Producing and Marketing Placement


2 days a week, 3 – 6months
Office based in Canary Wharf, London
End of April- October 2016 (tbc)

Being part of the Finger in the Pie team has been an invaluable experience. Not only was I made incredibly welcome, during my time here I have been given great insight into the day-to-day management and continued development of a small theatre company. The skills I have gained are vital to my professional future. – Florence Brady

The placement is an incredible opportunity to learn a huge variety of skills, and gain real insight into producing with a small theatre company. It’s been wonderful working with such a lovely team, and coming away with so much confidence and knowledge. Working at Finger in the Pie has been truly invaluable in helping me pursue a professional career in theatre. – Emma Groome

This placement would suit a theatre arts student placement or equivalent* lasting between 3 and 6 months of part time hours, 2 set days a week (and occasional evenings).

Our key criteria are:

  • Good Communication Skills (good written and spoken English)
  • Positive and Friendly Attitude
  • Reliability
  • An interest in Theatre and/or Cabaret

An unshockable nature could be good for some of the cabaret we produce too!

The structure is moulded to each participant and their needs, beginning with a starting meeting identifying areas of strength and goals for the duration of the placement. Most placements will incorporate:

  • Contracts
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Building and executing a Marketing Campaign
  • Basic PR
  • Image Editing
  • Networking

Computers and desks are provided at our Canary Wharf office and we can offer travel expenses (within London) for those students/participants who are able to accept them.

 To Apply:
Please send an email to with the subject ‘Producing and Marketing Placement’ including:

  • An up to date CV (max 2 sides A4)
  • Brief covering letter stating why you are interested in the placement, and details of your course of study if you are currently a student (max 250 words)
  • Details of your availability and desired start and end dates of placement

Next deadline: 12 noon, Friday 8th April 2016

*Our placement scheme was initially developed for students as part of our relationship with Middlesex University, however we are aware that many people can no longer afford tuition fees and choose to learn ‘on the job’. So in order not to exclude those who can no longer afford further education we have opened up the scheme to anyone who can demonstrate a proven interest in pursuing a career in the performing arts, and a desire to learn the skills necessary to do that. We are committed to and engaged with the low pay/no pay debate and this is strictly a training placement position for a fixed time period. 

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