Lewisham Youth Theatre seeks Participation Manager

Friday 12 July 2019

Lewisham Youth Theatre seeks Participation Manager

About Lewisham Youth Theatre: Since 1987, Lewisham Youth Theatre (LYT) has provided participatory drama programmes to young people aged 3-24 who live or learn in Lewisham.  Based at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, all our programmes are free to young people.  Each year, LYT works with 200+ young people in sustained projects and reaches another 400+ through one-off outreach sessions. We provide a universal service, but target recruitment at young people in need.  Over 70% of participants every year are identified as facing disadvantage, across a range of needs.

About the Role: The Participation Manager role is a rare opportunity to both manage and deliver a programme of youth theatre activities with children and young people aged 8 – 18.  The role includes youth theatre directing, as well as managing a team to ensure participants – particularly those in need – are supported as they progress into and through our programmes, and on to next steps. The goals of the post are to:

  • Ensure the quality of youth arts delivery for participants across projects for ages 8-18;
  • Support young people facing disadvantage to access and thrive in LYT’s activities;
  • Empower participant’s voices and support them to contribute to the development of their projects and the organisation;
  • Help to maintain a safe environment in which participants feel supported and cared for.

This post is funded by BBC Children in Need. 

Salary:                       £28,000 to £30,000 per annum

Closing Date:           12noon Monday 29th July 2019

Interviews:              1st interview: Monday or Tuesday 5th/6th August

                            2nd practical interview: Thursday or Friday 8th/9th August

More Information and Application Instructions: Please download the Job Description and Application Form from our website: http://www.lewishamyouththeatre.com/get-involved/work-for-us/