Festival Workshop Facilitator and Stage Director or Schools Company Manager

Closing Date: 18 April 2018

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Location: UK-wide; particularly NE and SW England



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At Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF), we use the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.

We are a cultural education charity that gives young people of any ability and background the skills they need to succeed in life. Our work instils curiosity and empathy; aspiration and self-esteem; literacy and teamwork – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

Our annual Festival uses a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and young people in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings on professional theatre stages – hundreds of nights across the country, every autumn in the world’s largest youth drama festival.

SSF is looking for experienced freelance theatre workshop facilitators and creative practitioners to work as part of our 2018 Festival. Stage Directors and Schools Company Managers are part of our Delivery Team, which develops and delivers our annual events; theatre workshops and performance nights in 140 professional theatres across the UK. They ensure the young people and teachers from our 1,000 participating schools have an engaging, ambitious and thrilling experience of Shakespeare.

For more information and to download full job descriptions visit our website.

To apply for these roles, please submit a one-page cover letter and a copy of your CV to staff@shakespeareschools.org by 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. Please indicate in the subject line which role you’re applying for.

In your cover letter, please tell us about:
(i) Experience of facilitating theatre-based workshops with young people
(ii) Experience of directing work with young people or Experience of managing or coordinating an event
(iii) Why you care about engaging young people with Shakespeare

We actively encourage applicants from BME communities and people with disabilities.

Training days at £130 per day
Workshop day and Performance day total at £310/£320
(£140 for full Workshop Day and £170/£180 for full Performance Day)

Auditions and interviews in London, Bristol and Newcastle w/c 30th April and 7th May
Attend training on 30th & 31st August or 3rd & 4th September in London or Manchester
Deliver Festival dates between 17th September and 30th November