Callout: Producer (Youth Theatre) // Global Majority Placement Scheme

2 days per week over 2 years // £28k pro rata (£11,200 total per year) // supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Key details

  • Hours: 2 days/week
  • Reimbursement: £28k pro rata (£11.2k per year)
  • Deadline to apply: Tuesday 9th April 2024, noon

This is a work placement scheme for a global majority youth theatre practitioner. This scheme is designed to develop you as a producer and give you support to build and stretch your practitioner skills.

As part of this scheme, you'll get regular mentoring opportunities and time dedicated to your professional development. This scheme sits within our ongoing work, acknowledgement and intent to push systematic change.

The scheme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and managed by our Head of Participation, Charlene Olaleye.

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What's the placement role?

We are looking for a youth theatre practitioner from the Global Majority who is looking to develop their skills in producing within our Participation Department.

You don’t need to have lots of previous experience in producing or to have done a similar role. You’ll also be an important part of a small team, so you’ll get to shape your work and influence decisions. Your voice in the room and creative energy will help us and, in return, we promise to make this a fun and welcoming place to develop your skills and hopefully your career prospects. You will learn from us and our brilliant group of practitioners and producers and we will also learn from you.

You will work closely with, and be managed by, our Head of Participation – Charlene Olaleye.

Placement purpose and responsibilities

You'll get to both deliver youth theatre sessions AND work on your choice of a wide range of projects.

Our participation work has grown significantly over the last three years and is one of the core strands of delivery within Strike A Light. This year alone the young people we work with have created performances with ACE Dance and Music, Mulit-Story Orchestra, Ockham’s Razor, and have had opportunities to perform in a National Theatre Connections Festival and a Youth Dance Platform to name a few. There is huge scope for you to have a wide range of projects to work on as well as lead the weekly theatre groups.

Main activities:

No two days are the same, so we can’t give you an exact running schedule. In practice, you’ll be doing things like:

Fee: £11,200 PT (£28,000 FTE). We anticipate that this placement will equate to approximately 2 days per week.

Contract: this role is offered as PAYE contract and is offered on a fixed term basis that has been funded until June 2026 as a scheme supported by Paul Hamlyn In line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be given a conditional offer, subject to references and a satisfactory DBS check.

Who can apply?

Person Specification



As per our child protection policy and Disclosure and Barring Service guidelines, the post holder will undertake a DBS check.

Why is it exciting?

You get to work with our brilliant Youth Theatre groups:

And be an integral part of Strike A Light's activity to create unforgettable experiences in Gloucester…

About Strike A Light

Strike A Light creates events that people thought couldn’t happen in their City. The diversity of Gloucester is reflected in the people and communities we work with from the producers, the artists, the young people and the audience. Continuing to diversify our core team is crucial and we actively encourage applications for this role to support this.

Bringing exceptional arts into Gloucester is vital to us for our audiences to experience rich and varied performances and alongside that we are intentional and passionate about growing the next generation of producers, artist, choreographers and performers from the city which we do through an array of opportunities including our Strike A Light in Schools program, weekly participation activities in youth theatre, practitioner training, workshops and in the programming of exceptional work through a co-created program. We do this to create pathways for the young people of Gloucester to access the arts and to create a sustainable infrastructure of work for them to grow into.

If you are excited by what we do and you are already thinking of how you would build upon this work then this might be the role for you.

How to apply and key dates

How to apply

If you're interested in finding out more about the placement, you can attend a free online info session with our Head of Participation, Charlene Olaleye, on Tuesday 19 March 2024.

To apply for the placement, please send a CV, along with an Expression of Interest including the following information:

Please send your CV, Expression of Interest and a completed Equal Opportunities monitoring form (.docx) by email to Charlene Olaleye: by noon on Tuesday 9 April 2023.

If you'd like to apply via another format, please get in touch with us:

Key dates

In line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be given a conditional offer, subject to references and a satisfactory DBS check.