to begin, or to continue, their career in working in theatre producing and someone who enjoys facilitating community engagement and artist development opportunities on a variety of scales.  

The Assistant Producer is responsible for supporting all aspects of Told by an Idiot activity, including our Productions, R&Ds and Projects, in collaboration with the Producer, Executive Director and Artistic Director. They will also have particular responsibility for the successful administration and delivery of Taught by an Idiot (Told by an Idiot’s Participation Programme) - our workshops, events and online activity.  

Job Title: Assistant Producer

Reports to: Producer

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 (£15,600 pro rata)

Days: 3 days a week 

This pack (CLICK HERE) contains further information about Told by an Idiot, what we do, and the Job Description and Person Specification for the role of Assistant Producer. Often qualities are just as important as experience so, while we have listed desirable knowledge and experience in the person specification, please feel free to talk about other skills that you think transfer in this job description. We are interested in hearing from people with transferable skills who are excited by the opportunity to become part of our team, have great potential, and can pick things up quickly. There are no expectations that you went to university to apply for this role. We’re interested in hearing from people with a wide range of experiences. 

Told by an Idiot is also an inclusive employer and supports the individual needs of all staff members. If there are adjustments we can make to adapt this role to the specific needs of the post-holder, we will commit to doing so. We aim to meet the access needs of applicants at all stages of the recruitment process - please contact us if you feel we've missed anything. The pack on this link above also contains more detailed information about the application process. 

How To Apply:

  • Download and complete the Application Form here. 
  • Email it to [email protected]. Please title your email ‘Assistant Producer Application’ 
  • Application deadline: 12pm, Thursday 2nd February 2023 
  • Interviews: Thursday 9th February 2023. In person at our London office (accessible for wheelchairs) 
  • Start date: Monday 20th February 2023 (Ideally. Can be discussed) 

If you have any questions, or require this pack in another format, please request via [email protected] or call us 020 7407 4123 to chat it through. 

We are committed to widening access to working in the arts and value the positive impact that difference has on our company. We are therefore particularly interested in hearing from people who are underrepresented in the sector, such as those who identify as D//deaf and/or disabled, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage and people of Middle East and North African heritage and those who experience racism*. By the term ‘those who experience racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, their race and / or their culture. 

*#BAMEOver – A Statement for the UK, Sept 2020   

We will offer interviews to all applicants who wish to let us know they’re from an underrepresented background, who meet the Person Specification.