B63844R - Innovation Associate (KTP Associate)

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Arts & Cultures

Based at Northern Stage in Newcastle you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop and embed a new process methodology to facilitate the incorporation of digital technologies into the design, production and post-production activities associated with theatrical productions leading to increased audience engagement with the creative processes and products of the theatre. Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Interaction Design, Media Art or Digital Humanities with experience of using standard computing application, popular digital devices and social media are preferred. Suitable candidates with a Master’s Degree will be considered.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, communication and team working skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Personal motivation, drive, good planning, organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.


  • The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree.
  • Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration).
  • £3,000 individual training budget.
  • The opportunity to lead a project and improve long term career prospects.

Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, and one of the top 12 producing theatres in the UK. Northern Stage’s mission is to offer audiences world-class theatrical experiences and to actively engage with audiences from deprived areas to encourage social and cultural inclusion. http://www.northernstage.co.uk.

Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 18 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Tom Schofield via e-mail: tom.schofield@ncl.ac.uk.

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit our Research and Enterprise Service web page at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/res/knowledge/ktp/index.htm.

For further details on the School of Arts and Cultures please visit our web page at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/.

For further details about Newcastle University please visit our information page at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/about.

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The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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