BYT Trainee Facilitator Programme

Are you interested in a career in drama facilitation?  As Northern Ireland’s biggest and growing children’s drama company, Bright Young Things can offer a rewarding and fulfilled career working with children and young people as a drama facilitator and educator in developing vital soft skills for tomorrows leaders.

Bright Young Things have developed an exciting new Trainee Facilitator Pathway Programme beginning in September 2018 and which will give you all the tools you need to become a freelance facilitator: a wonderfully rewarding, flexible and well-paid job and career for anyone passionate about children and the arts You will be mentored by Bright Young Things founder and Creative Director, Lisa Duffy and work alongside some of the most experienced, energetic and fun facilitators in the business.

All applicants will need to submit an application form and attend a recruitment day. The Trainee Programme will run for 6 months or two terms, and we ask that anyone who wishes to join the programme has volunteered at a minimum of two workshops to experience BYT before joining the trainee programme.

* Please note the BYT Trainee Facilitator Programme is unpaid for the period of the training.


  • No experience required

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 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 Day to be confirmed.

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