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Youth Drama Assistant (Kickstart 6 Month Paid Placement)

At a glance

Immediate Theatre
£10.85 per hour
Closing date
6 Month Placement
25 hours per week

This advert is to express your interest in this Kickstart placement, not to apply for it, an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

About Immediate Theatre

We work with young people and communities in Hackney and East London to ensure access for all to arts activities that break down barriers and engage people in debate. Immediate Theatre’s vision is for a society where questioning, articulate and motivated people create and collaborate to build thriving communities.

The Role

  • To support lead facilitators in running workshops including taking part in drama workshops, working with small groups, putting on performances and helping with evaluation.
  • To take responsibility for leading workshop activities as required
  • To support young people through one to one engagement during drama projects and ensure that they can gain
    maximum benefit from the services we provide
  • To carry out outreach and development work to engage new participants in projects
  • To support performances, productions and holiday projects as required
  • To ensure that resources are in place to support all activities
  • To provide administrative support for youth theatres including ensuring young people are registered
  • To support the monitoring of projects and liaise with the administration team to ensure
  • To represent the voices of young people and Immediate Theatre at meetings and conferences.
  • To attend and contribute to project and team meetings and take part in training, supervision and company development activities as required
  • To undertake other duties associated with this post as requested
  • To adhere to quality standards as set out in Immediate Theatre’s policies and procedures
  • To practice Equal Opportunities as outlined in Immediate Theatre’s equal opportunities policy
  • To integrate anti-discriminatory practice into all aspects of work with the company and promote equality of opportunity in both service delivery and all matters relating to staff and volunteers
  • All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

About You


  • Experience of participating in community arts
  • Experience of working with young people
  • To be able to motivate and encourage the participation of other young people
  • To be able to develop positive relationships with young people
  • Good team working skills
  • Good listening and empathetic skills
  • Good reliability and timekeeping
  • Willingness to represent the interests of young people and Immediate Theatre at meetings and conferences
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities.


  • A desire to develop a career in the Arts
  • Competent Microsoft Office user
  • Experience in engaging with young people with diverse needs (ie disabilities)
  • Knowledge of Hackney and the East London area

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