ENDED: Job Opportunity: Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner


Strike A Light is seeking an experienced Lead Youth Theatre practitioner for their young people’s engagement offer in Gloucester. We are looking for practitioners with a real commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

From May 2019, the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner will deliver on Wednesday evenings, during term-time, for two groups of young people. We want the young people we engage with to be the driving force behind the development of their Youth Theatre, and wish for the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner to be part of shaping this inclusive offer.

Delivery happens on a Wednesday evenings (during term-time), 6.00-7.30pm & 7.30-9.00pm

We are also currently recruiting a Youth Arts Producer and would be very keen to hear from candidates who would be interesting in taking on a 3 day per week post combining the Youth Arts Producer role and Youth Theatre delivery. If you would like to apply for both roles, please complete the full application form for the Youth Arts Producer and include that you would like to be considered for youth theatre delivery in it.

To download the job description please click here

To download an equal opportunities monitoring form please click here

This is a freelance post at the following remuneration: £145 fixed fee per evening of delivery – this fixed fee is inclusive of planning time, meetings and travel expenses.

If you feel you meet the requirements from the job description, and would like to have an informal chat regarding the role we would love to hear from you, please email christina@strikealightfestival.org.uk

How to apply
Please send a CV, along with an Expression of Interest (maximum 2 sides of A4) to include the following information:
1. What involvement do you currently have with the creative sector, through education, clubs or voluntary activities
2. What excites you about your work?
3. Why do you think you are the person we are looking for to undertake this role?
4. What do you envisage to be the challenges of doing this work?

Please send your CV, Expression of Interest and Equal Opps monitoring form by email to: christina@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 23 April 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews: Successful applicants will be invited to an interview on Wed 1 May 2019 and for a paid trial delivery session on Wed 1 May or Wed 8 May 2019.

The successful person will be responsible for their own tax and National Insurance contributions and hold their own public liability insurance.

Previous applicants need not apply.

About us

Our vision is that Gloucester is a city of vibrant culture for all and we see arts and participation as key to this. We are a fast growing charity and Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation, responding to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We programme nationally renowned contemporary performance, offer youth residencies and weekly classes and support artists to produce new work.

We are committed to creating a team which is representative of the diverse communities we work with and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences, to help shape what we do and how we work. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact us.