Developing Talent at Curve
We are proud to provide many opportunities for young people to learn about and get involved in the different areas and functions of a producing theatre. Opportunities range from 1 day career days to 11 months work placements, learning about marketing, technical, performance and more.
Careers Days – Key Stage 1 and 2
In partnership with the Leicestershire Education Business Company, we provide opportunities for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children to take part in work related learning activities. School groups come along and learn about the different jobs in theatre in small question and answer groups, have a tour of the building, take part in a workshop on how theatre is made, then finally their visit is topped off by watching a show. For further information schools should contact Susan Root
at LEBC on 0116 240 7000.
Year 10 Work Experience
This is a taster week for those students who may be considering a future career in theatre. They are planned around the Curve programme of shows and the school timetable. An example of one of our taster weeks could be:
Monday – Development and Communications Departments
Tuesday – Artistic Department and Curve Young Productions
Wednesday – Ticket Office and Ushering a show
Thursday – Café and Technical Crew on a show
Friday – A workshop, Facilities and IT Departments
Work Experience for Cared for Young People
In partnership with Leicester City Council’s LAC Service, we provide work experience opportunities of 1-2 weeks in our Technical and Wardrobe Departments for young people aged 18 years and over whose childhoods have been spent in care, such as foster care and children’s homes.
We are committed to giving emerging artists and technician’s the opportunity to develop their craft in theatre. Over the last three years we have supported emerging creatives to make their own work in a number of ways from rehearsal space, technical advice to artistic and production mentoring.
We are particularly interested in supporting local talent and invest time and resource into supporting new artistic product.
In some instances emerging creatives have been at the centre of our produced work on projects such as Curve Young Productions taking on roles in Set and Lighting Design.
Through our ongoing relationship with Universities and Specialist Colleges we are able to provide opportunity across our work on an annual basis.
We are always considering appropriate projects for undergraduates to work on as part of their university/college courses. We currently have a project in our Artistic Department that we are inviting Year 3 Arts and Festivals Management students at De Montfort University to apply for as part of their 4 week placement around Easter time.
This is a paid 12 month internship for somebody either of graduate level or as part of a university sandwich course who is looking for an opportunity to learn about events management in a state of the art venue such as Curve. We currently have Holly working with us, our second Events Assistant, with our first Assistant returning back to Leeds Metropolitan University to finish his degree. The online application process will be opened up for this vacancy around Easter time.
In partnership with Loughborough College, we offer opportunities for trainees on their Leonardo da Vinci European transnational programme. Post graduate students are placed for a period of up to 3 months to develop their language and workplace competency skills.
This is a paid 11 month internship for somebody of graduate level, who is looking for an opportunity to get their foot on the first rung of the ladder of their Arts Marketing career. We currently have Krupa working with us, our fourth Marketing Trainee, with our first 2 now employed as a Media Officer and a Print Marketing Officer and our third trainee went on to work with a touring company that had previously performed on our stage. The online application process will be opened up for this vacancy around Easter time.
Theatre Management Trainee
This is a paid 20 month internship for somebody of graduate level, who is looking for an opportunity to learn about theatre management. A large element of the role is working closely with the CEO and Senior Management Team, attending meetings and corresponding on their behalf. What better place to understand how a theatre runs?! In addition to this the trainee will work on projects that are aligned to business needs and their desires, skills and career aspirations.
This unpaid post is suited to somebody of graduate level aiming to build experience of working within a professional environment. It gives individuals the opportunity to gain experience in developing show reel material, producing rehearsal and teaser videos and other projects to promote Curve and its work. Our current Video Assistant is permitted free access and use of the video and editing facilities at Curve for his own projects in return for his work.