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Salute! Home Front Heroes of Haghill is an immersive event which combines theatre workshops and community engagement projects culminating with a multi-artform community event on June 28th 2019. The focal point of the event will be a performance of a new play by Jack Dickson- Etta's War, directed by Mary McCluskey.


We are looking for freelance:


Music Workshop Leader/Musician


We are looking for a music workshop leader/musician with experience in community projects who has ties with local communities of Glasgow and is passionate about music history and heritage

Prior to the event we will hold number of workshops for the local communities and the music coordinator will be responsible for leading couple of workshops on given theme/subject as well as working alongside the play director to incorporate participation of four young musicians who will perform during the event.

Salute! is intended as a living memorial to the women and girls of Haghill – both then and now. Involving professional theatre-makers and incorporating devised text based on the lives of real people from the area, the event will showcase a diverse, intergenerational local community to commemorate and reflect on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919 as an official end of World War I.


Job Description 

  • - Engaging with and facilitating music workshop with local communities 
  • - Giving feedback and tips to actors performing songs;
  • - Selecting and leading young musicians that will select and perform short pieces of music during the performance;
  • - Organising rehearsals for young musicians (4 afternoons in June)
  • - Communicating and liaising with all parties involved, including actors, the creative team, the production team and producers There might be an opportunity to perform at the final showcase for the music coordinator/musician themselves if interested.

Person specification: 

  • - Experienced workshop leader
  • - Experience in community engagement projects and working with amateurs/volunteers and young people;
  • - self-motivation and the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • - the ability to work as part of a team and time management skills
  • - the ability to develop innovative ideas and to solve problems creatively and practically
  • - No composition required!
  • - Dedication and enthusiasm are essential
  • - Flexible with time and schedules (although must be available on June 27-28th)
  • - Ideally Glasgow based with an interest in music history and heritage of Glasgow communities 

Community and Volunteer Coordinator


We are looking for a community and volunteer coordinator who has strong ties to the local and artistic communities of Glasgow and is passionate about their history and cultural heritage

Prior to the event we will hold number of various workshops for the local communities and the community coordinator will be responsible for supporting workshop leaders in delivering the workshops. Making links/connections between various community groups within Haghill and Dennistoun areas and building upon the ones we have already established is a key element of this post.

Salute! is intended as a living memorial to the women and girls of Haghill – both then and now. Involving professional theatre-makers and incorporating devised text based on the lives of real people from the area, the event will showcase a diverse, intergenerational local community to commemorate and reflect on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919 as an official end of World War I.


Job Description 

  • - Promote the roles of the community groups and the volunteers through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns;
  • - Ensure there is appropriate support and rehearsal time for each community group;
  • - Work as liaison between the production team, the artistic team and the community members;
  • - Organise schedules and monitor, support, motivate and accredit volunteers and their work;
  • - Prepare risk assessment and ensure appropriate health and safety procedures are in place to safeguard volunteers;

Person specification: 

  • - Excellent communication skills
  • - Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
  • - Experience of managing or coordinating events and projects with community groups
  • - The ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • - Good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks and maintain records 
  • - Administrative, IT and marketing skills
  • - Flexible with time and schedules (although must be available on June 27-28th)
  • - Must be based in Glasgow

Community Engagement Theatre Director


We are looking for a freelance Theatre Director with experience in community theatre who has strong ties to the local and artistic communities of Glasgow.

Prior to the event we will hold number of workshops for the local communities and the engagement theatre director will be responsible for leading couple of workshops on given theme/subject as well as working alongside the playwright and play director to incorporate participation of a small group of local residents who will perform in the play as a spoken chorus.

Salute! is intended as a living memorial to the women and girls of Haghill – both then and now. Involving professional theatre-makers and incorporating devised text based on the lives of real people from the area, the event will showcase a diverse, intergenerational local community to commemorate and reflect on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919 as an official end of World War I.


Job Description 

  • - Engaging with and facilitating workshops with local communities
  • - Working with the writer and the community group on the script 
  • - Directing and blocking the chorus and attending production meetings 
  • - Organising rehearsals of a chorus (4 afternoons in June)
  • - Communicating and liaising with all parties involved, including actors, the creative team, the production team and producers

Person specification: 

  • - Experienced workshop leader and drama facilitator 
  • - Experience in community engagement projects and working with amateurs/volunteers;
  • - self-motivation and the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • - the ability to work as part of a team and time management skills
  • - the ability to develop innovative ideas and to solve problems creatively and practically
  • - Experience in new writing and site specific theatre
  • - Dedication and enthusiasm are essential
  • - Flexible with time and schedules (although must be available on June 27-28th)
  • - Ideally Glasgow based with an interest in the local history and heritage of Glasgow communities 

These are paid freelance posts with flexible working days. Fee is dependant on experience.

To apply please send your CV and a note of interest in the project and suitability for the post.

For further information, please contact asylontheatre@yahoo.co.uk  (Marta Mari), or call 07903300327,

The deadline for all posts is Monday 25 March 2019 at 20:00.

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on April 2nd


Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Internships

We welcome interns who want to build up work experience in the theatre industry. If you would like to work with us, please send your CV and cover letter stating your preferred work area and availability to Marta Mari at asylontheatre@yahoo.co.uk. Please note that unless otherwise advertised, we are unable to pay interns.