Trainee Producer – live / digital

Outline of role:

 TEC are seeking an enthusiastic, creative- and research- friendly graduate, inspired by real life, real experiences, and real people, to join our team as a live / digital producer to help us engage the public with new ideas and stories.

This is a unique opportunity to be hands on in the live / digital arts & communities sector. You will need to talk to people and enjoy hearing their stories. You’ll have some specialist skills from your degree, and evidence that you have actively made

By the end of the placement, you’ll have developed your producing skills, to think about how stories work contextually alongside the wider world we live in, how to recognise points of interest, how to research creatively, investigatively, and thoroughly, and the development and application of this alongside and as part of a creative team and communities to produce and deliver projects and events. You will receive mentoring and guidance in budgets, production / events management, relationship building and working with professional partners, and community practice.

Depending on your experience & interest, you will focus on a mainly live or mainly digital track, but work across projects to develop your skills in different settings.

You will have the opportunity to develop & deliver your own live / digital project or event through this process and as part of the team.

The successful candidate will be based at our main office at The Continental in Preston, but work mainly in the wider community, and will work as a crucial part of the wider team across projects.

This placement will extend your knowledge, networks and awareness of working in live & digital arts and community settings, connecting and engaging people with new ideas.

Internship 6 months.

Applicants must be aged 18-24, on a DWP benefit and a resident of Lancashire.

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Send a CV’s and covering letter  by the 20th September. to



Current Vacancies/Performance Opportunities 

Platform for artists, theatre makers & performers.








They Eat Culture presents Scratch Preston, an informal showcase of new performance projects and ideas. Each night features a range of live performance; Theatre, dance, Comedy, Spoken Word and the unexpected. After the scratches the audience will have the chance to give feedback allowing the artists to respond and develop their idea.

All of the acts take place in the Event Space at The Continental so you can enjoy the evening in the comfort of your local pub.

Each scratch should be no longer than 10 minutes, we will programme 4/5 scratches per evening. After the performances there will be the opportunity for audience members and artists to share feedback, allowing response and development conversations.

If you are interested in platforming your work please get in touch with Charlotte Berry –



Technical Lead

To lead and contribute towards a variety of different projects across the range of work offered by They Eat Culture. Primary responsibility will be to lead on the technical aspects of our portfolio of
site based projects, including a series of participatory performances, workshops,  site specific events, installations and performances. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience in technical production management of live events, ideally theatre/site specific and touring productions . They will have the ability to self-organise and be a confident communicator and will hold a full driver’s licence.

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Other Opportunities


TEC is committed to developing partnerships with communities and other creative practitioners to co-programme / co-commission projects to help promote equality, valuing diversity, understanding social inclusion & developing further understanding of what it means to be an active citizen, what the barriers to engaging in cultural activity as audience or maker are, and how this can produce quality art of a significant standard.

If you have an interesting proposal or would be interested in starting a dialogue with us we would love to speak to you.


Creative Workshop Leaders & Assistants

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team looking for a range of individuals who can deliver exciting and stimulating workshops in the arts. We run ongoing programmes and look to bring together a dynamic series of supplementary workshops, including family friendly and teen workshops alongside creative workshops for adults.


Volunteering & Internships

Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do at They Eat Culture and we appreciate and value the help that volunteers give us. Because volunteers want to help us, we want the volunteering process to help them in their career or personal objectives, and to reflect their interests.
We can offer volunteer roles across our work, but primarily in specific projects (such as the Writing or Family project strands), events coordination, programming, technical events work, and marketing/press. Within these broad areas we can arrange a whole range of volunteering experience from entry level to project management level. We aim to help develop our volunteers’ experience with their work and personal goals in mind and so we will ensure that the volunteering process is managed from entry to exit. The volunteering you will undertake with us is determined by how much time you can commit to, the type of volunteering you want to do, and the skills we need.
Volunteers can undertake work on an ongoing basis or on a project or time specific basis. Volunteers may come to us because they are interested in the organisation and would like to work alongside us to develop their skills. TEC may go on recruitment drives to find volunteers who are interested in specific skill sets or areas of work.


Photographers and Videographers

Are you an aspiring up and coming photographer or videographer? Are you interested in building up a portfolio in Arts, live events, documentary or social sector?

We would like to invite photographers; recent graduates and those in the early stages of their creative career to work alongside our team at TEC to document events in a stimulating environment that covers a wide range of edgy and inspiring projects.

If you are interested in any of these areas please email