Designer in Residence

Salary: £24-26K      Hours: 40 hours pw

Permanent – London
Closing date Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 12pm
Interview date Friday 14th December 2018
Start date:
January 2019

ALRA is seeking an experienced set and costume designer. This is a fulltime post with a salary intro £24-26K to start in January 2019. Working at our Wandsworth campus you will be responsible for the design and delivery of all ALRA main house shows.



Please apply using the application form available on our website (PDF or Word doc) or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a form will be emailed to you. Applications without a completed form will not be considered. You may include a CV.


The interviews will be held on Friday 14th December 2018.


This is a permanent, part-time post. The terms and conditions of service will be those currently in operation.


The closing date and time for receipt of applications is Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 12pm. 


Job Title: Designer in Residence Reports to: Head of Productions
Locations: London Direct Reports: NA
Key Responsibilities
  • Design and deliver the set and costume designs for ALRA productions
  • Attend all design and production meetings
  • Ensure all elements of the production design are delivered to a high professional standard
  • Work to design and production budgets as allocated by the Head of Productions
  • Assist the stage management team in prop making
  • Mentor SMTT students in second year design roles
  • Support the acting and technical students during the delivery of the productions and where requested throughout their course
  • Ensure the wardrobe store is tidy and organized and equipment maintained
  • Monitor and ensure all course relevant equipment is of industry standard
  • To administer the health and safety policy as it relates to the productions and tours
  • Be responsible for the safe working practice of the students and the safe use of equipment, ensuring that all codes of practice and current regulations are adhered to
  • Adhere to ALRA’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies, in respect of all staff students and visiting members of the public
  • Maintain awareness of current developments and to recommend change where appropriate
  • Ensure good working relationships and co-operation with all departments of the school
  • Attend ALRA meetings as outlined in ALRA’s meeting structured
  • To undertake other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Productions


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