Job Opportunity: Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner

Strike A Light is seeking an experienced Lead Youth Theatre practitioner for their young people’s engagement offer in Gloucester. We are looking for practitioners with a real commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

From May 2019, the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner will deliver on Wednesday evenings, during term-time, for two groups of young people. We want the young people we engage with to be the driving force behind the development of their Youth Theatre, and wish for the Lead Youth Theatre Practitioner to be part of shaping this inclusive offer.

Delivery happens on a Wednesday evenings (during term-time), 6.00-7.30pm & 7.30-9.00pm

We are also currently recruiting a Youth Arts Producer and would be very keen to hear from candidates who would be interesting in taking on a 3 day per week post combining the Youth Arts Producer role and Youth Theatre delivery.

This is a freelance post at the following remuneration: £145 fixed fee per evening of delivery – this fixed fee is inclusive of planning time, meetings and travel expenses.

If you feel you meet the requirements from the job description, and would like to have an informal chat regarding the role we would love to hear from you, please email

How to apply
Please send a CV, along with an Expression of Interest (maximum 2 sides of A4) to include the following information:
1. What involvement do you currently have with the creative sector, through education, clubs or voluntary activities
2. What excites you about your work?
3. Why do you think you are the person we are looking for to undertake this role?
4. What do you envisage to be the challenges of doing this work?

Please send your CV, Expression of Interest and Equal Opps monitoring form by email to:

Closing date: 5pm Monday 22 April 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews: Successful applicants will be invited to an interview on Wed 1 May 2019 and for a paid trial delivery session on Wed 1 May or Wed 8 May 2019.

The successful person will be responsible for their own tax and National Insurance contributions and hold their own public liability insurance.

Previous applicants need not apply.