New Work Literary Associate

Talawa are looking for a New Work Literary Associate to join their New Work Department team.

The New Work Literary Associate will be responsible for supporting the development of the theatre makers Talawa works with as well as finding and nurturing new and emerging writers. This could include artists who use other forms to make theatre. The New Work Literary Associate is jointly responsible with New Work Coordinator, for delivering on various projects that support writers that Talawa’s engages. Evaluation is a core part of the role as you will need to analyse and report on the activities and integrate learning as a priority.

Our artist development work has led to the productions and tours of ‘Girls’ by Theresa Ikoko, ‘Half Breed’ by Tash Marshall, ‘Superhoe’ by Nicôle Lecky and ‘Typical’ by Ryan Calais Cameron writers who came through our Script Reading Service, Talawa Firsts and Talawa Writer’s Programme. We also have a wider impact on the industry by developing artists who go on to produce their work across the UK and we have become a crucial talent finding resource for the industry.

To find out more about the role and apply please read our full job description here.

Apply by 25th November via our online application form.


Please also complete an Equal Opportunities form here.

Interview: Wednesday 7 December all day or Friday 9 December morning
Start date: Ideally January 2023

Talawa is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to working towards a more diverse theatre and cultural industry. Please let us know if you require the Job Pack in a different format by calling us on 020 7251 6644 or by email to