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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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Auditions and Courses Assistant 

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent.

We’re looking for a highly organised and committed assistant to support the auditions and courses team at an exciting time of expansion for the charity as we extend our opportunities for young talent further around the UK than ever before.  Applicants should have professional administration and customer service experience. The Auditions and Courses Assistant will support the Access and Skills Manager with a wide range of projects including acting auditions, backstage interviews, intake courses, Start-Up courses, inclusion programmes, international courses and masterclasses to ensure a consistent high quality of planning and delivery.

The Auditions and Courses Assistant will also be the first point of contact for NYT’s prospective members and customers who wish to engage in activity, providing excellent customer service via phone and email.

Salary: £21,500 per annum 

Deadline: Friday 7th December by 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Friday 14th December  

Please send a CV and covering letter no longer  than two pages detailing your suitability for the role to Kat Dale (jobs@nyt.org.uk). Please also fill in the attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  Please specify a minimum of three practical Referees of individuals that we may contact to confirm your suitability for this contract.

Download a job description with more information here. 

Download an equality monitoring form here

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from Black, Minority Ethnic and Disabled people. Applicants meeting the minimum criteria on the job person specification will be guaranteed an interview and will be considered on their abilities


Company Stage Manager (Birmingham Based)

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent.

In 2019 we will present an exclusive first look at a new play written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Rachel De-lahay. We are looking for a Midlands based Company Stage Manager to work on this show.  

Rachel De-lahay is a former NYT member and a BAFTA-nominated writer. Her recent credits include Channel 4’s Kiri, CIRCLES which transferred to the Tricycle Theatre in London after a sell out run at Birmingham Rep, ROUTES and The WESTBRIDGE at London’s Royal Court Theatre and the BAFTA award-winning THE LAST HOURS OF LAURA K. This National Youth Theatre Workshop Production will star some of Britain’s best young acting talent and will feature adult themes.

Candidates should have at least three years professional experience working in Stage Management/Company Management, with experience of managing DSMS and ASMs and a proven ability to work within allocated budgets. 

Salary: £600 per week

Download a job description with more information here.

Download an equality monitoring form here

To apply please email a CV no longer than two pages, a cover letter no longer than one page and an equal opportunities form to jobs@nyt.org.uk

Deadline: Wednesday 5th December, 10am 


Designers, Sound Designers, Lighting Designers (Midlands and London Based) 

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent.  

Our 2018 programme has included: auditions and interviews at a record 60 venues around the UK, more courses than ever before, productions in the West End at the Garrick, Criterion and Soho Theatres, two plays at Southwark Playhouse, performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bradford Literature Festival, four exiting new commissions for 2019, two innovative digital projects exploring Alternate Reality, a production in Hong Kong and a large fundraising gala at the Café De Paris.  

Designers, Sound Designers and Lighting Designers will work on a specific production and work closely with the director and the NYT creative team to create the show. This is a general call out for new Designers, Sound Designers and Lighting Designers to start working with the National Youth Theatre, across our 2019 season. 

We are looking for people with a variety of experience, with a minimum of 2 professional theatre credits. Applicants with both years of experience and those newer to the industry are encouraged to apply due to the wide-range  of shows large and small that we are planning for 2019 and beyond.

Download a job description with more information here.

Download an equality monitoring form here

To apply please email a CV no longer than two pages, a cover letter no longer than one page and an equal opportunities form to jobs@nyt.org.uk

Deadline: Wednesday 5th December, 10am 


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