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A paid opportunity to work as a trainee assistant on a Young Vic show

The Trainee Assistant Director role provides an opportunity for a director or theatre maker to gain experience working on a show at the Young Vic. The opportunity is to support the assistant director in rehearsals, previews and run of a show will provide the trainee assistant director experience of the workings of the rehearsal room, the relationships between the creative team, the craft of the actor and the process of making a show from first day of rehearsals through to opening night. They will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a supported environment working alongside an assistant director and director on a professional production. 

Recent Jerwood Trainee Assistant Directors include:

  • Yanni Ng (untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play)
  • Tia-zakura Camilleri (Beneatha's Place)
  • Vivek Sharma (Sundown Kiki: Reloaded)
  • Olamide Ajisafe (TRIBE)
  • Nathanael Campbell (Passing Strange)

Trainee Assistant Directors are recruited on a show-by-show basis. We are currently not recruiting for the role; however any future opportunities will be announced on the website, via the Creators Program newsletter, and featured on Young Vic social media channels.

Traineeships are a key part of the Young Vic’s Jerwood Artist Development Pathway. This Pathway is generously supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.