Visitor Champion for Wakefield
12 month fixed term contract

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium is looking for an inspirational and passionate advocate who is able to promote the value and importance of Wakefield’s culture and visitor economy to support Wakefield’s aspirations to be a leading cultural destination in the north of England.

Wakefield’s outstanding cultural and visitor offer has the potential to become an important national and international cultural destination for the north of England.

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium is a collective of Wakefield-based cultural organisations, visitor attractions and local businesses which are committed to working together and with Wakefield Council to promote the Wakefield District as a leading cultural destination nationally and internationally. Supported by a £223,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, the Consortium will deliver a three-year programme starting in 2017 to enhance the profile of Wakefield and encourage visitors to the district, helping to grow the local economy and increase job opportunities.

As part of this programme we are now seeking to appoint a Visitor Champion for Wakefield. The role is on a part time basis providing at least 26 days (or 208 hours) over a 12 month period for a total fee of no more than £13,000 plus reasonable travel expenses. You will be appointed on a freelance capacity and you will be responsible for your own tax and VAT. The Visitor Champion will be appointed for a 12-month period commencing no later than September 2017.

A job description can be downloaded here.

All candidates are requested to send a covering letter detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience and a copy of their CV to Kate Watson on

Deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 2 May 2017
Interviews and appointment: Thursday 18 May

Assistant Director & Assistant Designer (Scuttlers)
Both roles fixed fee & term

Theatre Royal Wakefield is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to two creative, innovative and driven individuals to work on In On The Act's summer production of Scuttlers by Rona Munro as Assistant Designer and Assistant Director. Both roles are generously funded by The Garrick Charitable Trust.

For more information about these unique opportunities, download the information packs below:

Assistant Director
Assistant Designer

If you would like to discuss the roles or require further information please contact Aoibheann Kelly on 01924 334 114 or e-mail

Please note: CVs will not be accepted as a method of application

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 10 May, 5pm

Box Office: 01924 211 311

Minicom (text-type users): 01924 215 522

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.