Behind The Scenes Initiative

About the programme

ZooNation’s Behind The Scenes Initiative is a paid placement opportunity aiming to support Black talent in creative and backstage theatre roles, who are currently underrepresented in the sector.

The initiative aims to diversify and support people from Black and global majority backgrounds in a number of roles including stage management, theatre technicians, lighting design, sound design, stage design, costume design, music composition, theatre and event production, and company management.

To make this experience as valuable and authentic as possible, ZooNation run the scheme alongside our current production schedules. We aim to support at least one trainee per ZooNation production across a variety of production departments, with a focus on a different department each time.

How to apply

To be eligible to apply for this placement, you must be*:
– Aged 18 – 25
– Have some experience or transferrable skills in the relevant scheme being offered. This includes amateur or school projects, but no formal qualification in this area (a degree course)
– Be from the Global Majority. In reference to our Black Lives Matter Pledge, we particularly encourage applications from those of African or Caribbean heritage.

*The next BTSI applications will be announced alongside our next production announcement. Be the first to know by joining our mailing list or following us on social media.