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We are actively recruiting for passionate and inspiring staff, trustees, freelancers and volunteers that reflect our work and the experiences and backgrounds of our audiences.

Do you think you’d be a perfect addition? Get in touch with the team.

Artistic Director / CEO 

Burnley Youth Theatre is seeking our next Artistic Director / Chief Executive to drive forward our vision and lead the organisation into the future. You will be an inspirational, creative, experienced and strategic leader, who understands the power of theatre and communities.

You will have a passion for building confidence and developing opportunity for individuals and communities through the arts, especially theatre, and be committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity.

We welcome applications from candidates who have a strong track record of leading an arts or cultural organisation, or delivering successful, high-quality accessible projects with an emphasis on children, young people and families. 

You will have an inclusive and collaborative approach to leadership with exceptional entrepreneurial business acumen, finance experience and organisational skills. 

If this is you, we would love to hear from you.


Deadline for Applications:

Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 10am


Stage 1 Interviews will be held Wednesday 15th May 2024 

Stage 2 Interviews will be held Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Marketing Coordinator

Burnley Youth Theatre is recruiting a full time Marketing Coordinator to deliver all marketing activity across Burnley Youth Theatre’s programme of work guided by the Artistic Producer. 

We are looking for a confident communicator with excellent organisational skills, a strong attention to detail and a good eye for design. 

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience of creating content for social media, are able to write effective copy for a range of contexts and have an understanding of how to build relationships with engaged and new audiences.

No two days are the same at Burnley Youth Theatre, it is a dynamic and exciting place to work and during your time with us you will be supported to develop your career and next steps.


Burnley Youth Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity in our workforce and organisation. We positively encourage applicants from all sections of the community, particularly applicants under-represented in the arts workforce, including, but not limited to, applicants of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, applicants who are LGBTQ+, applicants who identify as having a disability and applicants from lower socio-economic communities.

If you would like to be considered for the role please send a CV and covering letter to

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 10am

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024

Casual Front Of House Worker

Join our Casual Front of House Team!

In this role you will work mainly at the front desk, welcoming visitors to our venue and dealing with customers and enquiries.

Due to being a designated key holder, applicants must be aged 18+.

Please complete the form below and a member of staff will be in touch when we have opportunities available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Since Burnley Youth Theatre was established in 1973, volunteers have been a vital part of our team.

You do not need to know lots about the arts to get involved, as long as you’re passionate then you will fit right in.

We have volunteer opportunities in workshop, front of house, marketing and more!

If you want to start volunteering at BYT. Please fill in the application form below to find out more.

Please email if you have any questions.

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