Freelance Audience Connector x2

Freelance - 25 days work

Closing date 24 Sep

Fee £4,000 at £160 per day

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*The application deadline has been extended to 24 September*

The Brief

We are looking for two Audience Connectors to work on audience development for LIFT 2024, focusing on engaging specific communities who don’t often feel welcome at the theatre or represented in the arts. We’re looking for someone with lived experience and strong community connections.

  • One Audience Connector will engage Latinx communities across London to attend Latinx productions and participate in community projects programmed for LIFT 2024.
  • One will work to engage with people on low income living within the EC postcode. This work is linked to LIFT’s 2-year placemaking programme with the City of London Corporation. ‘LIFT the City’ will include productions that will take place in the public realm and indoor venues during our 2024 festival.


Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, both in person and via email. This person needs to have contacts and networks within the target community, as well as being confident to branch out and develop new relationships. We need an innovative thinker, a collaborator and someone who is passionate about LIFT’s goal of diversifying audiences.

This work will contribute to ongoing learning at LIFT around audience development. It’s important that the person who takes on this work is organised, able to keep detailed records and can contribute to the design and delivery of the evaluation process as well as the delivery. Experience of evaluation and analysis, and working with and motivating groups and individuals will be beneficial, but is not a requirement.

We are looking for someone who is based in and familiar with London. LIFT is a London-based organisation and we unfortunately do not have the budget to bring the Audience Connector and audiences into London for the show. We’re also interested in building long-term relationships and therefore would like to connect with people and organisations local to us through this project.

Although it is not a requirement to apply for the role, for the Audience Connector working with Latinx communities, it would be beneficial to be able to communicate in either Portuguese or Spanish.

To find out more about the role, please download the job pack.



£4,000 – 25 days of work at £160 per day, between October 2023 and 31 July 2024.

The distribution of days and how that time is managed will be worked out with the Audience Connector according to their availability, the key dates above, and the time needed to effectively complete each of the three work phases.


If you are interested in this role, please use the online application form to apply. You will need to upload your CV & cover letter, or a CV & video as part of the online application.

All applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 24 September. Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Zoom interview during the week starting Monday 2 October. We can provide a BSL interpreter if required.

If you would like further information, support with access requirements or an informal chat about the post please contact us by email at

LIFT is committed to being an actively anti-racist and truly inclusive organisation. We welcome people of all identities regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or religion. We will support applicants with any access requirements or reasonable adjustments needed during the application process and delivery of the work. We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including working class people, disabled people, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to receiving your application!