Are you interested in working on one of the Westend’s most iconic musicals?

MJ The Musical is looking for a UK Associate Director

Preferred Requirements:

Experience as Resident/Associate Director on a large-scale West End musical or equivalent.

Reporting Structure:

The UK Associate Director will report to the Director/Choreographer, Worldwide Associate Director in addition to the Executive Producer and General Managers. Strong collaboration and partnership will be required with the Company Manager, Stage Manager and other UK Associates.

Personal Attributes:

High level of self-awareness, empathy, integrity and confidentiality, detail orientated, excellent communication and organisational skills, ability to work as part of a team as well as individually, a flexible approach to working unsociable hours, a positive attitude and a sense of humour.


Responsibilities for the UK Associate Director for the Production will include but will not be limited to:

▪️Providing full-time services as required, including attending auditions, final audition days and the recast rehearsal period;

▪️ Rehearsing the understudies and standbys up to the stage of the first cover run;

▪️ Rehearsing, and noting, the child performers in the Production;

▪️ Taking extra company rehearsals to maintain the artistic integrity of the Production;

▪️ Attending a minimum of five performances per week and providing ongoing supervision of the Production;

▪️ Watching and noting performances as required by the Producer;

▪️ Watching and noting any performances when understudies are on for the first time in each role;

▪️ Attending meetings with the Producer, General Managers, Production Manager and members of the creative team as required;

▪️ Assisting with directorial-related issues in connection with special events relating to the Production including, without limitation, for marketing, sales and press presentations;

▪️Representing the Director/Choreographer and Worldwide Associate Director as required; and any other duties as may be reasonably required in the course of your duties or as instructed by the Producer, General Managers, Director or Worldwide Associate Director from time to time.


In line with industry standard.

Probationary Period:

12 weeks


Fixed Term; performances are 6 days per week, evening and weekend work will be required

Start date:



Prince Edward Theatre, London

In order to protect the health of everybody working on production, and to help avoid unnecessary self-isolation or show closures with consequential loss of salary for all, they are only able to consider, for any position, candidates who have already received three covid vaccinations or who intend to accept vaccination in a timely fashion as offered by the NHS. The only exceptions that can be made to this are for those who are exempt. You may be asked about this at or prior to the interview and to provide evidence of your vaccination.

To apply, please send your CV with a short cover letter to with your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note all applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are committed to a workplace culture that embraces equality, diversity, and inclusion across all departments.

Please send your application by no later than 5pm on Friday 23rd December 2022.


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