Casting - Drama Facilitators
Our vision and mission
Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts. Our mission is to use the skills of professional theatre to provide highly creative learning experiences to children which they will remember forever.
We value creativity, efficiency, fairness and ongoing relationships between our performers, the company and our customers.
We are looking for drama facilitators (or trained actors with teaching experience) to join our existing team leading Shakespeare and Drama workshops in primary schools.
We have a busy period in March 2019 and plan to audition and recruit on a continuous basis, ever widening the pool of facilitators who are interested in working with us.
The work is well paid, and many facilitators will choose to continue to do occasional work during each school term. Applicants are welcome from throughout the UK.
The initial training days (in London) for the work in March are set for Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February.
What we are looking for...
Experienced drama facilitators, or actors with teaching experience.
An infectious passion and enthusiasm for storytelling.
Teaching experience, ideally of primary school aged children. We will consider great candidates with little teaching experience, in which case additional training will be provided!
The ability to work quickly with groups of children (typically up to 30).
Strong communicators who get on well with people.
Time keeping, planning and organisation skills.
You must either have a recent enhanced DBS check dated after March 2016 or be happy for us to submit you for one. This must be clean (and not include any spent cautions or convictions for violent behaviour.)
Ideally you will be able to drive and have a clean-ish driving licence and your own car - but this is not necessary.
What you'll do!
Our workshops are devised by Abi Rosser. The Shakespeare Today workshops gives children the chance to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Hamlet (in a day!) while our Drama Workshops are designed so the children explore popular books and fairytales through drama games.
Click here to read about Shakespeare Today and here to read about the content of the Drama Workshops and how we describe them to schools.
On a typical day you will:
travel to a school which could be some distance from home - perhaps staying nearby the night before;
work with up to seven classes in 30-40 minute sessions during the school day. The children are aged from 4 to 11 years (Reception to Year 6 in England). You will be leading various games and teaching the children to explore and understand the characters and the story to which you and they can have input during the session.
(For Shakespeare) complete the day with a 'performance', bringing everyone together again (including teachers) so the children can perform their parts in sequential order to create the whole play.
You will deliver the workshops on your own so need to be a confident and engaging representative of the company to the Head Teacher and other school staff.
All travel and accommodation expenses are covered and pay is on a good day rate.
How to apply
Please click on the link to fill out our application form HERE. Selected applicants will be invited to a workshop interview on Thursday 31st January; if you are not available on this date please let us know on the application form and if necessary we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements.
Please do not call the main office number or email CV's - applicants attempting to apply by these routes will not be considered.