JMK and Birmingham Rep Assistant Director Bursary

The JMK Trust in partnership with Birmingham is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a director based in the West Midlands. Details below and on the Birmingham Rep vacancies page.

We are looking for an Assistant Director for Tessa Walker’s upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians.

The Assistant Director will need to be available for:

Rehearsals from 23rd October

Technical from 24th November

First preview 30th November

Press: 5th December

Closes: 13th January

As Assistant Director, your duties would include:

To provide general assistance to the Director.

As agreed with the Director, to carry out any research that will inform and benefit the  production

To observe rehearsals and have input in discussions and production meetings.

To assist the company in documenting the rehearsal process for the purposes of marketing, archiving and evaluating the project through blogs, social media and other forms as agreed.

To observe and assist the Director in the production week as required.

To attend and participate in post-show discussions by mutual agreement with the Producer.

To support the company whilst the play is in performance as agreed with the Director and Stage Manager, including attending and noting the production.

Any further duties as required by the Director.

The bursary recipient will demonstrate a commitment to living and making theatre in the West Midlands and will also be or become a participant of the JMK Birmingham Rep Directors’ Group and as part of the bursary will also be responsible for working with the JMK Artistic Coordinator, and The REP to support and facilitate the group until next year’s bursary recipient is chosen.


The Leverhulme Bursary consists of £2,350.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter via this link by 6pm on Monday 2nd October.

Please detail:

Why you are interested in working with Tessa Walker the director on this production of 101 Dalmatians at The REP.

Your relevant experience and what you can bring to the role

How this assisting opportunity and involvement in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre  JMK Trust Directors’ group will contribute to your professional development

Your commitment to living and making theatre in West Midlands.

If you have any questions please contact