The Backstage Innovation Centre Project is a partnership between Backstage Academy and
Wakefield Council that will see the creation of a specialist knowledge and innovation centre
focusing on research and development for the live events industry and its supply chain.
The £7m+ project is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will be
located on campus at Production Park in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire. The new centre will become a
catalyst for change; not just for the global live event’s industry, but also in providing support and
regeneration opportunities for SMEs and startups within the local region.
The new building will open its doors in 2021 and will provide a blank canvas for individuals and
companies to bring new novel ideas and undertake a creative development cycle to bring them to
We are looking for dynamic individuals to be part of this new team.
The Digital Content Designer & Lecturer will take the lead on all visual design & content support
development for research projects, and interactive & immersive technologies research within the
Backstage Innovation Centre and share their knowledge as a lecturer for Backstage Academy
50% of this post will be as a lecturer in Backstage Academy, and 50% of this post will directly
contribute to the development and delivery of the Backstage Innovation Centre Project, part-funded by
the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). In this role you will be directly reporting to both
the Development Director and the Academic Director.
This role is effective immediately and will be based at Production Park, headquartered in the
Backstage Innovation Centre from Q4 2021. It comes with an industry competitive package and
the opportunity to be part of writing the next chapter in entertainment technology
How to Apply: Please submit a CV & cover letter to HR@backstage-academy.co.uk.
Closing Date for Applications: 12pm on Friday 12th June 2020
For more information about the Backstage Innovation Centre Project, click the link below.