Current positions available
Hours: 2 days (16 hours) per week from March 2021 – December 2022
Reporting to: This position reports to the Executive Producer
Supervising: This position supervises the following staff: Teaching artists as required.
Additional Conditions: Due to the nature of the position, evening and weekend work will be required.
The successful candidate will need to undergo a working with children check prior to confirmation of employment. The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in Australia.
The Youth Theatre Director will lead and inspire a professional level of theatre training and skill-building for young people throughout the Northern Rivers region, creating a dynamic and engaged community of young theatre makers and practitioners. In collaboration with staff and associate artists, the Youth Theatre Director will provide leadership to realise the development and delivery of the Youth Theatre Hub, and contribute to the realisation of the strategic and artistic goals of the organisation.
This is a new position that will play a key role in the strategic development and delivery of NORPA’s Youth Theatre Hub, both within Lismore and across the region and achieve the following:
- Plan, deliver and evaluate NORPA’s Youth Theatre programme in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Executive Producer and Education Coordinator
- Develop and deliver new programmes (weekly, holiday and masterclasses) for young people across the Northern Rivers region
- Provide administrative support to staff and ensure the smooth running of youth programs
- At least 3 years experience in leading or organising youth theatre workshops and events
- A passion for and commitment to working with young people, including young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in quality arts activities
- Experience of working with a professional production team
- An understanding and experience of inclusive arts practice of working with young with disabilities
- Training in and experience of working within safeguarding policies and procedures
- Experience of gathering monitoring and evaluation information and creating reports for funders
- Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities
- Computer literate and competent in use of Microsoft Office
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a teamwork
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience of providing one-to-one guidance to young people
- Experience of creating and managing budgets
- Experience of collaborative work, across a broad range of theatrical forms
- Experience of working in partnership with non-arts organisations
- Knowledge of current developments in youth arts practice
How to Apply
Please download the position description to find out more about the position including responsibilities.
Your application should include the following:
- A cover letter highlighting your key skills and experience (One (1) A4 page)
- A statement demonstrating how your skills and experience address each of the selection criteria (No more than three (3) A4 pages)
- A current resume, including contact details for two referees (No more than two (2) A4 pages)
Please email your application by 5pm Friday 12 February 2021 with Youth Theatre Director in the subject line to: [email protected]
If you would like more information about the position, please email [email protected]
Applicants who do not respond to the selection criteria will not be considered for an interview.