JOB FREELANCE PRACTITIONER – SINGING AND DRAMA

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Harrogate Theatre is recruiting for a number of freelance practitioners to join the education team specialising in the following areas:  Singing Youth Theatre After School Drama Clubs.  Harrogate Theatre offers a range of weekly term-time creative workshops for young people at its education space, Hive. Currently there are; 11 youth theatre groups for ages three to eighteen, two singing groups, one playwriting group, up to five after school clubs each term, a home school drama group and a number of one off schools workshops throughout the year. They all encourage learning through creativity.

Harrogate Theatre is a mixed economy theatre that produces its own work and also hosts the work of visiting professional touring companies, presenting a programme of diverse entertainment.  The theatre is also home to a number of local amateur societies.  There are two auditoria – a 500 seat main house and 69 seat studio theatre.

All positions to start w/c 19 September. Interviews will take place on Thursday 1 September. You are welcome to apply for more than one position.

To apply please complete the application-form and return to

helen.aston-owen@harrogatetheatre.co.uk or post to

Helen Aston-Owen, Administrator, Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, HG1 1QF.

Application deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 24 August.
Downloads:Job description
Application form

Singing

We are looking for a singing practitioner to run two one-hour singing groups; one for children aged 7 – 11 years and one for young people aged 12 – 17. The groups run for ten weeks per term. The focus of these workshops is to teach vocal techniques through singing and performing a mix of musical theatre and contemporary songs.
Salary: £25 per workshop
Thursdays: 4pm – 5pm and 5.15pm –  6.15pm

Youth Theatre / School Drama Club leaders

We are looking to recruit a pool of drama workshop leaders to facilitate youth theatre workshops and school drama clubs for children and young people aged 6 – 18. Developing children’s social and communicative skills and deepening their knowledge of theatre, the workshop leader will stretch children’s imagination and challenge them to create meaningful end of term performances for either the public or invited audiences. Various positions are available.

Salary: £25 for one hour workshops, £37.50 for 90 minute workshops including all meetings, workshops, planning and evaluation time.
Days: Monday – Thursdays between 3pm and 8.30pm; Wednesdays 10.15am – 11.15am.

Essential

The successful candidate for each post will have:
·       At least 1yr experience teaching specialist arts workshops to under 18s.
·       Degree in a music or theatre-based subject (or relevant practical experience).
·       Experience of directing young people in performance.
·       A keen interest in the arts (especially in theatre)
·       Strong interpersonal skills, with staff, young people, parents and guardians.
·       A positive attitude, flexibility and a sense of humour.
·       An understanding and interest in outreach and community based arts.
·       A current and valid driving license.

Desirable

Further to these essentials, a candidate is likely to have the following attributes
·       Experience of serving an artistic programme.
·       Knowledge of the Arts Award.
The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Please note that access to our education space is via stairs only.

 

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