Gap Year 18+

£1,800 including accommodation and food plus loads of learning and fun.

All these places are heavily subsidized, and we only asked you to make a fixed contribution of £1,800 towards the cost of tour time with the company.

Commitment 9-10 months

Graduates

£750

We realise that after graduation from university or drama school you have had an expensive time. That is why we have a bursary scheme which means that you should only have to pay the small amount of £750

Commitment 6-10 months

Additional information about a year with Oddments

We aim to give you loads of experience of being involved in a theatre company. As well as performing in touring productions, church events, schools shows and prison performances, you will gain insight into back stage management plus helping in the office. About 50% of your time is behind the scenes and you will be given training and support from the management and learn how to manage your events. There can also be opportunities to make props, design and writing of promotional material.

Working hours and holiday: On average we work 40 hours per week. If, for example on tour, we need to work more than this you will gain the hours back as flexi-time. There is also 30 days holiday a year. Holiday is taken team and there is usually 10 days+ at Christmas and a week near/at Easter and the rest spread out over the year. There is some flexibility in the calendar if you want days for special events/auditions/interviews.

Supporting You

We believe the most valuable asset we have is the people in the company and physical and mental wellbeing is key to a successful team. Each person is given a mentor to support them both in developing their walk with God and to use as a sounding board.

Standard and Conduct

To ensure good standards and procedures within the company, a comprehensive team manual is given to everyone who joins the team. This sets out the standard of expected behaviour and policies that help team members if things are not working out as planned. It is a two-way document to both protect the company and ensure that you are treated fairly and with respect.

2nd Year - No fee and you receive an allowance

At the end of each year, a good cast wants to stay longer. We can offer some places for team members to extend their time with us. These are the people who we consider having integrated well into the organisation and feel they have caught the vision of what God is doing in Oddments. You will pay no fees will be provided with food and an allowance towards day to day living expenses.

International Application

Over the years a good number of people from other countries have joined our team - click here for full details.

Employment

Depending on the needs of the company, we do occasionally have employment opportunities- These posts are advertised internally in the first instance to give the people who have served on the gap year/graduates programme first opportunity. If we cannot find the right candidate within the organise we advertise nationally.