BYT Lead Facilitator – Summer Camps
As a BYT Lead Facilitator for our much-loved Summer Camps you will manage all aspects of your Bright Young Things summer camp week and lead and inspire both the BYT team and our byts towards pre-set camp goals and objectives. You will work closely with the BYT Creative Director to deliver upon the summer camp theme, and child development goals, while working towards an end of week showcase performance for the children’s family and friends. You will have the creative autonomy to develop your own summer camp plan within the framework of the overall summer camp scheme of work and theme.
Please note you could be working with children in camp from age 3-7, 8-12 and/or 12-18.
2019 Camp dates to be confirmed.
- Collaborative BYT team planning for summer camp theme of work and showcase structure
- Creating a plan for each individual camp week, broken down by day.
- Brief workshop team and delegate roles
- Lead facilitating each drama camp to include elements of movement, music, physical theatre, devising, improvisation and text work, especially utilising your own specialist areas and those of the teams
- Directing end of week showcase performance
- Carry out camp administration including leading meeting and greeting of parents and bts attending camp, leading sign in, taking payments and liaising with parents and venue staff with the support of assigned BYT camp team.
- Liaising with BYT safeguarding officer on any children protection or health and safety issues
- Completing camp feedback form at the end of each week for BYT office records
- 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
- Minimum 3 years experience working in children’s and youth drama facilitation within the last 6 years
- Demonstrable experience of lesson planning and developing unique and engaging drama activities
- Demonstrable experience of planning, directing and delivering high quality group performances
- Demonstrable experience working with children from the age of 3
- Demonstrable experience of leading a team to achieve common goals.
- A qualification/training in performing arts
- Educated to A level or equivalent
- Third level qualification in a drama or performing arts-related subject
- Teacher training or facilitation qualification
- Training in child development and policies including facilitation, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities
- 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 ignite our byts energy and engagement
- Playfulness – Fun, play and the ability to be silly is at the heart of everything we do
- Curiosity – 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.
- Exceptional 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
- Excellent leadership skills – Proven ability 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 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