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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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Project Manager - Junior and Senior Intake Courses

The National Youth Theatre is a pioneering and award-winning youth arts charity that nurtures and offers industry-led creative opportunities to young people aged 14-25. We’re looking for a highly organised Project Manager who shares our values of inclusion and equality to lead on the preparation, management and delivery of our Junior and Senior summer courses. This year NYT are delighted to be working in partnership with The Royal and Derngate, Northampton who are hosting the courses in their theatre and in the surrounding community arts spaces. This is a key role in the successful delivery of the summer course where we introduce young people to our creative community and culture, which celebrates difference and champions young people. The role will support NYT’s full-time team and Associate Artists as we welcome new NYT Members to the company. This is a fixed-term role and applicants should have experience in managing large-scale projects for young people and pastoral experience.

APPLICATION CLOSURE DATE: Monday 19th April by 10:00am.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Please complete our online application form and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Download a job description here.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 28th April

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a Disability Confident and equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from disabled people and people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our team and the wider arts workforce. Applicants meeting the minimum criteria on the job person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

If you have any questions about the role or need any of this information in another format you can get in touch with Kat Dale (Access & Skills Manager) at kat.dale@nyt.org.uk.

National Youth Theatre Culture 

At the National Youth Theatre we want to create a culture that is inclusive, creative and collaborative. We celebrate all the ways we are different and aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and do their best work. We want our culture to create spaces where young people from around the UK can be together, be brave and create bold work. We ask everyone involved in making each project to approach it with generosity, curiosity, kindness and respect. We believe that we do better work together than we would apart and that our work is richer and stronger thanks to the different backgrounds and experiences that everyone in our company brings. Through our work we want to be connected and responsive to each other, our communities, our industry and the wider world. Whatever your background or wherever you’re from, we invite you to support our mission to be a creative force for good at a critical time for our industry, country and world.

Recruitment Transparency

As part of our ongoing commitment to make NYT more inclusive and representative, we’re publishing the below information about our recruitment processes for permanent and freelance staff. We’ll continue to review and refine these processes as part of our on-going work to increase transparency.

  • All permanent roles will be publicly advertised at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs and we will proactively work to encourage applications from people with characteristics currently under-represented in our permanent team. We also commit to notifying all applicants who have been unsuccessful. 
  • The opportunity to become a board member to be publicly advertised at least once every 24 months at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs
  • The opportunity to become a youth trustee will be publicly advertised once every 18 months at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs, with proactive recruitment to ensure representation
  • If you want to apply to facilitate our auditions, masterclasses, Start-Ups and inclusion programme you can apply in September at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs
  • If you want to apply to facilitate our intake courses you can do so in April at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs
  • If you are putting on some work that you’d like one of our team to come and see you can send in a request to kirsten.komaru@nyt.org.uk  
  • If you want to pitch a creative idea to us for our Epic Stages Course, a Research and Development workshop or submit a script, you can do so in April at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs 
  • If you’re a director or technical theatre professional and are interested in working on our Productions or Backstage Courses, you can let us know between January and February at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs
  • If you’re a project manager or arts administrator interested in working with us in a fixed-term capacity, you can let us know between March and May at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs 
  • If you’re interested in work-experience at National Youth Theatre you can let usually let us know each January, however this year due to the on-going pandemic we're resceduling this recruitment so we can provide a more meaningful experience when we're back in our building. When we do recruit we’re particularly interested in hearing from young people from backgrounds underrepresented in our team, disabled young people and young people from our home borough of Islington.



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