Aberdeen Performing Arts: Senior Youth Theatre Group Facilitator

Pay: £112.50 per week
Closing date: Fri 21 Jul 2023: 5pm

Aberdeen Performing Arts are seeking an experienced freelance youth theatre facilitator to join their team and deliver our participatory drama programme for young people in their Senior Youth Theatre group (S5 – S6)

This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about using theatre to help young people build confidence, creativity and teamworking skills. The Youth Theatre Facilitator will be responsible for the planning and delivery of one workshop per week and for facilitating and supporting workshops by visiting professional artists.

You will have a proven record in delivering and directing quality youth theatre workshops and productions. You will have a passion for the arts and an understanding of how participation can be an enriching and life changing experience for young people. You will be committed to and have a strong understanding of the importance of ensuring the arts are accessible to all. A keenness to continuously update your learning and professional development when opportunities arise is key to the role, as is a confident and enthusiastic outlook and willingness to be part of a hard-working team.

They are looking for a person who values the opportunity to enthuse young people to participate in the arts and who understands the importance of allowing young people to develop their ideas and take the lead in designing the content and output of the workshops wherever possible.

You will have relevant experience in delivering creative, accessible and contemporary drama workshops for diverse groups of young people with a focus on co-creating with participants, a willingness to support young people’s wellbeing, build rapport and respond to their needs, a willingness to collaborate with other creative professionals, a dynamic approach to working with young people, a commitment to and a champion of equality and inclusion, excellent team working skills, excellent organisational and planning skills and pass a satisfactory PVG check.

The Youth Theatre Facilitator fee is £112.50 per week, to be paid on submission of an invoice at the end of each term. The fee is inclusive of planning, delivery and travel.

Additional hours worked during Light The Blue festival will be remunerated at £45/hour for up to three hours, £150/half day (three – four hours) and £200/full day (up to eight hours). Extra hours to be worked will be agreed with the Producer-Participation and the Producer of Light The Blue.

There are three terms in each year with Senior Youth Theatre Workshops taking place in their venues on a Tuesday evening from 7pm – 9pm.

For more information, and to apply online with your cover letter and CV, visit https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/work-with-us/

For further information, please contact faye.barron@aberdeenperformingarts.com (Faye Barron), call 01224 337666 or visit https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/work-with-us/opportunities/

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Closing date: Fri 21 Jul 2023: 5pm