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.
Producer (Maternity Cover) 12-month fixed-term role
The National Youth Theatre is looking for a dynamic and experienced Theatre Producer to join our team on a 12 months fixed-term maternity cover contract to produce an ambitious national programme of work in 2021 and support the planning of our expansive creative programme in 2022 and beyond. This key senior leadership role will be responsible for producing all of our major productions at leading venues and theatres around the UK in 2021. This will include the critically-acclaimed NYT REP Company’s first National Tour, the opening of our new Workshop Theatre in our redeveloped Production House in north London, major productions in partnership with English Heritage at historic venues, site specific work, streamed-work, productions foregrounding inclusion and large-scale creative responses to the climate crisis.
This is a Management role for which we require substantial experience at an equivalent level in a Theatre production role and applicants should demonstrate their experience managing large budgets, multiple major projects concurrently, venue relationships and creative and production teams. The successful candidate will receive intersectionality, inclusive practice and safeguarding training and will receive excellent benefits including free tickets and a volunteer programme to aid the charity’s understanding of diversity and equality in practice in other sectors.
We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our team to apply. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help.
Deadline: 10am Monday 18 January
Salary: £40-46k (pro-rata)
Interviews will take place w/c 18 January
To apply send:
- a Cover Letter (no longer than 1 page),
- a CV (no longer than 2 pages)
- Complete a copy of our Equality Monitoring Form
Inclusion Project Manager - Creative Learning
We’re looking for a creative Project Manager to join our team in early 2021 on a fixed-term basis to manage and develop a team of National Youth Theatre Young Inclusion Facilitators working with young disabled people in schools around England. This new initiative represents an ambitious expansion around the country of our established Inclusion Programme, working with leading creative partners and schools in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and London to create jobs, employment opportunities and future career progression paths in inclusive practice. This programme is designed to put inclusive practice at the heart of our creative community and artistic work, remove barriers that might prevent young disabled people participating in or enjoying our work and actively reach out through partnerships with schools to increase the number of young disabled people in our membership and Hub subscription base. Find out more about our Inclusion Programme. We’re looking for a confident and experienced creative programme manager with a track-record of drama facilitation, relationship management and administration to coordinate our partnerships with schools, Young Facilitator training and on-going support and reflective practice with two cohorts of young facilitators.
Line managed by our Associate Director, Anna Niland, this role will include remote working and candidates should be based in either Leeds, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester or London. The National Youth Theatre is based at 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW and candidates should be prepared to travel as part of the role.
We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and we actively encourage disabled people and people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our team to apply. If you require any of this information in another format or have any access requirements to complete your application get in touch on email@example.com / 020 7561 8661 and we’ll be happy to help.
Watch how we’ve helped young people stay creative and connected in 2020.
Deadline: 10am 15 February 2021
Salary: £32,000 (pro rata)
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 to support our mission to be a creative force for good at a critical time for our industry, country and world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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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