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Lead Facilitators Theatre31, Icon Theatre


Icon Theatre is searching for two talented individuals, passionate about working with hard to reach and disadvantaged young people in theatre, to join our team as Lead Facilitators (Medway/ Sheppey) and work with us to deliver our innovative and ambitious programme Theatre31.

Theatre31 is one of five flagship Youth Performance Partnerships in the UK, funded by ACE/DCMS.  The programme is delivered in partnership with Medway Council, Medway and Sheppey LCEPs, Ideastest, Kent County Council and ROH Bridge. 

Inspired by the idea that cultural and artistic activities are a human right for all children and young people, Theatre31 aims to empower 2000 children and young people across Medway and Sheppey to commission, co-create and engage in performing arts activities by June 2022. 

The Lead Facilitators will design, develop and deliver new youth theatre bases; support the Youth Panels to strategically lead Theatre31; set up and deliver workshops to engage new children and young people; and support participants to access the wide range of opportunities offered by the Theatre31 programme. One Lead Facilitator will mainly be working in Medway, the other mainly in Sheppey.  The roles are for a fixed term until August 2022 when the programme will complete.

We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, positive thinkers with a practical ‘can-do’ approach and a strong, practical understanding of inclusivity and the ethos underpinning youth led facilitation, who are able to work well independently and collaboratively in a variety of creative, community, schools and professional settings.  Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. 

Icon Theatre believes theatre is for all and promotes diversity and access across its activities. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds. 

To apply, please download the recruitment pack 

If you require this pack in an alternative format, or would like to discuss the role before applying, please email

Applications deadline: 12 noon, 17 August 2020 

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