Manchester Art Gallery- Drama Practitioner

Manchester Art Gallery is on the lookout for two early career drama practitioners (or those whose practice comprises storytelling, performance poetry or theatre-making) to join our team
of freelance creatives.

Successful candidates will take part in a paid 5-day training programme and following this become part of the team who regularly work with schools


  • Creative and inspiring facilitators who are keen to work with children and young people and willing to learn how to use the gallery and drama to help them make sense of their world and
    find creative voice.
  • They are keen to work with global majority creatives as they are currently under-represented
  • Individuals who will help inspire and connect with communities from across the city
  • You should have
    • Ability to work at Manchester Art Gallery, with some regular availability between Tuesday – Friday, 9am-3pm
    • Strong values of equity and inclusion
    • Passionate about arts and culture with an eagerness to learn
    • 18 years old or older
    • Have had at least 3 years informal or formal training in some form of drama practice
    (this could include, for example, regular attendance in a youth or young people’s
    theatre group)
    • Experience of leading a drama or creative activity with others (children and young
    people or adults), in a paid or unpaid capacity

There is a fee of £500 for the initial phase which will be one week’s work spread during September/October, this will involve training and piloting of workshop.There will be an additional fee of £800 for either 4 full days or 8 half days to deliver workshops with schools. Following this stage there will be a regular fee of £100 for each workshop. The workshops last 90 minutes and you will be expected to be at the Gallery for three hours to set up and down and contribute to evaluation.


Published on:
9 Jun 2022


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