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Founded in 1956, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a pioneering youth arts charity. 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.

Become a Drama Inclusion Facilitator at the National Youth Theatre
A paid development opportunity for 18-24yr olds

If you’re aged 18-24 and currently receiving Universal Credit you could be eligible for a paid six- month job placement as an Inclusion Facilitator with the National Youth Theatre.

We are looking for creative and inspiring young people across Greater Manchester who are interested in developing their creative workshop leading skills and supporting disabled and/or neurodiverse young people to access the arts as part of our exciting Inclusive Practice Collective.

Funded by the Government’s Kickstart scheme, these six month paid job placements are a great way to help you launch your career in the creative industries.

This opportunity provides:

  • A paid six-month, part-time, job placement at the National Youth Theatre.
  • A full training and mentorship package working alongside National Youth Theatre staff and with our creative and cultural partners in your area.
  • A four-month placement working with NYT Artists in non-mainstream schools/colleges to help you get practical facilitation experience and work towards creating a performance.

Support to access future employment opportunities and connection to local cultural organisations and networks.

Salary: Living Wage 
Deadline: 10am 18th February 2022
Find out more and apply now

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.

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

●    You must not be in education, employment or training

●    You must not be educated to degree-level or have been privately-educated

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Salary: London Living Wage 
10am 24 Jan 2022
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Venue and Visitor Assistant 

We're looking for four new Venue and Visitor Assistants to join our team. These roles are an important part of our buildings team, who run our recently redeveloped award-nominated Creative Production House. The Venue and Visitor Assistants ensure that everyone arriving at our building has a welcoming, inclusive, accessible and safe experience and that our building is a place where young people can learn, grow, and find their voices. The main purpose of this role is to provide clear communication and orientation for all those visiting the building or making their first step in contacting NYT via our phone or digital channels.

These roles are part of the Government's Kickstart scheme and to apply you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Salary: London Living Wage 
Deadline: 10am Wed 2 February
Find out more and apply now

National Youth Theatre Culture 

At the National Youth Theatre work for 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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