BYT Assistant Facilitator – Summer Camps

As a BYT Assistant Facilitator for our much-loved Summer Camps you will support all aspects of your Bright Young Things summer camp week, working closely with the BYT Lead Facilitator and other team members to inspire our byts towards pre-set camp goals and objectives. You will work to deliver upon the summer camp theme, and child development goals as part of the scheme of work and camp plan, while working together as a team towards delivering an end of week showcase performance for the children’s family and friends. Your creative input will be sought and you will have the opportunity to lead aspects of the summer camp programme of work, and bring your own areas of specialism to the children.

Please note you could be working with children in camp from age 3-7, 7-12 and/or 12-18.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and input to the BYT team planning for summer camp theme of work and showcase structure
  • Input ideas to the Lead Facilitator for each individual camp week
  • Actively engage in daily camp briefing and debrief and amend workshop plans accordingly.
  • Assist with all aspects of drama facilitation for each drama camp to include elements of movement, music, physical theatre, devising, improvisation and text work, especially utilising your own specialist areas.
  • Assist with the delivery of the end of week showcase performance
  • Carry out camp administration including liaising with parents and bts attending camp, advising parents on costumes, taking photos or videos for marketing support, feeding into camp reports.
  • Advising lead facilitator and BYT safeguarding officer on any children protection or health and safety issues. Escorting junior camp members to the toilet and supporting regular headcounts.
  • Attending summer camp briefing and training days (2 full days in June 2019)

Must have access to own transport

All camp team members will receive full Access NI Certificate and extensive in-house training

Pay and available weeks will be discussed on recruitment and selection day

  • Experience in an area of performing arts
  • Proven experience of working with children and young people

Essential Criteria:

  • Training in drama or performing arts
  • Educated to GCSE level, including English/ Drama

Desired Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in a relevant field
  • Training in field of education
  • Energy – We never stand still, and we literally do not come out of character or stop in any of our classes, so energy and careful planning of a class flow is essential to maintain our byts energy and engagement
  • Playfulness – Fun, play and the ability to be silly is at the heart of everything we do
  • Curiousity – Always curious, Always using our imaginations, Always asking questions
  • Passion – About acting, about the arts, and about the ‘Power of Drama’ to unlock every child’s fullest potential and build their confidence, communication and creativity for life.
  • Strong communication skills – Present issues and ideas to a group in an accessible and engaging way; Communicate appropriately and empathetically with parent/guardians; Effective written, verbal & non verbal communication with all age groups
  • Developing leadership skills – The potential to engage and inspire a group of people from age 3.
  • Collaboration – We want to learn from each other. Everyone at BYT needs to be committed to continuous professional development and always updating our skills and techniques
  • Commitment – Every child, every class, every objective, every interaction matters

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application through the online application form only.

Please state which roles you are applying for. Upload your CV and a cover letter within the application, which tells us why you want to work for Bright Young Things, and what you will bring to the BYT Team.

Application Deadline:                        Ongoing

Recruitment and Selection Dates to be confirmed.

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