This is an exciting time to be joining the Royal Exchange Theatre, as we reopen our building and welcome visitors back to see a show or take part in a range of activities on or off our site. We emerge from Covid-19 as a new organisation with communities at our heart. We’ll engage with all communities, learning what it means to be a theatre in the post pandemic world and bring new relevance to audiences and participants.

Over the past eighteen months, like the entire theatre industry, the Royal Exchange has gone through significant changes and we face unique challenges as we recover and reinvent ourselves in the very different world we are now in. Through the devastation and uncertainty, we are also trying to find the opportunities to inspire and drive us to be the world class theatre and thriving civic space we want to be. The landscape continues to be unpredictable and volatile and we know we must be flexible and ready to adapt our plans and find creative ways around the various obstacles that we face.

We are therefore seeking a dynamic and driven individual who is interested and excited in being part of the journey of us re-building for the future. This role will provide a unique opportunity to be a vital part of a team that will see the Royal Exchange reopen and invite the communities of Greater Manchester and beyond to once more, come together and experience the liveness of exhilarating and daring stories from incredible artists and voices.

In the long-term, this role requires the individual to be living in the Northwest (or at a reasonable commutable location) but we are open to exploring hybrid working models in the short term.

We will also consider job share proposals.


The Producing Lead is responsible for the efficient operation of all the programming and producing functions. This includes coordinating delivery of key aspects of the Artistic Programme working across activity both on and off site and on work by professionals and non-professionals.

This role will also be a vital creative force, whether that be high level expertise on projects, or ensuring that all projects and collaborations enjoy a process rich with imagination and innovation resulting in the highest technical and artistic standards whilst working within agreed parameters.


ROLE: Producing Lead

SALARY: £30,000 per annum

CONTRACT: Permanent, 35 hours per week

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Programme & Production

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday 18 October 2021 at 6pm

INTERVIEW DATES: The first interviews will take place in person at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Wednesday 3 November. If needed, second interviews will be held at the Theatre on Wednesday 10 November

In order to apply, please see the online application form and job description below. Please also complete the equal opportunities form that can be found below. 

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Online Application Form

Job Description

Equal Opportunities Form

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons; however, some communities are currently under-represented within our organisation. We would particularly welcome applications from anyone identifying as ethnically diverse and/or disabled.

We will contact you if you are successful and invite you to interview. Please note due to the volume of applications we are unable to confirm receipt of your application or provide feedback if you have not been shortlisted to interview stage.

The RET holds application forms and interview notes for unsuccessful candidates for 6 months, which will be stored in a secure manner. After the 6-month period, all data will be securely destroyed.