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Founded in 1956, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. We discover, develop and launch diverse talented young people aged 14 to 25 from across the UK, providing high quality practical experience in performance and technical theatre. We pride ourselves on spotting potential and are a company of firsts, continually breaking the mould and cementing our reputation as the home of the best of young British talent. 

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Playing Up Course Assistant 

The National Youth Theatre is looking for a new Playing Up Course Assistant to play a key role on our expanding flagship social inclusion programme. Playing Up is an OCN Level 3 accredited 10 month drama training programme, offering young people aged 19 - 24 who are not in Education Employment or Training the opportunity to gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Theatre Arts, which is equivalent to 2 ‘A’ Levels. In 2019 the National Youth Theatre intend to grow and expand our Access Programmes by introducing a new cohort for an OCN Level 2 accredited training programme.  This varied role will be required to work across these cohorts. Candidates should be confident and considerate self-starters with demonstrable professional experience in administrative, pastoral and creative skills and a desire to work with young people at risk. Previous Playing Up Course Assistant’s have gone on to become Associate Artists at NYT and the Lyric Hammersmith. This is a fixed-term role. 

Download a job description here and a equality monitoring form here.

To apply please send a CV, a cover letter of no more than two pages and a equality monitoring form to jobs@nyt.org.uk 

Deadline: 12 noon Wednesday 8 August 2018
First Round Interview Date: 21st August
Second Round Interview Date: 30 August

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