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Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner

We’re looking for an exceptional youth theatre practitioner to work with and support our participation team in our weekly youth theatre sessions.

Want to work with a brilliant cohort of young people and practitioners and change how we ‘do’ the arts? Join our team!

– September 2022 – July 2023
– 3 hours a week, delivery on Tuesday evenings
– £110 a week (term time)

Application deadline: Wednesday 3 August, 12pm (noon)

Strike A Light is seeking an experienced Lead Youth Theatre practitioner for their young people’s engagement offer in Gloucester. We are looking for practitioners with a real commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

We require a Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner to deliver on Tuesday evenings, during term-time, for two groups of young people. We want the young people we engage with to be the driving force behind the development of their Youth Theatre, and wish for the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner to be part of shaping this inclusive offer. 

  • The role is offered September 2022 to July 2023, 3 hours a week.
  • Rate of pay: £110 per week, term time 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and deliver engaging and accessible weekly sessions
  • Work with young people between the ages of 7-15 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 producer and participation practitioners in weekly plans and developments. 
  • Collate material for evaluation through different forms of media, including online journals.


  • 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 an out of the box thinker.  

How to apply 

Please send a CV, along with an Expression of Interest (maximum 2 sides of A4) to include the following information: 

1. What involvement do you currently have with 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 envisage to be the challenges of doing this work? 

5. Confirmation of your employment status and if you are registered as self-employed, if you have the right to work in the UK and whether you hold/are willing to buy suitable insurance. 

Please send your CV along with an expression of interest & Equal Oppoprtunities monitoring form by email to:

Application deadline: Wednesday 3 August, 12pm. 

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

  • Successful applicants will be invited to a stage 1 interview on Monday 8 August. 
  • Following Stage 1 Interviews, selected applicants will be invited for a Stage 2 of interview in a practical delivery session on Thursday 11 August (you will be paid for your time).