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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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Digital Apprentice

We want to meet new people interested in working with us here at National Youth Theatre on all things digital and we want everyone to feel comfortable applying to join our friendly team. 

We’re looking for a creative and passionate digital communicator to join our team as a Digital Apprentice. This is a new apprenticeship role based within the Communications Team that will support our online content creation across our activity including productions, courses and shows. The role will also support our ground-breaking digital programme, which explores how new immersive technologies can be used to tell stories and create live experiences. 

If you’re a creative social media addict, who loves creating video content and are looking to pursue a career in creative communications then this could be the role for you. No professional experience is necessary, just a flair for finding an audience online and an enthusiasm to learn.  

The National Youth Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts, including people with disability and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Benefits include free theatre tickets and a generous holiday allowance. 

We want everyone who’s interested in this role and meets the below criteria to feel comfortable applying. The interview process will be friendly, open and fair and like everyone we meet at NYT, we want you to be your best.  

To be eligible for this position that is funded wholly by 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

Download a job description here

Download an equal opportunities form here 

Application Deadline: 25 November 2019 by midday (12:00)
This is a fixed-term 18 month role 
Salary: £21,500 (LLW)

To apply email jobs@nyt.org.uk with either a one-page cover letter, a CV and an equality monitoring form or a CV, an equality monitoring form and a short film explaining why you’re interested in working with us and why you’re passionate about creative communications. Feel free to include links to examples of digital content you’ve created on your social media channels or other platforms. 

If you would like to talk or chat online with us before applying, you can get in touch via email on joe.duggan@nyt.org.uk or call 020 3696 7057. 

We are a disability confident employer and if you’d like any of the information about the role in a different format or have any access requirements for your application or interview please contact us at info@nyt.org.uk

NYT Apprenticeships are generously supported by:


Stepping Up Coordinator 

We want to meet theatre professionals who are passionate about addressing barriers that prevent young people from accessing the arts and education for our new Stepping Up Coordinator role. Stepping Up is a core part of our inclusion programme, designed to make our opportunities, and the arts more broadly, more accessible to young people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our company and the creative industries. 

Stepping Up is an OCN Level 2 accredited drama training programme, offering young people aged 19 - 25 who do not have a full Level 2 qualification (less than 5 GCSEs) an opportunity to gain this accreditation. In 2020 NYT will be offering two Level 2 Programmes, one of which will be a bespoke model developed specifically for young people with learning disabilities based in an SEN Secondary School in Lambeth. The other will be delivered at NYT Headquarters and will be open to all young people who currently do not have a full level 2 qualification. Stepping Up and it’s sister course Playing Up (Level 3 OCN Accredited) often are the first point of contact for the NYT for young people experiencing challenging life circumstances and we’re particularly interested in meeting candidates with experience of working in pastoral roles with young people from marginalised groups and candidates whom the participants can easily identify

The National Youth Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and we want anyone who meets the criterion in the job description here to feel comfortable applying for the role. We actively encourage applications from people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts, including people with disability and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Benefits include free theatre tickets and a generous holiday allowance. 

We are a Disability Confident employer and if you have any access requirements or would like to receive this information in another format you can contact us on jobs@nyt.org.uk or 020 7561 8661.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation with someone at National Youth Theatre about this role, email jobs@nyt.org.uk or call 020 7561 8661.   

Download a Job Description here

To apply please complete the application form

Application Deadline:  21 November 2019 by 16:00 

This is a part-time fixed-term role. 
Fee: £5,808

National Youth Theatre would like to thank City and Islington College and L&Q Foundation for their support of Stepping Up
Stepping Up is part-funded by the European Social Fund


Stepping Up Assistant

Please note this role is part of our Creative Leadership programme and therefore only open to those who are current National Youth Theatre Company Members.

We’re looking to meet enthusiastic and conscientious candidates for our new Stepping Up Assistant role, which creatively, pastorally and administratively supports our work engage young people facings barriers preventing them from accessing the arts and education.  Stepping Up is a core part of our work to make our opportunities, and the arts more broadly, more accessible to young people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in our company and the creative industries. 

Stepping Up is an OCN Level 2 accredited drama training programme, offering young people aged 19 - 25 who do not have a full Level 2 qualification (less than 5 GCSEs) an opportunity to gain this accreditation. In 2020 NYT will be offering two Level 2 Programmes, one of which will be a bespoke model developed specifically for young people with learning disabilities based in an SEN Secondary School in Lambeth. The other will be delivered at NYT Headquarters and will be open to all young people who currently do not have a full level 2 qualification. Stepping Up and it’s sister course Playing Up often are the first point of contact for the NYT for young people experiencing challenging life circumstances and we’re particularly interested in meeting candidates with experience of working in pastoral roles with young people from marginalised groups.. 

The National Youth Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts, including people with disability and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Benefits include free theatre tickets and a generous holiday allowance. 

We are a Disability Confident employer and if you have any access requirements or would like to receive this information in another format you can contact us on jobs@nyt.org.uk or 020 7561 8661.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation with someone at National Youth Theatre about this role, email jobs@nyt.org.uk or call 020 7561 8661.   

Download a Job Description here

To apply please complete the application form. 

Application Deadline:  21 November 2019 by 16:00 

This is a part-time fixed-term role. 
Fee: £3,120

National Youth Theatre would like to thank City and Islington College and L&Q Foundation for their support of Stepping Up
Stepping Up is part-funded by the European Social Fund



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