Do you want to help bring disadvantaged groups into the world of theatre? Then here’s the perfect way to inspire young people from all walks of life into this exciting community programme…
The Unicorn is the UK’s leading professional theatre for young audiences, dedicated to inspiring and invigorating young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities, and empowering them to explore the world – on their own terms – through theatre.
Under the new Artistic Director, the REACH community programme has been refreshed to respond directly to the work on their stages and the community groups they work with. The successful candidate will help open the doors of the theatre to disadvantaged groups who may or may not have had access to quality creative activities in the past.
- Understand the particular cultural or socio-economic backdrop of the wider London area, and to build trusting relationships with groups where the Unicorn’s work for young audiences can add real value
- Recommending organisations or contacts to devise bespoke projects
- Maintain close contact with the groups and individuals to ensure attendance and enjoyment, and to manage participant relationships with an understanding of their aims, objectives and challenges
- Ensure the smooth administration and development of projects from planning, through delivery, to evaluation, and be the engine and energy driving each project forward
- Ensure that artists and facilitators are briefed on activities and participants, are administratively supported, and remain clear and on target about the objectives of each project
- To risk assess external venues as required, ensuring that artists and facilitators have clear communications and information, and to be present at project activities to ensure pastoral wellbeing and solid project monitoring
- To work closely with the Box Office and Communications teams to ensure clear legacy strategy and progression routes for every participant, identifying age-appropriate theatre visits and further projects
- To administrate the budgets and activities for each project, collating data and feedback to generate robust reports for self-evaluation and fundraising purposes
- To maintain knowledge and awareness of changing statutory, local government and charity provision to ensure that the Unicorn’s activities remain unique, needed, and accurately envisioned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
- A passion for engaging everyone in cultural activities, a proven belief in the ability of theatre to inspire
- Experience in delivering projects with and for young people
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrable enthusiasm for communicating with people from other cultures or backgrounds
- The ability to evaluate and report on projects
- The tenacity and motivation to work independently and the drive and energy to deliver projects
- Diplomacy, tact and an ability to collaborate with partners
- Ability to work within tight deadlines and pay attention to detail
- This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
- Apply via this link
- Please note that only applications made through the linked application process will be accepted; CVs will not be considered
- In your application, state that you heard about this role through Creative Access