G64 - Theatre for young people

Jobs at Group 64 

ASSISTANT YOUTH DIRECTOR

2 positions available   

Role: Assistant Youth Director 

Terms/Hours: 2 days per week during term time, plus 6/7 holiday projects (days to negotiated)

3 month probation period

Reporting to the Youth Director

Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rata

Starting date: 1st September 2021

 

About Group 64 Theatre for Young People

G64 is a charity and an inclusive young people’s theatre company resident at Putney Arts Theatre. We focus on empowering young people and ensuring their voices are valued and heard, through a creative and safe environment. We work with young people ages 4-19. 

We make theatre for and by young people. Over 200 young people take part in our youth theatre on a weekly basis. We run weekly theatre classes and holiday projects for children and young people aged 4-19, and opportunities to be involved in performance, directing and technical theatre.  

We also have an education department, where we work regularly with local schools, enhancing their curriculum and inviting them to perform on our stage. 

Our emphasis is on creative engagement and sparking the imagination, whilst developing theatre making and performance skills, both onstage and off. Our young people are an important part of the development of the company through a youth committee and our young directors programme. 

We are dedicated to reaching and providing for children who have little access to the arts by offering free and assisted places, we regularly apply for funding so we are able to offer education projects to schools who are in an area of deprivation. We have also created an environment where children who have any additional needs are able to access all our programmes. 

Much of our work is focused around positive mental health and this will continue to be reflected in all our work going forward. 

This is a challenging and exciting time to join our team, we are in the process of developing and changing at a fast pace to ensure we meet the needs of all young people. 

There may be an element of flexibility to the role and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, there may also be the opportunity to increase the role in terms of hours and responsibility going forward. 

Please visit www.g64.org.uk for more information about Group 64 as a company. 

 

Purpose of the role 

The Assistant Youth Director will play an important role in the Group 64 youth theatre, facilitating classes, running holiday projects and the opportunity to direct a  summer performance. They will also provide excellent administration support. 

Key areas of responsibility: 

  • Facilitation, planning and delivery of approximately 4 classes per week
  • Directing, the opportunity to co-direct the summer show for 8-13 year olds
  • Membership administration, to administer all Group 64 new membership forms, which includes dealing with enquiries, payments, signing new members up for free trials, and maintaining the follow-up procedure to trials.
  • Fundraising, being responsible for in-house fundraising for G64 (Organising end of term raffles, cake sales etc)
  • Administration, providing excellent administration support for other members of staff. 
  • Marketing and Social Media Management; marketing all classes and holiday projects on a regular basis, including taking responsibility for social media output
  • Youth Committee, managing the G64 Youth Committee, their termly meetings and fundraising.
  • Holiday projects, to plan and deliver 6 of our holiday projects, ranging in length from 1 - 5 days, dates of projects are subject to negotiation. 
  • Education programme, to run workshops in schools where needed. 

Person Specification 

Essential 

  1. Knowledge and understanding and passion for young people’s theatre and arts education
  2. At least 1 year of lead facilitation or co-facilitation experience 
  3. Excellent administration and organisational skills
  4. A proven ability to communicate positively and effectively with young people from a range of backgrounds and with differing needs and their families. 
  5. An ability to work calmly under pressure. 
  6. A desire for a career in Arts Education and Young People’s Theatre  
  7. An ability to be flexible
  8. A valid Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate or willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 
  9.  An ability to work independently and self manage your time effectively,  as well as collaboratively as part of a small hard working team
  10. A commitment to the role and the young people we work with.  Due to the nature of the role and organisation, this opportunity is not suitable for those pursuing acting as a profession.


Desirable

  1. A degree in theatre or arts education, or the equivalent experience 
  2. Experience in teaching musical theatre
  3. Have attended First Aid Training in the past 2 years
  4. Have attended safeguarding training in the last 2 years
  5. Directing experience with young people
  6. Experience in creating and executing a social media strategy
  7. Producing experience
  8. Experience of working with SEND young people


Application details

Deadline:  12th July 12 noon

Interview:  Interview, including a facilitation session will take place on the week of the 2nd August. 

