Jobs / Opportunities

Current Opportunities Available

Narratives of Empathy and Resilience Artists Call Out 

Following the award of a significant Project Grant from Arts Council England, Half Moon is pleased to launch Narratives of Empathy and Resilience, a programme taking place between May and July 2021. This initiative aims to help redress the balance of the under-representation of artists working in the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) sector. This programme will provide opportunities for artists to explore making work for young audiences, with their ‘work in progress’ presented at an industry Provocation Day. Our methodology provides the conditions to create excellent art, allowing artists to take risks or change direction, whilst always considering and respecting the target audiences.

We are seeking 17 dynamic and enquiring artists from a range of disciplines at all stages of their careers; from those starting their creative journeys, to those who are established but who have never created work for the TYA genre previously and who are keen to try something new. All artists should have an interest in creating work for young audiences, be that for babies or teenagers/young adults, or all ages in between. Previous experience in this genre is not a requirement to be selected, as we are actively encouraging applicants who may be new to TYA. These roles are:

  1. Designer x 2
  2. Composer / Sound Designer x 2
  3. Writer x 4
  4. Spoken Word Poet / Poet x 3
  5. Assistant Director x 3
  6. Trainee Dramaturg (Spoken Word Poetry) x 1
  7. Specialist Performer / Artist x 2 (those whose performative artform falls outside the above categories, i.e. puppetry, clowning, Kathak, hip-hop, DJ)

The programme will take place at our theatre base, with some visits to local schools, youth and early years settings. Access support will be provided for those artists who require this to participate. Half Moon is a fully accessible venue.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we are particularly welcoming applications from individuals who are under-represented in the TYA sector.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 19 April 2021

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Kickstart Marketing and Box Office Assistant

Half Moon are currently recruiting for a 6-month Marketing and Box Office Assistant placement through the government’s Kickstart scheme. This is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment. The role will involve supporting the delivery of our marketing, press, digital communication strategies, working Box Office and some Front of House responsibilities. Essential skills include strong IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of numeracy. Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 27th May

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Workshop Facilitator Pool

We occasionally recruit for our pool of experienced freelance theatre facilitators. If you are interested in working with Half Moon in this capacity please contact us for more information.


Work Experience

Careers in Theatre at Half Moon Theatre in Stepney, LondonTo be eligible for a work experience placement at Half Moon, you must be a member of a Half Moon Youth Theatre, or study at a Tower Hamlets school. Tower Hamlets EBP facilitate any other work experience requests. Please visit the Work Experience page for more information and to contact us.


An enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check will be requested of all successful applicants to jobs at Half Moon. In line with its equal opportunities policy, Half Moon does actively seek to employ disabled people and people from different backgrounds. Half Moon is a user of the Disability Symbol through JobCentrePlus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions.