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 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 


  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.


  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.