Placements

We offer three placements a year in the Gecko office for students and young adults who have recently completed compulsory education. These are by application only, and will give successful applicants the opportunity to spend a week working in the busy Gecko office.

If you’re interested in learning about the business behind the performances and wish to apply for a placement, please send your CV and a short covering letter to manwah@geckotheatre.com outlining why you wish to join the Gecko office and what you would like to learn from your time with the company.

Please clearly state which of the dates below you would like to apply for and attach a completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form which can be found here.

Dates for 2018/19

Monday 22 – Friday 26 October 2018 – the deadline for applications has now passed.

Monday 18 February- Friday 22 February 2019 – the deadline for applications is Monday 7 January.

Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May 2019 – the deadline for applications is Monday 8 April.

We will contact all applicants 5 – 6 weeks before the placement start date. These placements are suitable for people looking to pursue a career in the creative industries.

Please note this is an administrative placement which will give an insight into the business of running a theatre company. Participants will be based in our Ipswich office.

Gecko is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from under-represented sections of the community.  We will reserve one placement a year for a BAME applicant who meets the criteria.

I’ve had a wonderful time in the Gecko Office and the placement came at a pivotal time in my career.
I was made to feel welcome and involved... I was genuinely contributing to the work of the office and so went home each evening feeling satisfied and accomplished.
I loved my time with Gecko and cannot thank the wonderful team enough for their patience, support and friendly, relaxed, tea-filled office!