Now Hiring:

We ask applicants to produce the following:

  • A CV detailing your relevant experience for the role.
  • A portfolio of relevant creative work (if this is available online please include the link in your cover letter).
  • A 1 page Cover Letter introducing yourself. (If you would prefer, you can record a short video introducing yourself to us. This should be no more than 3mins. Don’t forget to add the original video file, or link to an online hosting site (eg Vimeo) where we can find the video, within your email before you send it.)
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. (attached)

Please send your application to: jobs@theplacebedford.org.uk with ‘Game Play Festival Designer’ in the subject line.

If you have any further questions about the process, or clarification about the role you can email: gameplay@theplacebedford.org.uk before Wednesday 21st December. We will be unable to offer any further guidance after that time due to Christmas Holiday & Projects.

We have tried to make the application process as simple and flexible as possible to encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

We want the theatre & cultural industry to reflect the diversity of our area, and the wider  UK. We are very keen to receive applications for these roles from the widest of backgrounds,  and especially welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or other non-white backgrounds, or those traditionally under represented in the cultural industries.

We work to the social model of disability which says that society disables people through its poor and unequal services, through systemic barriers and prejudices, and through the attitudinal, physical, psychological, sensory and neurotypical obstacles in all areas of life. 

The umbrella of disability generally includes a very wide range of conditions, sometimes referred to as impairments, as long term health problems, mental health, chronic health conditions, neurodivergence, sensory conditions including being a blind or visually impaired person or a d/Deaf or hearing impaired person, and learning disabled people. Our current overview includes anyone who may be either discriminated against or excluded on the basis of such a condition. 

We understand that the term disability has traditionally been regarded as a negative term because it has been medically and economically loaded with descriptions around deficit. We challenge those narratives and reclaim the term disabled as a political act to describe the inequality we experience. The deficits lie in society and the way it is organised.