Rosie Kay Dance Company seeks an
Assistant Producer (Romeo + Juliet)


Funded by Birmingham City Council’s Cultural Development Service Cultural Diversity Scheme

We’re looking for an incredible Birmingham individual whose ethnicity is underrepresented in cultural leadership who has the potential to be a future cultural leader for the city. You will gain professional experience of working on a large-scale production through the rehearsal and production process for Romeo + Juliet. The Assistant Producer will take on specific responsibilities within the production team and receive a bespoke package of mentoring alongside training in company management, covid-secure working, fundraising, marketing, finance and governance. You’ll develop industry contacts and create a future action plan for next steps in your leadership career in Birmingham.

Rosie Kay’s Romeo + Juliet will premiere on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome (where RKDC is an Associate Company) on 17 March 2021. Set in present-day Birmingham the show reflects teenage gang culture and community tensions in a fierce and uncompromising production that will have the power to connect with local communities.
We want this to be a transformative opportunity for an individual with significant potential to be inspired by the creative process and develop their own leadership potential. The project will enable the Assistant Producer to see the wider picture- from local, national and even international perspectives giving weight of knowledge to their ambitions. We aim that from the start to the end of the project there will be a marked difference in their leadership aspiration and they will be able to see themselves as a future leader who can make a difference to Birmingham.

We haven’t specified a set number of hours as we’re aware applicants might have other freelance work or commitments that it would harm their career if they gave them up. However, we anticipate this would be someone’s main commitment and priority during the contract period. There are eight weeks of full time rehearsals where we would need the Assistant Producer to be in the studio every day. The production period in the theatre 12-18 March will be a full time intensive period. To discuss your personal circumstances before apply please contact

Application deadline: 10am Monday 16 November – late applications cannot be considered