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Callout: Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner

We’re looking for an exciting lead Youth Theatre Practitioner to plan and deliver weekly sessions

Freelance maternity cover
January–July 2022
3 hours/week delivery, Weds evenings (excluding planning time)
Rate of pay: £140/week (term time only)

We’re looking for a fantastic freelance youth theatre practitioner to help run our Youth Theatre sessions. We need a Lead Practitioner to deliver on Wednesday evenings, during term-time, for two groups of young people.

You’ll get to work with a brilliant bunch of young people and practitioners – and be part of our efforts to find different, better ways to ‘do’ the arts.

We want the young people we engage with to be the driving force behind the development of their Youth Theatre. As the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner, you’ll play an important part in shaping this inclusive offer.

We’re looking for practitioners with a real commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

The role is offered as freelance maternity cover from January 2022-July 2022. 3 hours/week delivery (excluding planning time)

Rate of pay: £140/week (term time only)

Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and deliver engaging and accessible weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings (during term time) for two groups in Gloucester
  • Work with young people aged 11-18 in creating new engaging and dynamic performances across the City
  • Help manage the space and keep young people aware of personal space/social distancing where necessary
  • Liaise with the participation team and assistant Youth Theatre practitioners in weekly plans and developments. 
  • Create newsletters of Strike A Light events, monthly participation information for parents and young people. 
  • Collate material for evaluation through different forms of media.


  • Work within Strike A Light policies, including Health & Safety, Child Protection and Equalities 
  • Participate in organisation meetings and events as required 
  • Attend relevant training as and when required 
  • Positively represent Strike A Light at events 

Person Specification 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Is enthusiastic about this opportunity 
  • Has experience in Youth Theatre participation
  • Is dynamic in approach to working with young people
  • Has a good level of written and spoken English 
  • Is confident using a computer – in particular email, Mailchimp and social media 
  • Is an out-of-the-box thinker 

How to apply 

Please send us:

  • a CV
  • an Equal Opportunities monitoring form
  • and an Expression of Interest (maximum 2 sides of A4) covering the following information: 
  1. What experience do you have within the creative sector, through education, clubs or voluntary activities?
  2. What excites you about your work? 
  3. Why do you think you are the person we are looking for to undertake this role? 
  4. What do you expect to be the challenges of this work? 

Please send your CV, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Expression of Interest by email to:

Deadline for applications: Monday 8 November (12 noon)

If you would like to apply via a different format (e.g video/audio) please get in touch with Jess to arrange this:

Successful applicants will be invited to a stage 1 interview on Tuesday 16 November 2021  

Following Stage 1 Interviews, selected applicants will be invited for a trial delivery session, on either Tuesday 7 December or Wednesday 8 December 2021.