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Archived: Youth Theatre Leader – 8-10 year olds

Storyhouse Youth Theatre (Fixed term contract – may extend)

Delivery Days: Saturdays 11.15am – 12.45pm

Reports to: Young Storyhouse Manager


The organisation is structured into four areas of work:

  • Programme. Planning, programming, managing relationships with artists, users and clients
  • Spaces. Delivering the public offer in all event and other spaces
  • Audiences. Selling and communicating the offer to customers, stakeholders and funders
  • Stages. Stage, technical and production management of all activity for the organisation

Purpose of role

As Youth Theatre Leader, you will plan, deliver and evaluate Youth Theatre sessions to 8-10 year olds on a weekly basis.

Storyhouse Youth Theatre is for people interested in seeing, making and performing theatre. It is an opportunity that requires no existing experience. Workshops are built around creating a fun, inclusive environment giving young people the opportunity to work with professionals to develop theatre skills, build confidence and work creatively with other young people.

Your role is to support young people’s participation and development at Storyhouse. The weekly sessions will take place on Saturdays 11.15am – 12.45pm.

This is termly contracted and will be reviewed on a term by term basis.

The role will suit those with some experience in delivering theatre for young people.

Responsibilities and accountabilities

You will:

  • deliver weekly sessions for the Spring Term of Youth Theatre to 8-10-year old’s to the ambitious standard and vision of Storyhouse.
  • devise/direct performance/sharing event at the end of term to be discussed with the Youth Projects Manager.
  • help young people gain and develop new skills and build in confidence, team work and negotiation.
  • work closely with the Young Storyhouse Coordinator to ensure full register details are being completed each week and manage attendance.
  • administration duties.
  • communicate regularly with Youth Theatre Assistants and Volunteers and support their progress through mentoring.
  • deal appropriately with any child protection issues or concerns as outlined in the Storyhouse Safeguarding Policy and Procedure and report to the Young Storyhouse Manager.
  • meet with the Young Storyhouse Manager and communicate with other Youth Theatre Leaders to share learning, plans and adjust work to remain consistent with Storyhouse objectives.
  • support and encourage members when they are moving up into the next age group.
  • attend professional training days where possible.
  • ensure a safe working environment for all Youth Theatre participants, assistants and volunteers.
  • attract new members and ‘be the face’ of Storyhouse.
  • collect evaluations of the sessions from participants in an inclusive way.
  • encourage participants to engage in other Storyhouse activities.
  • undertake any other relevant duties as may from time to time be required by Storyhouse.


  • Comply with all company governance and policies to avoid risks and minimise company liability.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as may, from time to time, be required by Storyhouse.

The role will be based at Storyhouse, Chester.

The role will start on Saturday 18 January. Total of 11 sessions for the Spring Term. There is potential to be extended to the following terms.

For more information including a person specification and for details on how to apply, please visit the website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check.

Fee: £50 per session (Maximum of 2 hour session).

Deadline: 18 December 2019.

Interviews: First interviews will be 7 January 2020. Second interviews will be delivery of a workshop on Saturday 11 January 2020.

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