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Come and join the team and be part of several bold new productions and community focused outreach.

Development Producer


Responsible to: The Development Producer will work as an essential part of Seemia Theatre’s organisation and future and will be responsible to the company’s Artistic Director (Sara Amini) and Producer (Robin Paley Yorke)


Salary: £2000 fixed fee (equivalent of £200 per day for 10 days between Feb -March 2024).


ABOUT Your Role

This role comes at a pivotal time for Seemia Theatre, to work on project development and delivery, with a focus on establishing and building partnership connections, fundraising, and feeding into longer term planning for the company. 


There is the potential for re-employment on a project basis dependent on future funding and future fundraising. We are interested in developing this role into a longer-term position and would like to work with a producer who has the interest and capacity to do this. 


The role has a specific emphasis on:

  • Supporting the creative outreach for Seemia Theatre projects

  • Lead on fundraising and partnership development for existing and new projects

  • Collaborate with the team on creative projects for touring, nationally and internationally



  • Liaise with the artistic team to develop new fundraising avenues for current and future projects

  • Research into new avenues for fundraising support (core and project, specifically as a Community Interest Company)

  • Write and feed into fundraising bids.


Project Development

  • Connecting with existing and potential new commissioning /co-producing partners including presenters, programmers, and funders to discuss support and delivery of projects. 

  • Research relevant national & international venues & festivals with contact details & programming cycles for potential future performances

  • Feed into and help develop ideas for outreach projects. 




Essential Skills / Experience:

  • Experience of producing within arts (5 years).

  • Strong fundraising skills- knowledge of funding sector, fundraising research, and grant writing experience.

  • Negotiation and networking with potential and current partners (eg presenting venues, artistic collaborators, funding organisations)

  • A positive and friendly communicator with the ability to approach and respond to a diverse range of people.

  • Commitment to producing work of excellence.

  • A high standard of organisation and efficiency.


Desirable skills / experience:

  • Interest in/ knowledge of the work of Seemia Theatre

  • A knowledge of and keen interest in political and devised theatre

  • Good connections with other arts organisations, practitioners, venues, and resources



ABOUT Seemia

  • Established in 2012 by Iranian artists Sara Amini and Maryam Davari

  • Became an Ensemble of artists from Iran, Argentina and UK in 2015

  • Devised and Toured their award-winning production, ‘EVROS’ across the UK and Kampala International Theatre Festival.

  • Devised and presented WIP presentations of their third production, ‘MARCUS’, which has had its premiere postponed since lockdown in 2020.

  • Seemia Theatre were a Barbican Open Lab 2022 company where they began developing their new production, ‘EVERYTHING THAT’S THE CASE’, supported by Barbican Centre, Norwich Theatre and Arcola Theatre, with mentoring from Katie Mitchell. 

  • In 2023 Seemia Theatre became incorporated as a CIC to build on their outreach and community focussed work alongside their theatre productions. 

  • Seemia Theatre has a successful history with ACE GftA / Project Grants, with 4 under the belt so far to support a variety of R&D, Outreach and Touring. We plan to turn this into two per year. 

  • Still to be publicly announced, Seemia Theatre will be an Associate Company at a regional house in the South of England this 2024, with two other solo-shows also in development with Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Depot.




To apply, please send an email to with either a few paragraphs or short video sharing your interest in the role:

  • A short history of your experience

  • What interests you about Seemia and its future

  • What specifically you can bring to the role of Development Producer

  • If you would like, please attach a CV / links to website or an online portfolio of your work


Application closes 5th February with interviews via Zoom taking place the following weeks, with the work beginning in February 2024.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with 

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