Youth Facilitator

Help shape Freewheelers’ youth provision by delivering an engaging arts programme.

Freewheelers Theatre and Media is an inclusive theatre company that brings disabled and non-disabled performers, tutors and technical staff together with support from the local community. We aim to change perceptions of disability, break down barriers and change lives, through
high-quality, hi-tech, innovative theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts.

We are seeking a Freelance Facilitator to join our team. This role will focus on the delivery and development of our Youth Theatre Drama workshops that take place weekly on Monday evenings at our base in Leatherhead, Surrey.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow and shape Freewheelers’ current youth provision delivering an engaging programme of arts and providing disabled young people with a platform to showcase and develop their interests and talent.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • To plan and deliver an engaging and accessible programme of weekly workshops for our Youth Theatre members (workshops delivered  during term time only). 
  • To motivate, encourage and support Youth Theatre members to take  part in the workshops, supported by volunteers. 
  • To complete and record weekly register and sign in/sign out sheets. • To be the main point of contact for Youth Theatre members and  parent/carers ensuring they are kept up to date with term dates,  workshop schedule, rehearsals and performance dates as and when  relevant.
  • To prepare end of term sharing of projects for family/friends (in  person or online). 
  • To source costume, props and set pieces for projects and performances when necessary in line with the budget outlined by Artistic Director. 
  • To ensure the safety and welfare of Youth Theatre members by  supporting the development and implementation of up to date risk  assessments for workshop activities, as well as rehearsals and  performances etc in collaboration with the Artistic Director. 
  • To keep up to date with our policies, procedures and practices and to  report any safeguarding concerns to our Safeguarding Lead. 
  • To carry out and create a record of annual Spokes reviews with  Youth Theatre members. • To support the completion of relevant grant funding reports, such as  Short Breaks for Disabled Children.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of delivering Drama workshops to young people 
  • Experience of working with disabled people in the arts (desirable)
  • Experience of working with volunteers 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Ability to motivate and engage young people in the arts 
  • Knowledge of the disability arts sector

The details

Contract: Fixed term from January until Easter 2022 with potential extension
Fee: £30 per hour  
Hours: Must be available Monday evenings (during term time) between  4pm – 7.30pm, plus 1.5 hours admin per week.

What’s next?

Please send a CV and a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role, what you hope to bring, and your relevant experience working with young people to our Artistic Director, Brandon McGuire: brandon@freewheelerstheatre.co.uk.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 26th November 2021.