Workshop Facilitator & Schools Company Manager/Stage Director, Shakespeare Schools Festival

At Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF), we use the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.

We are a cultural education charity that gives young people of any ability and background the skills they need to succeed in life. Our work instils curiosity and empathy; aspiration and self-esteem; literacy and teamwork – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

Our annual Festival uses a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and young people in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings on professional theatre stages – hundreds of nights across the country, every autumn in the world’s largest youth drama festival.

SSF is looking for experienced freelance theatre workshop facilitators and creative practitioners to work as part of our 2019 Festival. Stage Directors are part of our Delivery Team, which develops and delivers our annual events; theatre workshops and performance nights in 140 professional theatres across the UK. They ensure the young people and teachers from our 1,000 participating schools have an engaging, ambitious and thrilling experience ofShakespeare.

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To apply for this role, please submit a one-page cover letter and a copy of your CV to by 24th April 2019.

In your cover letter, please tell us about:
(i) Experience of facilitating theatre-based workshops with young people
(ii) Experience of directing work with young people
(iii) Why you care about engaging young people with Shakespeare
We actively encourage applicants from BME communities and people with disabilities.

Training days at £130 per day
Workshop day and Performance day total at £320
(£140 for full Workshop Day and £180 for full Performance Day)

Attend training on 29th and 30th August or 2nd and 3rd September 2019 in London or Manchester. Deliver Festival dates between 16th September and 29th November 2019

We are looking for experienced theatre facilitators and creative practitioners to work as part of our 2019 Festival.