British Youth Music Theatre- Production Assistant

Production Assistant

British Youth Music Theatre (formerly Youth Music Theatre UK) is a national performing arts education charity that specialises in creating brand new music theatre.

The Production Assistant will particularly support the Associate Producer and Admissions Manager in their work, to ensure the delivery of BYMT’s main artistic programme, including up to 15 new theatre productions and residential skills courses.

Employer

British Youth Music Theatre

Location

London, Peckham

Hours

25 Hours p/w

Salary

£10.85 p/h (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions

1

Deadline

10.00am Fri 10 Dec 2021

British Youth Music Theatre (formerly Youth Music Theatre UK) is a national performing arts education charity that specialises in creating brand new music theatre.

We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.

As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, BYMT is a youth theatre like no other putting young people at the centre of the creative process to produce vibrant, innovative and original works in some of the UK's top venues and festivals.

We work with people aged 11-21 from any and every background and our courses offer significant personal and educational benefits: developing self-esteem as well as improving communication and team-work skills whilst working in a professional environment.

The role also involves internal administrative tasks, working with other departments. Duties shall include, but not be limited to:

Organising and preparing for Production meetings

Shadowing the Executive/Associate Producer during meetings

Liaising with venues/theatres and technical staff over hires

Liaising with cast members and musicians

Assisting with read-throughs and rehearsals as required

Printing scripts, scores and cast lists

Updating database with staff and young people’s details

Using the database and Excel to manage production information

Updating guest lists and ensuring invitations are sent out

Helping to organise and monitor production spend

General administration; office tidiness and cleanliness (dealing with phone enquiries, kitchen duties, etc.) Assisting with theatre productions and projects as required.

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

An interest in music and/or the arts and working with young people.

Able to represent BYMT and follow the company code of conduct. Adaptable, determined and able to work well under pressure.

Confident use of IT and able to work online effectively and responsibly (IDEAL not essential).

Able to use Microsoft Office (IDEAL not essential).

Good communication (including clear written English) and organisation skills.

Enthusiastic and hard-working with excellent attention to detail.

Can work independently with some supervision.

We are looking for someone who is helpful and keen to learn.

People who are creative in some way, with good communication skills and an eye for detail, would do well in this role.

The right candidate could go on to a job in the theatre industry or transfer the experience to other roles in production, such as in tv, film or music.

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in young people and helping them to fulfil their potential

Someone who wants to work in production – theatre, music, tv, film

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

  • If interested please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach before the 10:00 am 1st of Dec

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