The Participation Trainee supports the delivery of the Royal Courts work for and by young people, working closely with the Participation Manager and the Participation Facilitator to ensure the highest standards of artistic excellence are matched with best practice in our engagement with young people.
Deadline: 9th November 2018
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department curates and delivers a programme of work for young people and
community groups; creating artistically ambitious collaborations with the Royal
Courts season of work.
The department provides an insight into theatre through
workshops, residencies and events, each with the explicit aim of developing a
deeper relationship with the Royal Court. Through our participation projects,
opportunities are provided to learn from leading artists and facilitators in
current theatre practice. We welcome, engage, facilitate and nurture new voices
across communities, at the Royal Court and beyond, creating pathways into the
industry. We promote agency and ambition in making new theatre and offer
active, direct experiences to be part of the pioneering work of the Royal
Court. We proactively reach beyond our immediate community to galvanise change
and harness those who want to contribute and influence the theatre of our
The Participation Trainee
supports the delivery of the Royal Courts work for and by young people,
working closely with the Participation Manager and the Participation
Facilitator to ensure the highest standards of artistic excellence are matched
with best practice in our engagement with young people.
On the job training will be
provided alongside relevant training courses which will be identified during
the course of the year according to the needs and aspirations of the successful
- Supporting the Participation
Manager and Participation Facilitator on projects and workshops
- Sourcing and
preparing workshop materials
- Ensuring internal
workshop spaces are booked and set up for each session
- Acting as support
worker for specific workshops when required
workshops with the support of the rest of the team.
- Contributing to
the dynamic and formal evaluation of all projects and workshops.
- Monitoring and
responding to the general Participation email and dealing with general
enquiries, liaising with Young Agitators & Young Court Friends.
logging and filing evaluation and monitoring information for all projects
- Supporting the Head
of Participation and the Participation Manager on providing information and
reports for funders
- Supporting the
Participation Co-Ordinator on schools bookings when required.
rehearsals, readings and Big Idea events and projects as required
- Leading on
relationship with Communications department and ensuring participation profile
on all platforms.
- Supporting with
casting administration around performances attached to the Participation
people working with the Royal Court, both on the premises and elsewhere. Liaise
with Young Agitators to ensure they are fully informed about the organisation,
the programme and all related activities
- Applicants must be over 18
- An interest in theatre and in engaging
young people and communities from all backgrounds in participating in
- A desire to develop a career in
- Good rapport with young people and
communities of all ages
- Friendly and approachable with the
ability to communicate confidently
Positive attitude and a
willingness to learn
- Strong verbal and written communication
- Collaborative / team player
- Good computer / IT and organisational skills
For full details, please see attached documents
Please note that only
applications submitted on the Royal Courts standard Application Form can be
considered, CVs are not accepted. Application Forms can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application and Equal Opportunities Forms are completed please return, by the
closing date below, to:
By post: Recruitment,
English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1 8AS
Closing date for applications:
9th November 2018
Interviews to be held: 13th