Job Opportunities

We are looking for up to 25 teachers from across England to form a representative Think Tank to work with us in our action research.

We’ve been incredibly busy in this last year, reaching and supporting schools and teachers with high quality resources. We are now looking to the recovery and using money from the Cultural Recovery Fund to run a programme of deep thinking with teachers to plan our work into the next 5 years.

Key dates and schedule

  • Deadline for EoIs: Tuesday 27th April 9am
  • Selection meets (zoom): Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April(if selected you will hear from us by 7pm on Friday 30th April)
  • Programme dates w/c 3rd May – w/c 26th June

What’s the commitment?

  • 8 x weekly Artist-led meetings: you’ll meet with the Artist and Teachers from your Area for 2-hour sessions, scheduled to suit your group.
  • Up to 4 larger, national meetings where Areas groups come together.

Together we will explore research questions on schools’ needs post pandemic and how we can meet them:

  • How can theatre help and support teachers and students post pandemic?
  • What are the barriers in schools to accessing work from theatre sector currently?
  • How can we rethink our models to meet needs of schools and shape a sustainable, affordable way of working?
  • How do we keep access at top of our planning priorities?

We want to work with teachers to explore issues and ways we can respond. Come and join us as we do this work.

Who do we want to hear from?

We are looking for Drama Teachers, Heads of Drama, Heads of Year, NQTs and teachers in Senior Leadership roles to join us for an 8-week programme (3rd May – 30th June) for 2 – 3 hours per week.

How will the Think tank work?

We will recruit 3 – 5 teachers from five Areas across England (North, Midlands, South East, South West and London). You’ll work with an Artist from your Area and the Theatre Centre team. You’ll be introduced to the programme scope and remit, explore the research questions and work through the planned activity. You’ll also come together as a national Think Tank as part of the action research.

How do you benefit?

You’ll be part of a 2 month-long professional development programme with a community of creative, curious, diverse and adventurous teachers and artists. You’ll be part of a research project that will shape our work and report findings that will be shared with the theatre sector. You’ll build deep relationships; strengthen your networks, stretching your own practice and developing your skills and insights.

Express your interest

We’re asking teachers to complete a short online Expression of Interest form, which should take around 15 minutes to fill in.

Please click here to Express Your Interest

We’ll make selections based on your responses and bearing Area balance in mind. If you have any questions and would like to chat to us further about the Think Tank before you submit your expression of interest then come and join us on Wednesday 21 April anytime between 5:00pm – 6:30pm for a drop-in session (on Teams or Zoom). Sign up here.

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Work Placements

Due to Covid-19, we are currently working remotely and not able to offer placements but if you’d like to hear more about our work, get in touch to have a conversation. We’d love to hear from you.

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