We’re recruiting a Resident Assistant Director!


The Gate Theatre is seeking to recruit a Resident Assistant Director.

The Resident Assistant Director role is a one-year fixed term post for early career directors who want to focus on their craft, learn from more senior directors, experience how a producing theatre is run and contribute to the day to day running of the Gate. This role is a vital part of the artistic team of the Gate.


Deadline extended to Thursday 5th January 2023


Recruitment Notification

Resident Director – 2022 December



Working as an assistant director on most Gate productions throughout the year which

  • Any research requested by the director pre-rehearsal
  • Supporting the director and stage management in running rehearsals
  • Supporting the rehearsal room process in general
  • Noting the production weekly when the show is up and when instructed by the
  • Attending post show and engagement events


Working with the engagement team which includes:

  • Delivering workshops when necessary


Working on the Gate production pipeline which includes:

  • Reading commissioned scripts
  • Arranging and attending regular script reader meetings
  • Sharing thoughts and trends with artistic team
  • Contributing to conversations about the development of new work



  • Being a conduit between the rehearsal room and the leadership team



  • Communication and Relationships: Strong working relationships improve collaboration and
    productivity while building and fostering an inclusive work environment within the Gate
  • People Management: People are the Gates key asset; collaborative team management will
    supports the Gate in achieving its artistic vision.
  • Objective Delivery: Ability to deliver on production requirements within deadlines
  • Agility and Flexibility: Comfortable working within an evolving space which develops and
    grows from production to production

See here for more information on this role