Illuminate: Early Career Freelance Drama Workshop Assistant

Pay: £20 p/hr
Closing date: Sat 24 Feb 2024: 4pm

Illuminate are an arts & heritage education company best known for the Junior Tour Guide programme for Historic Environment Scotland. They are looking for an early career freelancer to assist on their projects.

This role would initially support a Primary School performance project in Leith Primary School for a half day a week in April – June 2024 and then assist on other projects throughout the year as they arise around Edinburgh, Lothians and the Falkirk area.

This is not a full-time role and is for a freelancer with other projects of their own as it offers the opportunity to work flexibly. You would be working alongside an existing experienced member of the Illuminate team who will be happy to mentor and support an early career professional. In the longer term there are opportunities to progress and become one of their drama lead educators.

They are looking for someone able to:
– Support/assist at workshops and rehearsals including running small group rehearsals
– Assist with stage management and production
– Be a part of our creative and friendly team

– A qualification in or working towards a qualification in drama education and/or some experience of working in drama education
– A commitment to inclusion and creatively and resiliently accommodating different learning and behaviour needs
– The role includes carrying equipment, costumes etc around schools, can involve working indoors and outdoors in historic buildings and a good level of physical activity
– Some flexibility in schedule
– Excellent personal organisational skills
– PVG Membership or up-to-date Disclosure Scotland
– Own public liability insurance required if successful
– Ability to drive and access to car and/or access to good public transport links and able to travel. Our current projects are predominantly around Edinburgh & Lothians and Falkirk.

– Experience in heritage education
– Experience working with song/music/dance
– Experience in site specific work and/or schools tour

What can they offer?
– £20 per hour (does not include transport time) plus travel
– Training in Illuminate workshops, project/production management, working alongside an experienced drama educator
– A supportive and friendly team of other freelancers around the country
– Ability to work flexibly around other commitments as long as you can offer some flexibility in booking training days/sessions
– Risk assessments for the work

What next?
Send a CV and cover email by Fri 23 February 2024 detailing what you can bring to the role to
They will be inviting a selected few candidates to come for interview and conversation in Edinburgh on w/c 11 March 2024

For further information, please contact, call 07557 043308 or visit

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Closing date: Sat 24 Feb 2024: 4pm