Project Lead

  • Freelance contract
  • Scotland
  • 04/03/2024
  • Freelance contract
  • Scotland
  • 04/03/2024

Website BOPTheatre National Theatre of Scotland, Solar Bear, Birds of Paradise, and Sign Arts

Creative Licht is launching a new programme of work in summer 2024!

Creative Licht is seeking a Project Lead to support the partners in the delivery of the next stage of this research and development project looking at Sign Language Interpretation in live performance.

Between 2017 and 2019, The National Theatre of ScotlandSolar BearBirds of Paradise, and Sign Arts (Catherine King and Yvonne Strain) designed and delivered Creative Licht, a two-year programme to:

  • Develop a cohort of hearing Sign Language Interpreters with increased skills, knowledge and confidence to artistically embed interpretation into live performance;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the need for artistic embedding of Sign Language in performance and across the theatre and dance sectors (among artistic directors, directors, choreographers, actors/dancers, designers etc);
  • To ensure that audiences in Scotland have a better experience attending BSL-interpreted performances, and to create a quality experience for hearing and BSL-using audiences.

Recruitment is now OPEN for the freelance Project Lead role for the next stage of the project. You are welcome to submit your application in English or BSL.

Role Summary

In spring 2023, the Creative Licht partners came together to reflect on the learning and impact of the project and we are delighted that through support from Creative Scotland we are able to undertake the next phase of Creative Licht. The next iteration of the project will roll out across two phases and we are looking for a Project Lead to work with the partners to deliver:

Phase One – Design Period (February – May 2024)

  • A series of meetings to design and approve workshop content, leaders and partners for Phase Two and Three, and appointment of a researcher.

Phase Two – Delivery and Reporting of Initial Programme (June –  December  2024)

Three day-long sessions for interpreters, BSL consultants, deaf performers and industry professionals, each focused on one of our three priorities:

  • Performance interpreting as creative practice;
  • The role of BSL consultants and how they work in collaboration with performance interpreters;
  • How rehearsal room interpreters, performance interpreters and BSL-using cast members work together during a production.

Recruitment Timeline

  • Friday 26th January: Applications open. All applications will be acknowledged. If you have not had confirmation of receipt of your application within 3 working days, please get in touch.
  • Monday 4th March NOON: Application deadline.
  • Wednesday 13th March: Shortlisted candidates invited for interview.
  • Wedneday 20th March: Interviews in central Glasgow.

Job Descriptions and Further Information

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How to Apply

  • Apply by email to Please provide
    • A cover letter outlining your fit for the role. Refer to the description of the project, the roles and responsibilities and the skills required.
    • A CV.
  • Applications can be in written, audio or filmed format.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

For further information about the project and this role, please visit the Creative Licht website or contact Mairi Taylor on

Creative Licht is a project that brings together BSL/English Interpreters working in Scotland with those working in the creative industries, with the ambition of up-skilling all those who take part to develop and improve approaches to interpreted performance.

The project is a partnership between Solar Bear, National Theatre of ScotlandBirds of Paradise and SignArts, funded by Creative Scotland.

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