Start date: The successful candidate will be requested to start on the 1st September  2021  

To apply

  • Please send a Cover Letter (no longer than 1 page of A4) and CV to Nicola Sterry at [email protected] ensuring you address each area of the person specification, and include 2 references
  • We will acknowledge receipt of the application. 

Access information: if you require the Job Pack in a different format please call us on 020 8788 6943 or email [email protected]  

Equalities information:   Putney Arts Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills to apply, as per our equal opportunities policy. Attached is an equal opportunities monitoring form. 

Data protection: If you are unsuccessful in your job application, we may hold your personal information for up to 12 months. After this date we will destroy or delete your information, in line with current GDPR legislation.

 

 

 

The Group 64 Team

Group 64 has a dedicated team of Theatre Education Professionals, who between them bring an excellent mix of skills and experience.  All staff are DSB checked and have a full interview process and trial period.

The Team

Nicola Sterry - Company Director

Nicola has also worked for Playbox Theatre for Young People, Chicken Shed Theatre Company and London Bubble. She has taught English through drama in South Africa, Italy and Japan. She has a degree in Theatre, Film and Television and a Masters Distinction in Theatre Education. 

To contact Nicola please email - [email protected]

Stacey Burt - Youth Director

Stacey graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2017 with a BA in Drama and Theatre Education and has since worked with Little Creatives, Fresh Arts and Bigfoot Arts Education.   

To contact Stacey please email - [email protected]

Kate Pasco - Associate Director 

Kate is a freelance director, theatre maker and facilitator specialising in making work with and for young people.
Kate worked at G64 from 2010-18 starting life here as a freelance tutor and going on to become the Youth Director. During her time at G64 Kate’s highlights included taking 3 devised productions up to the Edinburgh Fringe, a collaboration with the V&A Museum, curating a 5 day young people’s take over festival, and setting up Little Echo - a theatre company for G64 graduates making work for young audiences.
As Associate Director Kate continues to support the work of G64 and looks forward to future collaborations.

Amy Insole - Associate Director

Amy joined Group 64 in September 2015, as an Assistant Youth Director and became Youth Director in 2018. Amy graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2013 and since then has worked at Queens Theatre Hornchurch across their youth theatre. Since January 2021 Amy has become as Associate Director and continues to offer support and advice. 

As well as working with young people in theatre Amy has directed professional productions at Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Etcetera Theatre, Vaults Festival, Roundhouse Studio and Tristan Bates Theatre

Amie Taylor - Musical Theatre and Drama Tutor

Amie trained at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with BA hons in Theatre with Community Practices.She has worked for Playbox Theatre Company, Half Moon Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, Studio Film School and Harrow Arts Centre Youth Theatre.

As well as working with children and young people in theatre, she performs in and directs her own comedy show: Rudie and Red. As well as founding and facilitating the 10-33 Collective; a collective of professional actors, singers, musicians, choreographers and designers working in London

Katy Morrish - Assistant Youth Director

Katy was a member of Group 64 when she was younger before going to University. She graduated from St John's College, Cambridge with a first class degree in Education, Drama and English. She then went on to train at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for her Postgraduate Masters Degree in Acting. Katy has worked as a drama facilitator and workshop leader for several years across multiple countries with age groups ranging from nursery age children up to adults with organisations such as Theatrebugs, The Pembroke Players, Peace Child and Word on the Curb. Alongside Group 64, Katy works professionally as an actor, including extensive work with touring Shakespeare companies in America and Japan.

G64 Assistants 

In all of our younger classes we have older G64 members acting as Assistants and Mentors, they work with the younger children, to encourage positive group work and to help new or shy members to join in and have fun! Group 64's assistants are an invaluable member of out team and have often been coming to Group 64 for years themselves!  

 

Jobs at Group 64 

ASSISTANT YOUTH DIRECTOR

2 positions available   

Role: Assistant Youth Director 

Terms/Hours: 2 days per week during term time, plus 6/7 holiday projects (days to negotiated)

3 month probation period

Reporting to the Youth Director

Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rata

Starting date: 1st September 2021

 

About Group 64 Theatre for Young People

G64 is a charity and an inclusive young people’s theatre company resident at Putney Arts Theatre. We focus on empowering young people and ensuring their voices are valued and heard, through a creative and safe environment. We work with young people ages 4-19. 

We make theatre for and by young people. Over 200 young people take part in our youth theatre on a weekly basis. We run weekly theatre classes and holiday projects for children and young people aged 4-19, and opportunities to be involved in performance, directing and technical theatre.  

We also have an education department, where we work regularly with local schools, enhancing their curriculum and inviting them to perform on our stage. 

Our emphasis is on creative engagement and sparking the imagination, whilst developing theatre making and performance skills, both onstage and off. Our young people are an important part of the development of the company through a youth committee and our young directors programme. 

We are dedicated to reaching and providing for children who have little access to the arts by offering free and assisted places, we regularly apply for funding so we are able to offer education projects to schools who are in an area of deprivation. We have also created an environment where children who have any additional needs are able to access all our programmes. 

Much of our work is focused around positive mental health and this will continue to be reflected in all our work going forward. 

This is a challenging and exciting time to join our team, we are in the process of developing and changing at a fast pace to ensure we meet the needs of all young people. 

There may be an element of flexibility to the role and as we continue to recover from the pandemic, there may also be the opportunity to increase the role in terms of hours and responsibility going forward. 

Please visit www.g64.org.uk for more information about Group 64 as a company. 

 

Purpose of the role 

The Assistant Youth Director will play an important role in the Group 64 youth theatre, facilitating classes, running holiday projects and the opportunity to direct a  summer performance. They will also provide excellent administration support. 

Key areas of responsibility: 

  • Facilitation, planning and delivery of approximately 4 classes per week
  • Directing, the opportunity to co-direct the summer show for 8-13 year olds
  • Membership administration, to administer all Group 64 new membership forms, which includes dealing with enquiries, payments, signing new members up for free trials, and maintaining the follow-up procedure to trials.
  • Fundraising, being responsible for in-house fundraising for G64 (Organising end of term raffles, cake sales etc)
  • Administration, providing excellent administration support for other members of staff. 
  • Marketing and Social Media Management; marketing all classes and holiday projects on a regular basis, including taking responsibility for social media output
  • Youth Committee, managing the G64 Youth Committee, their termly meetings and fundraising.
  • Holiday projects, to plan and deliver 6 of our holiday projects, ranging in length from 1 - 5 days, dates of projects are subject to negotiation. 
  • Education programme, to run workshops in schools where needed. 

 

Person Specification 

Essential 

  1. Knowledge and understanding and passion for young people’s theatre and arts education
  2. At least 1 year of lead facilitation or co-facilitation experience 
  3. Excellent administration and organisational skills
  4. A proven ability to communicate positively and effectively with young people from a range of backgrounds and with differing needs and their families. 
  5. An ability to work calmly under pressure. 
  6. A desire for a career in Arts Education and Young People’s Theatre  
  7. An ability to be flexible
  8. A valid Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate or willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 
  9.  An ability to work independently and self manage your time effectively,  as well as collaboratively as part of a small hard working team
  10. A commitment to the role and the young people we work with.  Due to the nature of the role and organisation, this opportunity is not suitable for those pursuing acting as a profession.


Desirable

  1. A degree in theatre or arts education, or the equivalent experience 
  2. Experience in teaching musical theatre
  3. Have attended First Aid Training in the past 2 years
  4. Have attended safeguarding training in the last 2 years
  5. Directing experience with young people
  6. Experience in creating and executing a social media strategy
  7. Producing experience
  8. Experience of working with SEND young people


Application details

Deadline:  12th July 12 noon

Interview:  Interview, including a facilitation session will take place on the week of the 2nd August. 

Start date: The successful candidate will be requested to start on the 1st September  2021  

To apply

  • Please send a Cover Letter (no longer than 1 page of A4) and CV to Nicola Sterry at [email protected] ensuring you address each area of the person specification, and include 2 references
  • We will acknowledge receipt of the application. 

Access information: if you require the Job Pack in a different format please call us on 020 8788 6943 or email [email protected]  

Equalities information:   Putney Arts Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills to apply, as per our equal opportunities policy. Attached is an equal opportunities monitoring form. 

Data protection: If you are unsuccessful in your job application, we may hold your personal information for up to 12 months. After this date we will destroy or delete your information, in line with current GDPR legislation.