Participation Trainee Opportunity at Royal Court Theatre

The Participation Trainee supports the delivery of the Royal Court’s work for and by young people, working closely with the Participation Manager and the Participation Facilitator to ensure the highest standards of artistic excellence are matched with best practice in our engagement with young people.

Deadline: 9th November 2018

The Royal Court is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in World theatre for vigorously cultivating writers – undiscovered, new and established. Through the writers we are at the forefront of creating restless, alert, provocative theatre about now.  We seek stories from everywhere and create theatre for everyone and we see our audience as one of our chief collaborators.

The Participation department curates and delivers a programme of work for young people and community groups; creating artistically ambitious collaborations with the Royal Court’s season of work. 

The department provides an insight into theatre through workshops, residencies and events, each with the explicit aim of developing a deeper relationship with the Royal Court. Through our participation projects, opportunities are provided to learn from leading artists and facilitators in current theatre practice. We welcome, engage, facilitate and nurture new voices across communities, at the Royal Court and beyond, creating pathways into the industry. We promote agency and ambition in making new theatre and offer active, direct experiences to be part of the pioneering work of the Royal Court. We proactively reach beyond our immediate community to galvanise change and harness those who want to contribute and influence the theatre of our future.

 MAIN PURPOSE:

The Participation Trainee supports the delivery of the Royal Court’s work for and by young people, working closely with the Participation Manager and the Participation Facilitator to ensure the highest standards of artistic excellence are matched with best practice in our engagement with young people.

On the job training will be provided alongside relevant training courses which will be identified during the course of the year according to the needs and aspirations of the successful candidate.

 

Workshops

  • Supporting the Participation Manager and Participation Facilitator on projects and workshops
  • Sourcing and preparing workshop materials
  • Ensuring internal workshop spaces are booked and set up for each session
  • Acting as support worker for specific workshops when required
  • Co-facilitating workshops with the support of the rest of the team.
  • Contributing to the dynamic and formal evaluation of all projects and workshops.

 

Administration

  • Monitoring and responding to the general Participation email and dealing with general enquiries, liaising with Young Agitators & Young Court Friends.
  • Collecting, logging and filing evaluation and monitoring information for all projects
  • Supporting the Head of Participation and the Participation Manager on providing information and reports for funders
  • Supporting the Participation Co-Ordinator on schools bookings when required.
  • Supporting rehearsals, readings and Big Idea events and projects as required
  • Leading on relationship with Communications department and ensuring participation profile on all platforms.
  • Supporting with casting administration around performances attached to the Participation department.

 

Pastoral Care

Supporting young people working with the Royal Court, both on the premises and elsewhere. Liaise with Young Agitators to ensure they are fully informed about the organisation, the programme and all related activities

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Applicants must be over 18
  • An interest in theatre and in engaging young people and communities from all backgrounds in participating in theatre
  • A desire to develop a career in participation work
  • Good rapport with young people and communities of all ages
  • Friendly and approachable with the ability to communicate confidently

Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative / team player
  • Good computer / IT  and organisational skills

 

For full details, please see attached documents

 

Application Procedures:

Please note that only applications submitted on the Royal Court’s standard Application Form can be considered, CVs are not accepted. Application Forms can be requested from participation@royalcourttheatre.com.

Once the Application and Equal Opportunities Forms are completed please return, by the closing date below, to:

 

Email:                                    participation@royalcourttheatre.com

By post:                                Recruitment, English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1 8AS

 

Closing date for applications:  9th November 2018 

Interviews to be held:   13th November 2018 

Date: 
30/10/2018 - 09/11/2018
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Royal Court Theatre