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Based on The Cut in Waterloo, we produce new plays, classics, musicals, adaptations of books, short films, digital projects and more. We attract large audiences from many different backgrounds; we have deep connections in our neighbourhood where we provide extensive free activities. For many years the theatre has been synonymous with staging international works created by some of the world’s finest directors, performers and creatives; productions that say much about the world we live in.

The Genesis Fellowship is a two-year role that enables the recipient to work closely with the Young Vic as they continue to develop their craft as a theatre director. The Fellowship is aimed at experienced directors at associate level or equivalent who have demonstrated a talent for and commitment to directing and has an ambition to become an artistic director. 

Previous Genesis Fellows include Nadia Latif, Gbolahan Obisesan, Natalie Abrahami, Carrie Cracknell and Joe Hill-Gibbins.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.

Salary: £30,000 fixed term contract for two years

Apply by: 12pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019

First round interviews: Week commencing 14 October 2019

You should be available to take up the position in March 2020.

To apply, please read the guidelines below.

The Genesis Foundation has supported the Young Vic’s director’s program since its inception more than 15 years ago. The Genesis Foundation is pleased to fund the Genesis Future Directors Awards, the Genesis Fellow and the Genesis Directors Network.

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Please note we cannot accept unsolicited CVs, whether speculative or attached to application packs. Any CVs we receive are required to be destroyed in a regulated bit-blitz due to our data protection rules. For more info, head to our Privacy Policy.