Work with us! Box of Tricks is looking for a new Literary Associate… 06/07/2022

Box of Tricks is looking for a positive, passionate and motivated Literary Associate to join the team and work closely with our Artistic Directors to support our work developing playwrights across the North of England.

Over the last two years, Box of Tricks has dramatically expanded our professional development programme and increased opportunities for Northern playwrights. Our PlayMakers Network now has 550+ members and offers various playwriting programmes, opportunities and events throughout the year.

At this exciting juncture in the company’s development, we’re looking for a strong communicator who enjoys engaging with and supporting writers, forging creative/collaborative connections and developing artist networks. You will have a passion for new plays as well as an understanding of local, regional and national theatre ecology. A self-starter and a team player, you will be keen to join a small team with big ambitions.

Alongside the Core Team, the Literary Associate will manage the PlayMakers Network for Northern playwrights, organise literary events and dramaturg new plays. Main duties include: script reading, dramaturgy, professional development, creative programming, network administration.

Recruitment Pack

How To Apply

To apply for our Literary Associate role, please email an expression of interest, telling us why you’re right for the role and Box of Tricks, along with your current CV (including contact details of two referees) to:

If your access requirements make a written application difficult, we welcome submissions in video or audio format. If you encounter any difficulties whatsoever, and you have additional access requirements, please get in touch with us at and will we do everything in our power to facilitate your application.

The deadline for applications is midday Monday 8th August 2022. If you have any queries about the role, please drop us a line via email to ahead of the deadline.

Interviews will take place in Manchester w/c 29th August.