Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland are offering a paid placement for a Trainee Dramaturg

Trainee Dramaturg
Full Time (Six-week placement)
£400 per week

This is for anyone with an interest in developing their dramaturgical skills – a director, playwright, theatre maker, actor, administrator, producer, or anyone else with an interest in this area of work. You do not need to have any experience working directly as a dramaturg though an interest in new work for performance is essential.

Work will include

  • observing and supporting dramaturgical processes around our core work with writers
  • assisting with the running of workshops, events and projects
  • assisting with our Festival Bookshop and Information Point

The placement offers a learning opportunity through direct involvement across Playwrights’ Studio’s activity. Throughout the placement, there will be the opportunity to learn from playwrights and other theatre professionals. The Trainee will in turn develop some of the skills and experience needed to begin a career in dramaturgy, or to continue developing their dramaturgical practice in whatever role they choose to pursue.

Diversity is essential to a thriving cultural sector and we aim to work actively with artists from a range of different backgrounds. Because they are currently underrepresented, they strive to increase applications from and representation from artists:

  • Working in Gaelic, Scots or BSL
  • Based outside the central belt of Scotland
  • From the Global Majority
  • Who are disabled
  • From socio-economically deprived backgrounds
  • Who are female, trans or non-binary

They welcome applicants of any gender, religion or belief, age, or sexual orientation.

If you have any questions, please email or call 0141 332 4403.


12pm on Friday 17 June

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 27 June with a view to the placement beginning Monday 11 July.

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.


Published on:
26 May 2022


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