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Who We Are 

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. 

Below are our current vacancies. If you'd like to join our jobs mailing list to be alerted when positions in our creative, backstage and administrative teams become availiable fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

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Auditions and Courses Coordinator 

We’re looking for an organised and efficient Auditions and Courses Coordinator to join our team at an exciting time of growth for our charity. This is an important role in the delivery of our prestigious courses programme and our annual search for Britain’s best diverse young talent. Working with Associate Artists, venue partners, pastoral teams and the new Auditions and Courses Coordinator will develop a wide network of contacts across the arts and help empower and equip thousands of talented creative young people every year.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we want our workforce to represent the diversity in all its forms of the young people we work with. We actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts workforce, including disabled people and people from the Global Majority, to apply. All disabled candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to interview. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on jobs@nyt.org.uk / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help. 

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Application Deadline: 10am Monday 1 November  
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Development Assistant 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, personable and collaborative Development Assistant to join our team in this exciting new role during an important period of growth for the charity. Applicants should be confident and adaptable communicators but no previous fundraising experience is necessary.  The Development Assistant will work across the team to help NYT achieve its annual fundraising targets and to help us to tell the stories of the charity, our work and the young people whose lives we change. In collaboration with three development team members they will encourage new support, maintain existing support and enable us to report back to those people and organisations who have supported our work.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we want our workforce to represent the diversity in all its forms of the young people we work with. We actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts workforce, including disabled people and people from the Global Majority, to apply. All disabled candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to interview. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on jobs@nyt.org.uk / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help. 

Full-time role, working days Tuesday to Saturday 
Salary: £22,568 (London Living Wage)
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Application Deadline: 10am 2nd November 2021
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Finance Manager 

We’re looking for a highly efficient and organised Finance Manager to join our team at an exciting time of growth for our pioneering charity as we reopen our recently redeveloped Creative Production House and expand to meet the growing needs of young people. The ideal candidate will be an experienced finance professional with knowledge and an interest in the charity sector and or creative industries. Excellent benefits include complimentary theatre tickets, a staff volunteering programme and up to 5% pension contributions.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we want our workforce to represent the diversity in all its forms of the young people we work with. We actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts workforce, including disabled people and people from the Global Majority, to apply. All disabled candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to interview. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on jobs@nyt.org.uk / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help. 

Salary: £34,000 - £38,000
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Application Deadline: 10am Thurs 28th October
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Production and Casting Assistant 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and organised Production Assistant to join our growing team at an exciting time for the charity open our new Workshop Theatre and plan an exciting programme of productions at leading theatres and iconic sites around the UK. Applicants don’t have to worked in a professional capacity in production before but require a passion for all things creative, young people and live theatre. This is a brand new role based in our recently redeveloped Creative Production House and working within a production team the Production Assistant will play an important role in helping us continue to put Britain’s best diverse young talent centre stage.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we want our workforce to represent the diversity in all its forms of the young people we work with. We actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts workforce, including disabled people and people from the Global Majority, to apply. All disabled candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to interview. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on jobs@nyt.org.uk / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help. 

Salary: £22,568 (London Living Wage) 
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Application Deadline: 10am Monday 1 November
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Venue Operations Apprentice

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic Venue Operations Apprentice to join our growing team at an exciting time for our charity as we reopen our Creative Production House after a major redevelopment. This new role will be part of the venue team that makes sure our visitors get a warm and inclusive welcome and keep the building running smoothly and we welcome hundreds of visitors each week. No previous experience in venue operations or theatre is required but a desire to work in theatre, education or the charity sector and a positive can-do attitude is key for this role.

We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we want our workforce to represent the diversity in all its forms of the young people we work with. We actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts workforce, including disabled people and people from the Global Majority, to apply. All disabled candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to interview. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on jobs@nyt.org.uk / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help. 

To be eligible for this position that is funded with support from John Lyon’s Charity:

  • You must currently live in one of the following London Boroughs, and have been there for at least 2 years: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London
  • You must be aged 19-24 and not be in education, employment or training
  • You must not be educated to degree-level or have been privately-educated

Salary: £22,568 (London Living Wage)
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Application Deadline: 1pm Friday 29th October  
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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. If you want to apply to work at NYT in any capacity, join our jobs mailing list below, which we email all recruitment call-outs to. 
  • The opportunity to become a youth trustee will be advertised within our membership once every 18 months at www.nyt.org.uk/jobs, with proactive recruitment to ensure representation of the diversity of our membership and Britain's youth in all its forms.
  • Work-experience at National Youth Theatre are currently being focused within our home borough of Islington and for disabled young people. 

In the last twelve months we've advertised new roles, including: NYT REP Company Production Director, Inclusion Project Manager, Stepping Up Manager and Creative Facilitator, Stepping Up Assistant, Front of House Assistant, Youth Trustee, Director of Finance and Operations, Literary Associate and Project Manager (Senior and Junior Courses).


 

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