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Zoo Co are seeking an Assistant Video Designer / Creative Captioner for our show Night Shift, taking place at Stanley Arts as part of ‘This is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023’. We’re looking for someone who is keen to learn and grow in their practice, so even if you don’t have all of the desirable skills listed below, we’d still love to hear from you! For example, if your video experience hasn’t previously included creative captioning, we would love to share our knowledge of the skillset and help broaden your video practice.

About us:

Zoo Co is a multi-award winning theatre company, established in 2013, and based in Croydon. We think that theatre is better when everyone is invited, and loudly and proudly champion creative access in all that we do. Our work is highly visual, energised, ensemble-based and socially engaged. We want to tell stories that matter, with and for the people they matter to.


About Night Shift:

Night Shift is a new play that we have commissioned from award-winning playwright Paula B Stanic. It follows the unexpectedly interwoven lives of eight strangers across one night in Croydon. They have one thing in common: they work at night. As the characters become bound together by a shocking event, the play asks difficult questions about our reliance on night workers, and shines a light on this often overlooked, hidden world. Performed with Zoo Co’s signature combination of multi-role performances, integrated BSL, creative captioning, projection, sound and movement, Night Shift is one of our biggest shows yet.

Job responsibilities:
  • Attend 3 days of rehearsals alongside the video designer to prepare content.

  • Work alongside our Video Designer and Production Manager to create the video design and creative captions for the production.

  •  Help to rig, focus, and map projectors during fit up.

  • Assist the Video Designer in creating video and creative caption content, programming QLab files during technical rehearsals and notes sessions.

  • Attend and note preview performances.


Essential Skills:
  • Experience working in video design for theatre • QLab skills

  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills

  • Experience of working collaboratively

Desirable skills:
  •  After Effects skills

  • Photoshop skills

  • Understanding of creative captioning

  • Experience integrating video and lighting

  • Access awareness training/previous experience working with deaf/disabled artists

Key show dates:
  • Rehearsals begin (3 days attendance required): 23rd October

  • Get in begins: 5th November

  • Tech begins: 9th November

  • First performance: 16th November

  • Press Night: 18th November


​£1600.00 for 2 weeks of get in / tech + 3 days of rehearsal (14 days in total)

To apply:

Please email, attaching a CV (max 2 pages) and a short statement (max 1 page A4 or a 2 minute video/audio recording) explaining your relevant experience and why you think you’d be a good fit by 10am on 6th October. 

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