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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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Freelance Associate Artist – Expression of interest for 2020/21

National Youth Theatre are inviting directors and facilitators who share our passion for nurturing young talent and values of inclusion, equality and collaboration to express their interest in joining our Associate Artist pool for our auditions, masterclasses and community course in 2020/21. 

Our talented and committed Associate Artists inspire the next generation of diverse young creatives aged 11-25 from all around the country, delivering our activity on-the-ground and online. Associate Artists are paid to attend training in our approach to talent development, inclusive practice, safeguarding and intersectional equality to help support our work creating an inclusive culture where everyone can do their best work. Read more about the culture we aim to create below and meet some of our young people here.

We welcome submissions from people we have not met before and people who have applied and or interviewed for opportunities with us previously. For 2020/21 we are particularly interested in hearing from those who have experience and specialism in teaching:

  • Acting for Screen
  • Performing Shakespeare
  • Writing (facilitating writing workshops)
  • Working with young people who are not in employment, education or training
  • Comedy and Improvisation

We’re also particularly interested in hearing from people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our pool of Associate Artist and the wider industry at large, as part of our on-going representation work.

To submit your details to the team please complete the Expression of Interest Form. As part of your application please also fill in an anonymous Equality Monitoring Form. If you would prefer to answer the question about your relevant experience as a video file or voice note there is a place to upload this on the submission form. 

Deadline: Our expression of interest window for 2020/21 will be open until Friday 9th October 2020. 

If you would like more information about being a NYT Associate Artist you are welcome to get in touch for an informal conversation. You can contact Kat Dale, Access and Skills Manager at kat.dale@nyt.org.uk. We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and If you or someone you know needs any of the information related to this application in another format email info@nyt.org.uk or call us on 02036967066.

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 apply to join us as a Youth Trustee 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 us know in January via jobs@nyt.org.uk, 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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