Kiln Theatre: Freelance Assistant Youth Theatre Facilitator Director

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Role Title: Freelance Assistant Youth Theatre Facilitator Director
Reporting to: Creative Engagement Manager Youth and Community
Location: Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Contract: part time freelance contract
We are looking for Assistant Youth Theatre director facilitators, for both our 7-11 and
12-15-year-old groups on Saturdays which start in late-October and take place here at
the Kiln.
We have two youth theatre groups for Young people aged 7 – 15 who will work with an
extensive creative team to develop original pieces of theatre for our Youth Theatre
Festivals in April 2020 and August 2020. It is their chance to learn new skills, build their
confidence, have fun, socialise and make theatre.
The Assistant will help to set up workshops, keep track of registers, collaborate creatively
with lead on planning and delivery, and make observations of students’ progress, as well as
supporting participants pastorally and with developing confidence, communication and
drama skills.
The role requires experience of working with young people, within a creative environment.
We would ideally like to hear from those who can commit to the duration of project up to April
Key Responsibilities and Duties
 Support the Director in the delivery of the artistic work, deputising for when
 Support the participants during workshops to be able to participate fully.
 To ensure that all administrative and evaluation procedures to monitor attendance
and progress of individuals is completed and on time.
 To communicate with the Creative Engagement department to provide regular
updates on the progress of groups and individuals.
 To be an excellent role model to all young people.
 To ensure that Kiln Theatres policies and practices are followed at all times.
 To keep abreast of local, national and international developments in youth theatre
and ensure that the theatre is at the forefront of development in such areas.
 This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check
 Comply with all statutory requirements, particularly in respect of Child Protection law,
the Equalities Act 2010, Health & Safety regulations and Kiln Theatre’s Safeguarding
 Keep abreast of current thinking and practice in theatre, creative engagement and
theatre education and help to maintain Kiln Theatre’s profile as a centre of
 Keep Kiln Theatre colleagues both in Creative Engagement department updated on
progress and highlights of the projects.
Person Specification
 A minimum of 1 years’ experience within a similar role and youth theatre context,
working with the relevant age group(s).
 Experience of working with a safeguarding policy and have completed at least
Safeguarding Level 1 training.
 Experience of working with young people who may have complex needs or
challenging behaviour.
 Experience of providing pastoral care and support.
 Some knowledge and understanding of the theatre-making process including artistic
and technical/production.
 A creative mind with the ability to generate innovative ideas for projects.
 An understanding and vision of how participatory activities can provide positive
benefits for young people with different needs and abilities.
 Versatile communication skills and ability to work with a range of people, staff and
 The ability to operate collaboratively and with diplomacy, tact and empathy with
participants, colleagues and a range of internal and external stakeholders.
 Experience of creative participatory projects in community settings
This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of the role and does not
form part of the contract of employment.
Terms and Conditions
Contract: Part time freelance, fixed term contract. Sessions take place
on Saturdays during term time and through the week during
half terms.
You will need to be available for the dates below.
7-11 year olds
Saturdays 10am-11.30am
12-15 year olds
Saturdays 12.30am-2pm
Autumn Term: Saturday 2nd November – Saturday 14th December
Half term: Monday 21st – Saturday 26th October
Spring term: Saturday 25th January – Saturday 4th April.
Half term: Monday 17th February –Saturday 22nd February (TBC)
Easter Holidays: 6
th April – 9
th April - Tech and dress rehearsals and 14th
- 17th April -
Performances (full schedule TBC)
Start Date: September/October 2019
Salary: £40 per session (up to 2 hours)
Probationary period: 3 weeks, followed by a review with the Creative Engagement
Director. Thereafter, a one-month notice period will be required by
both parties.
Other Benefits: Complimentary tickets for preview performances, subject to
Equal Opportunities
Kiln Theatre is committed to equality of opportunity and access for all and welcomes and
encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of their age, gender, class, marital status,
nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religious belief or sexual orientation.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than one side of A4)
Email: [email protected] . Please put the position you are applying
for in the subject line of the email, along with your name.
By Post: Roxan Kamali, Creative Learning Manager Young People, Kiln
Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Closing Date: 10am Friday 23rd August
Workshop Interviews: Monday 2nd September 10.30-12.30am or 6-8pm. Please let us know
your which time slot you are available for in your application.