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Youth Theatre Apprentice
This scheme is an ideal opportunity for anyone planning to pursue a career in the theatre to gain an insight into how a theatre works.
The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre is one of the busiest and most dynamic in the south of England, producing high quality productions in a wide range of genres including devised work, contemporary theatre, musicals and the classics. We also run a host of weekly classes, school workshops and holiday weeks.
Our Apprentice is a vital part of a small but dedicated team based in a busy producing and receiving theatre. The Apprentice will end their time at the Yvonne Arnaud having worked extensively in practical theatrical disciplines including lighting, sound and prop and costume making. He or she will also spend time during the year with our marketing, funding and theatre operations departments.
Within the Youth Theatre itself, the apprentice will work on up to eight productions during the year (including stage managing our two-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), assist and possibly lead holiday workshops, and play a prominent role in our schools workshops throughout the year
Our Apprentice will have:
- excellent communication skills
- the ability to engage with a variety of people both within and outside the theatre
- enthusiasm to work with young people from age 6 to 21+
- good personal and organisational skills
- good computer and numeracy skills
- strong self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative
- the ability to work well within a strong team environment
- a clean driving license (preferred)
Salary: circa £9,000 - £11,500 depending on age and experience
The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced CRB check
Interview workshops will be held on July 11th and 12th.
Work experience placements are available throughout the year* in the Youth and Back Stage departments. We encourage applications from all age groups, from anyone who has an interest in learning how a professional producing theatre operates.
For an information pack on Work Experience at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, please download it here or contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator on 01483 44 00 77 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in applying please fill out the form here and email it over to the above address.
*Please note that there are no placements in either department over the Christmas period. There are also no more placements available at all for the weeks of June 24th, July 1st, July 8th and July 15th 2013
NB: The week that you want may not be available when you complete your application so make sure you list alternative weeks when filling in the form.