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Young Vic seeks new creative associate to ‘generate and debate’ ideas

Young Vic Theatre. Photo: Philip Vile Young Vic Theatre. Photo: Philip Vile
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The Young Vic has introduced a new position for a creative associate, who will work alongside the theatre’s leadership to generate new work and contribute to its artistic ambitions.

The creative associate post is among the first major steps taken by new artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, who took up the reins from David Lan in January.

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An advert for the job, which will be an 18-month fixed term contract, said the creative associate would work closely with Kwei-Armah to “generate and debate artistic ideas”.

The associate will also provide dramaturgical support and help develop new work and establish international relationships.

Kwei-Armah said: “I’m looking for a conversation starter. Someone who believes in their soul that art and discourse has the power to change the status quo.”

The Young Vic said it was actively encouraging applications from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled.

In the case of disabled applicants, all those who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.

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