National Theatre

The role

Through a varied and busy programme of workshops, events and projects, the Secondary and FE programme inspires active and creative engagement with theatre among students and teachers.

Focusing on National Theatre (NT) repertoire (at the NT, in the West End and through NT Live) and on all aspects of theatre-making, the programme connects work in schools with exciting professional practice. At the heart of the programme is New Views, the NT’s annual playwriting programme and competition for 15- 19 yr-olds, which runs in schools and colleges across the UK.

Through the programme they promote and support the teaching and learning of English, drama and the performing, creative and production arts (including technical skills) in schools and colleges.

The Schools Programme Assistant supports the delivery of this exciting and wide-ranging programme. For more details about the programme:

**Although additional hours may be necessary in order to fulfil the post’s requirements.


  • Support the administration of the programme including taking bookings from schools and teachers, raising sales invoices, liaising with and contracting workshop leaders and the day to day support of events, workshops and projects
  • Assist on Secondary and FE programme events and to ensure that school groups and teachers coming to the NT are made welcome and supported during their visit

  • Respond to general schools’ enquiries by phone and email

  • Support financial processing including raising sales invoices and processing purchase invoices

  • Assist with the maintenance of relevant information databases for the Secondary & FE Programme including recording participation figures

  • Assist with communications with schools and with school recruitment

  • Work closely with the operations team and the Secondary and FE Coordinator to ensure the

    smooth running of events

  • Act as a first point of contact for schools and have a good knowledge an of all NT Learning programmes and projects and how schools and teachers can engage with the NT

  • Undertake training to support your professional development and as required for your role

  • Any other duties which may reasonably be required including work as required on other Learning department programmes including the Primary School, Family and Young
    Peoples programmes

Person specification

Fulfilling the following criteria is advantageous but we will give full consideration to applicants who can demonstrate equivalent or transferrable skills.

  • A strong interest in the arts and theatre in particular

  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Good communication skills including face-to-face, on the phone and in writing

  • Good computer literacy including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Problem-solving skills

  • The ability to prioritise and take ownership of tasks

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • A willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional early morning, evening and weekend work

How to apply

Link to apply:

Closing date: Monday 7th October 2019 at 12 Noon

1st Round Interview dates: Week commencing 21st October
2nd Round Interview dates: Week commencing 28th October

Further queries: email