Duty Managers

To be part of a small and dedicated team managing the building, and all aspects of front of house for programmed events and room hire bookings evening and weekends. Flexible hours. To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] 

Turrets Youth Theatre Leader (Maternity Cover) 7-month Freelance Contract

(This is a part time role – Wednesday evenings with additional time by mutual agreement)

The Witham in Barnard Castle is recruiting an experienced facilitator as maternity leave cover for the existing Turrets Youth Theatre Director. The new freelance contractor will have the opportunity to build on recent successes and lead inspiring weekly sessions developing drama skills and building confidence for children and young people in junior (age 6-11) and senior (age 12-18) groups.

The programme for the next academic year has been outlined. The successful candidate will partner with the existing leader and her assistant, taking on more responsibility during the term, pending her departure for maternity leave which is currently projected as being at the end of the Christmas term – although this could change. Thereafter, the newly appointed freelance contractor will take a more direct role is shaping the existing outline plan and leading activities supported by the existing freelance assistant.

Groups meet weekly after school on Wednesdays during term time, and typically run from 4pm to 7:15pm. In the run up to productions and during half-terms there may be longer sessions. We plan to have a period of shadowing/handover with the current Youth Theatre Leader in November 2023 ie 1 meeting and 4 youth theatre sessions. Weekly sessions run from January 10th to July 3rd 2024 (including two half-term dates and tech/dress/show week) – a total of 27 sessions. There is likely to be 6 catchup/progress/evaluation meetings spread across the 6 months. The fee for this will be £5,755 inclusive of planning and travel.

To be the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate your successful track record of working with young people and have a background in theatre making. During the assignment, you will need to ensure that the team meets safeguarding standards and maintains GDPR-compliant records.

Maternity Cover Dates
Freelance Fees Overview

To apply, please send your CV and the names of two referees to [email protected] Please also include a paragraph (no more than 300 words) about why you would be excited to work with Turrets Youth Theatre and what skills/experience you would bring to the role. Application deadline is 5pm on Monday 25 Sept. We look forward to hearing from you!

Online interviews: likely to be 9th or 10th October
In person interview (including meeting Youth Theatre members): likely to be 18th October.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch informally at [email protected]

Café Bar Staff

Would you like to play your part in the successful operation of Barnard Castle’s Arts Centre? 

We’ve a busy autumn season coming up and we’re looking for experienced café and bar staff who can cover shifts during the day, on Saturdays and in the evenings as part of our small and dedicated team. To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] . 

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]