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Community Engagement Officer - NOW RECRUITING

The Other Room is on the lookout for a freelance Community Engagement Officer to work with us on a short-term outreach project.

Community Engagement Officer

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, live theatre remains off the menu for Cardiff. We will be using this period of quiet to reflect, connect and discover. Over the next few months, The Other Room will be on the hunt for new stories and new voices for when we can reopen our doors and make theatre once again. We recognise that we have not been doing enough to combat barriers to the arts, especially for people of colour, disabled people and people from other marginalized communities. One issue our sector faces is the lack of diverse stories told by diverse voices. As a starting point, we want to connect with those voices, and will be working with a Community Engagement Officer to help us achieve this. This outreach project is yet to be announced, but what we can say is this: The project will involve creating and delivering an inclusion strategy that will connect with people from marginalized communities and encourage them to submit a piece of creative writing to the theatre.

Find out more about this flexible paid opportunity by clicking the Job Description below.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Community Engagement Officer


We are particularly interested in applications from Black and Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates, and also welcome applications from individuals who have not previously worked within the theatre industry.

We recognise that our identity as a "pub" theatre might present a barrier to certain candidates. We can confirm that this opportunity can be delivered entirely off-sight and remotely. We can confirm that there is a route to the theatre that does not enter the bar, but at this time this model does not enable access to other on-sight facilities. We recognise this as an ongoing barrier to our work here at The Other Room and are happy to answer any questions and engage in any dialogue about how this can be addressed.


Applications should be made in the form of a cover letter and a CV emailed to George Soave (Executive Producer) at with an accompanying Equal Opportunities Form. Equal opportunities forms are available on the job advertisement page on our website.

Applications will also be accepted in the Welsh language.

The deadline for applications is midnight, on Sunday 19th July 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online ZOOM interview during the week commencing 20th July. The successful candidate will be required to attend an induction afternoon on Monday 27th July.

Accompanying Equal Opportunities Forms can be found below in PDF & Word formats.

Equal Opportunities Form (as PDF) Equal Opportunities Form (as WORD doc)

More information regarding this project to be announced later in July, SO WATCH THIS SPACE.

This project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund.