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Post: Assistant Youth Director

Reports to: Creative Learning Director and Company Manager

Terms of Contract: 2 days per week (Wednesday 1pm – 7.30pm, Friday 3.30pm – 7.30pm and Saturday 8.30am – 1.30pm) plus holiday projects and rehearsals.

Salary: £23,000 pro rata pro annum

Holiday Allowance: 12 days inclusive of bank holidays

Probation: 3 months

Notice Period: 6 weeks


The Assistant Youth Theatre Director will work alongside the Creative Learning Director to deliver a range of activities for Group 64 Youth Theatre. This will include planning and delivery of youth theatre classes, planning and delivery of holiday projects, membership administration, social media marketing and directing our Junior Young Company and Summer Show.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitation – planning and delivery of approximately 4 classes per week

Directing – our Junior Young Company 2025 and Summer Show which includes applying for rights, scheduling and planning rehearsals, designing and sourcing costumes and set, liaising with technical help.

Membership administration – to administer all Group 64 new membership applications, 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, production photo 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 shared 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.

Education programme – to support the education department where needed.

Person Specification


  • Knowledge, understanding and passion for young people’s theatre, arts education and young people’s mental health.
  • At least 1 year of lead facilitation or co-facilitation experience
  • Directing or assistant directing experience with young people
  • A proven ability to communicate positively and effectively with young people from a range of backgrounds and with differing needs and their families.
  • An ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • A desire for a career in Arts Education and Young People’s Theatre
  • An ability to be flexible
  • A valid Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate or willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
  • An ability to work independently and self manage your time effectively, as well as collaboratively as part of a small hard working team
  • 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.


  • A degree in theatre or arts education, or the equivalent experience
  • Have attended First Aid Training in the past 2 years
  • Have attended safeguarding training in the last 2 years
  • Experience in creating and executing a social media strategy
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Producing experience
  • Experience of working with young people with additional social or learning needs.
  • Have attended Mental Health First Aid Training in the past 2 years.
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity.

Application Process

We want everyone who believes they meet the person specification to feel comfortable and confident applying for this role. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

It is our responsibility to make the application process accessible – if you require this pack in a different format or if you would like to apply in a different way, please email Stacey Burt on [email protected]


Please apply by submitting either

  • your CV and a cover letter (maximum 1 A4 page) setting out how you meet the person specification, with two professional references.
  • or an equivalent video (no longer than 2 mins)

by 12 noon on Tuesday 20th February to [email protected]. We would also like an equal opportunities form to be completed which can be found here.

Interview Process

We will contact you to let you know that we have received your application.

If we invite you to an interview, there will be at least one 20 minute facilitation task and admin task that will take place as well as an interview. If you would like to know the interview questions in advance then we can send these to you, as well as who is on the interview panel.

Our interviews will take place Thursday 29th February 3pm or later (if you can’t make this date but are interested in the role please let us know)

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: Tuesday 20th February at 12 noon

Interview: Thursday 29th February

Ideal start date 13th March, this however is flexible.

About Group 64 Theatre for Young People (also known as G64) 

G64 is an inclusive young people’s theatre company which is part of the Putney Arts Theatre charity. 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 run education and outreach, where we work regularly with local schools, enhancing their curriculum and inviting them to perform on our stage. Over the next year we will also be running and Intergenerational Project in Roehampton

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. 

Please visit for more information about Group 64 as a company.