Backstage Academy

The Company

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right at the heart of Production Park, Europe’s leading Live Industry destination. We provide the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities.

As a privately funded organisation, we bridge the gap between industry and education, working closely with leading professionals to respond quickly to current skills shortages and write training programmes in line with specific demands. We provide relevant, up-to-date training so that students get a real taste for what life is like in the backstage entertainment industry, with a focus on employability.

At Backstage Academy, you don’t just learn it. You live it.

The Role

The role of the Commercial Training Development Manager is to support Backstage Academy in the development, management and administration of our short courses and bespoke training programmes. The post holder will draw appropriate support from the Backstage Academy Team in support of a diverse portfolio commercial and executive business-facing activities.

The post provides a strong customer-facing service to both internal and external contacts and will often be the first point of contact for senior managers and external business contacts. We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to be part of our team and be instrumental in our ambitious plans for future growth as an institution. We ensure the success of our courses through constant meaningful collaboration with the wider creative industries, on Production Park - #WhereLiveIndustryLives


  • Position – Full-Time 40-hour week 8:30am to 17:30pm
  • Salary – Dependent on experience.
  • Location – South Kirkby, Wakefield


  • 22 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Employee Lunches Provided
  • Regular Social Events
  • Monthly Employee Reward Scheme
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking
  • Staff Development and Training Opportunities

You can find more information on the role, here.

To apply please send your CV to by 12PM on the 16th December 2019.

Interviews will be arranged for early January 2020.