Shakespeare Schools Foundation seek Festival Coordinator

Closing Date: 27 November 2017

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Location: Central London (Barbican); Some UK travel required

Remuneration: £20 - £27k per annum. Terms: Initial 12 month contract, full time



At Shakespeare Schools Foundation, we transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare.

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.

As a Festival Coordinator, you will be responsible for set up and delivery of the Shakespeare Schools Festival in a region of the UK. Through planning, relationship building and event management you will develop an infrastructure that allows participating schools to have a thrilling experience of working on a creative project – challenging their students and celebrating success. You will work with ~150 teachers, ~20 theatres and line manage a team of regional freelance delivery staff. You will be part of our team of seven Coordinators who oversee the Festival experience for approximately 30,000 young people each year.

You must be motivated by making things happen, creative problem solving and building relationships with a wide range of people. We expect Coordinators to take ownership of their tasks and become experts in their role. You will work from our London office and be required to travel to UK regions for short periods throughout the year.

To apply: For full job description and details of how to apply visit

Send a CV and cover letter to, subject “Festival Coordinator Application” by 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017. Your cover letter should outline how you meet the person specification and be no longer than one page. Please give one example of your experience in managing and taking ownership of a complex project, including what you learned from it.

Interviews to take place in week of 11th December, with an ideal start date of early January 2018.

We actively encourage applicants from BAME communities and disabled people.