Work with us
We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process to the highest industry standards. This page will be regularly updated with opportunities throughout the year, so please do keep checking back.
Please note that Internships when available are paid posts usually for a fixed term of 6-7 months and will be advertised under Current Vacancies. Other unpaid posts are advertised under Volunteering and Work experience and are for shorter periods usually from one week to 3 months.
The majority of the work undertaken by British Youth Music Theatre operates in a residential setting and even where there is no residential element BYMT still maintains a significant responsibility for the young participants. To this end, aside from any artistic and production staff on a project, there is also a Pastoral Team. The Pastoral Team act in loco parentis to the children in their care and are expected to exercise the same care and control as a responsible parent in securing that the young person’s needs are met and respected.
- Previous experience of safeguarding/pastoral work with young people
- Experience working in a team
- Experience in managing relationships and building rapport with a variety of people including teachers, young people, pastoral and creative staff
- Experience in an arts organisation/environment and interest in applied theatre
Attitudes and Skills:
- To understand when to listen and when to lead
- To understand when to observe and when to intervene
- To understand when to offer support and when to allow independence
- To understand when to be patient and when to be pragmatic
- To understand when to be sympathetic and when to be stern
- To understand when to be compassionate and when to be impartial
- To understand how to communicate clearly and considerately
- To understand how to show respect and how to be respected
Are you the perfect candidate? Please read the relevant Job Description below and complete the APPLICATION FORM. Please send your completed application to our Pastoral Manager, Rosa Higgs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have worked in a pastoral role for BYMT in the last 3 years please email Rosa directly to express your interest.
Pastoral Team Member: JOB DESCRIPTION
Pastoral Lead: JOB DESCRIPTION
We can’t wait to work with you this Easter & summer!
CREATIVE WORK PLACEMENT
Each year, BYMT make a number of training places available for recent graduates or those in their second/third year of higher education, wishing to gain work experience on Musical Theatre projects working with young people. These take the form of assistant roles to professional practioners on our 2-3-week projects nationally across the summer/Easter and are principally for Assistant Musical Directors, Assistant Designers and Assistant Stage Managers. Visit the Creative Trainee Scheme page for further information.
“BYMT has been a great platform for me to learn, take risks, and sometimes make mistakes and generally find my own way into becoming an MD” Sam Sommerfeld, Musical Director and former Creative Trainee
VOLUNTEERING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
If you would like to gain some unpaid work experience or volunteer in the BYMT office, whether you’re at school, college, university, considering a career change or wanting to do some charity work in later life, we may be able to offer you a suitable placement. Applications for these unpaid positions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
It's important to note that, while BYMT Productions take place in various major theatres across the UK, you would be volunteering for administrative work in our London office. See below for some examples. If you are interested in creative work experience on one of our productions as an introduction to working within the industry, see the Creative Trainee Scheme. Short-Term, Full-Time Work Experience Suitable usually for Young People (16-17) who are interesting in taking on some Work Experience as part of their Secondary School or College studies, short-term volunteers will typically volunteer full-time for up to a fortnight. Duties will usually include general administration and occasional research. Medium Term, Full-Time Volunteers Lasting perhaps one to three months, these posts are suitable for somebody recently graduated from Secondary School, College or University, or somebody later in life looking to make a major contribution of their time and skill to BYMT. These volunteers will provide vital support to one of our departments. Previously, roles have included Database Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Production Assistant, and Fundraising Assistant, although we will cater the work to the applicants interests and our current needs.
We will reimburse travel expenses within the Greater London area and provide copious quantities of tea/coffee and chocolate biscuits! If you would like to discuss our volunteering or work experience opportunities, please call us on 02085637725 or email email@example.com. To apply, please send a CV with covering letter, explaining your volunteering interests and availability, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although a great deal of the company's work is devised, we will look at book/librettos and listen to CDs of new work where possible. If you wish to submit material, please send it to the office marked 'Script' and we will put it in a queue to be read. Please note that this may take a substantial amount of time, particularly over the summer months.
“I was given a lot of creative freedom and got a great insight into what a job in marketing might entail. I now plan to go into a job in the arts when I finish my Master's next year!”Heather Welsh, MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths, former Digital Marketing Assistant (intern) for BYMT