£9.50 per hour plus £1.15 holiday pay
Advertising End Date
25 May 2022

Role & Department Overview

Three Left Feet are a young, female-led theatre and events company based in Lancaster. Founded in 2019, they have since created a variety of productions; including a shadow puppetry adaptation of The Snow Queen in partnership with The Dukes Theatre supported by funding from Arts Council England, a Halloween tour of Lancaster commissioned by BID, and a Chinese-inspired shadow puppetry piece made in collaboration with the Lancaster University Confucius Institute and Lancaster Music Festival. In their work, Three Left Feet strive to rethink storytelling by producing spellbinding, collaborative theatre which transforms and transports audiences beyond their reality. The company has a vested interest in providing opportunities for emerging artists and making theatre accessible for all.
The team are looking to recruit an intern as a Production Assistant to support their upcoming outdoor production of Twelfth Night, taking place in Williamson Park this June.
This internship is only available to current students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University

Start Date: 6th June 2022
End Date: 31st July 2022
Location: On external employers premises
Total Hours: 100 
Working Hours/Working Pattern: Intensive work over two production weeks (w/b 13th June and w/b 20th June) with flexible hours across the week before and in the weeks following – working pattern to be agreed between the intern and the company.

Production weeks:
  • Mon 13th – Wed 22nd June: approx. 10am-6pm (~50 hours)
  • Thur 23rd June: approx. 10am-10pm (~10 hours)
  • Fri 24th and Sat 25th June: approx.  3pm-10pm (~14 hours)
  • Sun 26th June: approx. 11am-5pm (~6 hours)
  • ~20 hours left to use either side of the production.

Job Description

Main duties:

Assistant Directing:

  • Shadowing the Director
    • Giving constructive feedback to actors during rehearsals.
    • Suggesting ideas for blocking, characterisation etc.
    • Leading warm-ups.
Assistant Producing:
  • Shadowing the Producer
    • Potential duties include:
      • Learning what the role of a producer is (it can be hard to pin down!).
      • Helping to ensure the smooth-running of the production from an organisational standpoint and ‘big picture’ perspective.
      • Attending meetings with stakeholders.
      • Minuting.
Assistant Stage Managing:
  • Shadowing the Stage Manager
  • Taking over as Stage Manager for the Saturday performance
    • Potential duties include:
      • Sourcing props.
      • Helping with get-in and get-out as well as stage set-up before each performance.
      • Ensuring props/set are in the correct places before performances.
      • Helping with actors’ hair/make-up.
      • Operating/monitoring the (very simple!) tech during performances.
      • Monitoring the fire during performances.
General Production Assistant:
- Potential duties include:
  • Flyering
  • Runnning
  • Social media stories. 

Person Specification


  • Current students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University
  •  Great communication skills.
  • Confidence and assertiveness.
  • Excellent organisation and time management.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Willingness to learn and a desire to throw themselves into all the different areas of production.
  • A keen interest in theatre/production.
Desirable (but not necessary):
  • Previous experience in at least one area of production (directing, producing, marketing, stage managing etc.).
  • Skills with hair/make-up/SFX make-up.

Working in this role will help develop the following skills and experience:

  • Creativity
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, this role is only open to individuals living in the UK.

Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 
Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.