Lewisham Youth Theatre Seeks Step Up Programme Coordinator

Lewisham Youth Theatre seeks experienced drama practitioner for key staff role.

Open Until:

Posted: 08/12/2015


Lewisham Youth Theatre is seeking a drama practitioner
experienced in developing, coordinating and delivering theatre and
performance-based interventions for young people facing multiple
disadvantages.  The Step Up Coordinator will coordinate and deliver a programme of activities that
engage young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or
who are otherwise at-risk, in LYT’s core youth theatre activities.  The
post involves:

  • Coordinating the programme of work, including recruiting
    participants, planning & evaluating projects in line with LYT’s core
  • delivering targeted drama sessions and forum theatre
    projects in the community
  • building partnerships with local services for NEET and
    at-risk youth
  • delivering in LYT’s core youth theatre activities, working
    alongside LYT’s Outreach & Participation Coordinator

The successful candidate will become a core part of LYT’s
delivery team.

£25000 to £27000 p/annum, pro rata (dependent on

The post is initially advertised at 24 hours (3 days) per week. 

Potential of expansion of role, dependent on funding.

The Step Up Programme:

As part of LYT’s commitment to providing equal access to
all, the Step-Up Project was set up in 2011 to increase access to LYT’s youth
theatre activities for young people who are NEET, at-risk of becoming NEET or
who would otherwise not be able to access LYT’s services. 

Each year, as part of Step-Up, we now offer:

  • 1 to 1 mentoring across the youth theatre but with
    particular support for those most at risk,
  • Daytime Life Skills project – using drama as a tool to
    develop and increase employability,
  • Creative Training Project – a Forum Theatre project
    creating and touring a devised theatre piece offering as near to
    professional experience as possible,
  • Outreach Project – working with partners in the
    community with those most at risk.

To Apply:

Please see the attached job description for more information
and application guidelines.  (This pack can also be downloaded from http://www.lewishamyouththeatre.com/pages/get-involved/work-for-us)

Closing Date:  Monday 14th September,

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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