British Youth Music Theatre

Production Assistant

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.

We are looking for someone who is helpful and keen to learn. Someone who wants to work in production – theatre, music, tv, film. 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.








£10.85/hr (London Living Wage)Default text

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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

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.


  • Good all-round level of education is preferable, but not essential.
  • Some experience or interest in music or drama. Good people skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Able to get on with a variety of people: young people, parents, theatre staff, teachers.
  • Good people skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Good time management
  • 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.

Applications for this role are now closed.

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Part of Kickstart

This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.