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Who We Are 

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

Application are currently open for our Bryan Forbes Bursary NYT REP Assistant Director position. Find out more. 

Assistant Producer

We're currently reviewing applications. 

Summer Courses Project Manager 

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 summer courses, with a focus on our Junior and Senior Courses based in Northampton. 

This year NYT are delighted to once again 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 with an expectation of staying residentially during the delivery period, and applicants should have experience in project managing large-scale programmes for young people and relevant pastoral experience. 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th April by 10:00am. 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Please complete our online application form 

Download a job description here. 

Interviews will be held via Zoom or in-person at our Holloway Road Offices on Tuesday 19th or Wednesday 20th 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 Anna Spearpoint (Auditions and Courses Project Manager) at anna.spearpoint@nyt.org.uk  

National Youth Theatre Culture 

At the National Youth Theatre we 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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