Youth Arts Lead

Youth Arts Lead
P/T, 18.5 hours per week
Maternity Cover
Fixed term contract from 1st May 2018 to 31 January 2019 or return of postholder
£28,774.77 pro rata
£14,387.39 actual

Youth Arts Lead
Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face? Can you lead a small team delivering regular workshops in Ammanford and Brynaman and outreach work across South Wales.

Mess Up The Mess have been working with the hardest to reach young people in our communities since 2007. Our vision is to make “awkward and brave theatre, by, for and with young people.”

We’re looking for an experienced youth arts worker with a drama or performing arts background to deliver sessions and lead and mentor the creative delivery team whilst our Artistic Director takes maternity leave. This will include 3 local weekly drama workshops and sessions, and projects with partner youth groups as part of our Big Lottery Funded Well Iawn project. Experience of engaging hard to reach and disadvantaged young people and knowledge of how drama and the arts can improve individual young people’s wellbeing is essential for this role.

This post has been funded by BBC Children in Need.

Applicants who are interested in applying must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.

Download an application pack:

YAL Job Pack

Application Form-YAL-2018

Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 1.00 pm

Selection Day: Thursday 22nd March 2018. Selection will include an interview during the day and a leading a practical workshop session in the evening.

Candidates invited for interview will be notified by telephone.  If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a check against the Children’s barred list, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.

Supported by BBC Children in Need