Education Coordinator Vacancy

Job Title: Education Coordinator

Salary: £21,000 (Pro Rata) £12,600 (Actual)

Hours: Part Time 21hrs 45mins per week

Contract: Maternity cover for up to 12 months from Jan 2020 to Dec 2020

Responsible to: Artistic Director

Burnley Youth Theatre is looking for an experienced and skilled arts practitioner to take lead on the delivery of the organisations education practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, delivery and management of our schools programme. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated drama practitioner who understands the value of bringing drama and the creative arts into education settings and the impact that can have on children, young people and teachers. You will have a background in drama with specific experience of working with children and young people in a school setting.

This is predominantly an outward facing role which requires an understanding of the arts within education.  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 28th October 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 6th November 2019  

About Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is a vibrant arts organisation that was initially established in 1973. 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 28th October 2019. Interviews Wednesday 6th November 2019  

Please send by email to 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

Application Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

CPD for teachers