Youth Theatre Assistant

Youth Theatre Assistant

What is a Youth Theatre Assistant?

Falkirk Youth Theatre (FYT) is a group for young people aged 7 – 18 years interested in drama and musical theatre. During term time, over 100 members meet weekly to work with professional tutors on voice, movement, and drama work. FYT performs two musical theatre productions each year: Juniors ( P3 – P7) in June and Seniors (S1- S6) in November. Assistants may take on a variety of roles during workshops and performances, including assisting with
smaller group rehearsals, musical accompaniment, backstage chaperoning and stage crew.

What’s in it for you?

  • Enhance existing skills in drama, music and dance
  • Improve skills working with young people
  • Practical experience of a theatre setting
  • Opportunities to see performances
  • References can be provided for volunteers upon request

What’s involved?

  • Attending weekly rehearsals to assist with young people in dance, drama or music sessions.
  • Responding to the needs of the production and applying skills where required. Tasks may vary and can be suited to the individual’s skills. For example:
    • Musical Accompaniment, Prop Making, Assisting with set build and design, Programme, Design , Marketing etc
  • Chaperoning

Skills, Attitude, and Experience Required

  • This opportunity would suit someone with an interest in working with young people and in theatre.
  • You should be friendly, patient and approachable
  • You should be punctual and presentable
  • You should be willing to follow instructions and input ideas in a group setting


Other important information

Location: Mainly at Grangemouth Town Hall, 27 Bo'ness Rd, Grangemouth FK3 8AN; Performances at FTH Theatre, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS

Time Commitment: Flexible, as and when available/required. We run 4 terms each year in line with the school dates. Sessions are on Sundays from 10am – 12 noon (Juniors) and 1pm - 4pm (Seniors) We would be looking for a minimum of 4 sessions commitment.

Contact: Hazel Beattie, Arts Development Officer Performing Arts
01324 590717 hazel.beattie@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Training: No training required

Expenses: Travel expenses will be provided upon request up to an amount of £2.80 per volunteering shift. Volunteers must provide receipt of travel (e.g. bus ticket).l

How to apply
Please complete the online application form here.

If you require a hard copy, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at FCTvolunteering@falkirkcommunitytrust.org or phone 01324 503 614.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

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