Artistic Assistant Placements: Birmingham Hippodrome Celebrates a Diverse Workforce with New Roles

Applications for Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Assistant Placements are now open. 

The roles have been created in response to underrepresentation within the arts and culture workforce and form part of the theatre’s plans to become a more ‘equitable organisation.’

There are three opportunities for prospective candidates and the placement is offered across a 15-week (3 month) period: Friday 8 January 2021 to Friday 23 April 2021.

With the support of Birmingham City Council’s Cultural Diversity Fund, Hippodrome are offering a unique opportunity to be mentored by experts, gain invaluable experience and work as part of their Festivals, Learning and Programming teams throughout the work placement programme.

Birmingham Hippodrome is a cultural hub that gives everyone the opportunity to experience unforgettable projects, performances, arts and culture. They want candidates to be part of the team — applying their own creativity and skills, while developing the knowledge and experience needed in the arts and culture industries.

There are three placements available, each with a different focus area including:
– Festivals
– Learning & Participation
– Programming & Producing teams.

Successful candidates will learn together and enjoy a bespoke development programme as well as individual mentoring by a leadership team member. Hippodrome will also look to their mentees to share their knowledge and ideas to impact on the work they do.

For detailed information about the Placement and how to apply, click here.

If you want to gain a unique insight into the arts and culture sector, as well as gain invaluable skills, please email: for an information pack.

Deadline for applications: 12pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020.


Birmingham Hippodrome have historically played host to many of the UK’s most diverse talent.

In February 2020, BritAsia TV proudly presented a nostalgic evening ‘Live in Effect’ with the living legend of Panjabi folk Surinder Shinda.

Performing alongside the Tru-Skool live band, Surinder Shinda showcased his greatest hits including Puth Jattan De, Jeona Maurh, Sassi and the UK smash-hit Mirza
part 2 – as heard in their original form alongside a collection of his biggest UK produced records.

Tony Shergill, CEO of BritAsia TV said of the event at the time: “We are proud to be working with the iconic Birmingham Hippodrome for this event. Following the success of our previous award shows in London, it was important to bring a BritAsia TV event back to Birmingham.”

“It is great to be able to celebrate a living legend of Panjabi folk music, at an equally iconic venue. Many artists have grown up listening to Surinder Shinda, and so it is very exciting to commemorate all that he has done for the Panjabi music industry.”


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