Networking is Key
This area of work can be quite competitive when securing a role.
Networking is a key factor in getting work, many jobs are filled through contacts made while working, so keep a list of contacts you make in the field and stay in touch on a regular basis.
All theatre experience is useful and you can learn more about the organisational structure by working with the front-of-house team, perhaps as a steward or box-office clerk.
Consider other roles in the wardrobe department, with the stage crew, or in the lighting or sound departments to get experience.
Has responsibility for the overall practical and creative interpretation of a dramatic script or musical score.
Most directors are usually employed on a freelance or fixed-term contract basis.
They can be employed as artistic or resident directors in repertory companies.
Coordinates all aspects of a theatre company to ensure the successful delivery of the performance.
They manage rehearsals, actors, technicians, props and costume fittings, and liaise with front of house staff and the director.
They are employed by a range of employers from small touring companies to medium-sized repertory companies and large-scale commercial theatres, such as those in London's West End.