Outreach Arts Practitioner Vacancy

Job Title:         Outreach Arts Practitioner

Salary:            £18,000 (Pro Rata) £10,800 (Actual)

Hours:              Part Time 21hrs 45mins per week

Contract:         Fixed term until March 31st 2021

Responsible to:     Interim Artistic Director

Burnley Youth Theatre is looking for an experienced and skilled arts practitioner to take lead on the delivery of the organisations youth and family outreach practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering drama and arts based workshops and projects that aim to engage underrepresented and disadvantaged young people and families living within Burnley and East Lancashire. The Outreach Arts Practitioner will build sustainable relationships with young people and families within the community as well as build and maintain relationships with local schools, service providers, community gate keepers and other partners.

This is predominantly an outward facing role which requires an understanding of the arts within community and education practice.  A confident, creative and energetic approach to delivery is required together with a hard working attitude. You will need to work on your own initiative as well as work effectively as part of Burnley Youth Theatre’s wider artistic team.  We are looking for an individual who is willing to work flexible hours, who demonstrates excellent communication and organisation skills, who has the ability to follow clear instructions and who is able to meet deadlines and complete projects and tasks in a timely manner.

We would especially like to encourage applicants from diverse and minority backgrounds to apply. Applicants should be willing to undertake a DBS Check.

Deadline for applications: 10am Monday 8th July 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 15th July 2019

About Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is a vibrant arts organisation that was initially established in 1973 by a group of volunteer parents who wanted a safe place where their children could go and participate in drama based activities. Over the past 45 years, the organisation has grown significantly, we now operate from a purpose built theatre venue and our facilities include a 158 seat theatre, 3 studio spaces and 2 outdoor performance spaces.

Our core purpose is to engage young people and families in the creative arts. We provide activity across a range of art forms including drama, dance, musical theatre and film and we aim to provide inclusive opportunities that are accessible to everyone. As a charity, the work we deliver sits within our charitable aims and contributes to our mission statement ‘to creatively inspire children and young people to take their next steps’. Burnley Youth Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation, regularly funded by Arts Council England.

Please see the Application Pack which includes the Job Description and Person Specification. Please complete the provided Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form by 10am Monday 8th July 2019. Interviews week commencing 15th July 2019.

Please send by email to jo.watchorn@burnleyyouththeatre.org or by post to:

Jo Watchorn


Burnley Youth Theatre

Queens Park Road


BB10 3LB

Please note that only applications completed on the provided application form will be accepted – we will not accept CVs so please do not send. We will also not accept late applications as the short listing will take place on the date of the application deadline.

If you need any further information or an informal chat about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Harney, Interim Artistic Director at louise.harney@burnleyyouththeatre.org

Application Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form