Drama Workshop Facilitator

Lightbox Theatre is seeking to recruit a versatile and experienced freelance drama workshop facilitator to plan and deliver weekly drama workshops for young people in St Paul’s, Bristol in early summer.

The Facilitator will deliver a 6 week drama course for young people aged 14-18 years from w/c 7th June – w/c 12th July 2021.  The sessions will take place at a local community centre in St Paul’s on Monday evenings (6.30-8.00pm).

There is also the further possibility of workshops during summer half term break (w/c 31st May), workshops in August and into the autumn.

FEE: £100 per session (freelance)



The practitioner will have considerable experience of single-handedly organising and leading groups for young people, to facilitate workshop sessions involving role-play, storytelling, drama games and music. Supported by an assistant, the Facilitator will facilitate exercises with groups of up to 15 young people (14-19 years old), with the ability to ensure young people feel included, comfortable and have fun in an environment that is playful but safe.

The workshop facilitator is expected to plan sessions (meeting to update the assistant facilitator in advance of each session), as well as sourcing any materials, and attending any relevant training. The sessions will be run in line with government guidance with measures in place to limit Covid 19 transmission (including limited session capacity, social distancing, well ventilated space).

All applicants should have an Enhanced DBS check or be prepared to undergo a DBS check before they can commence work.




– A minimum of 1 year experience working as a drama facilitator and leading workshops with young people, preferably within theatre/live performance industry or in an education capacity.

– A background in drama either through arts educational training, acting or directing

– Experience of using drama with an emphasis on storytelling to facilitate group work with young people who may also be vulnerable


– A self-starter who can lead, take initiative but work well collaboratively

– A skilled and personable communicator able to communicate effectively with young people, local residents, community partners, and reporting to the Artistic Director

– Ability to lead the drama sessions with playful authority, inspiring confidence, self-discovery and encouraging creativity

– A flexible approach to adapt to the needs of the group within each session, changing plans as necessary

– Ability to recognise and intervene when children are either in an unsafe situation, or when the level of response to a child is inadequate or inappropriate

– The ability to work under pressure and to react calmly to any challenging situations within the workshops while maintaining a safe, fun, playful environment

– Good project management skills, organised and self-motivated

– Passionate about drama and working with young people from a range of backgrounds

– Commitment to respecting diversity in all its forms



– DBS checked



Please send a CV and short cover letter (outlining why you are interested in the role, what you hope to bring, and your relevant experience working with young people) to Artistic Director Emma Faulkner at emma@lightboxtheatre.co.uk clearly marked “Facilitator recruitment” in the subject line.

Alternatively, applicants are welcome to send applications in a different format, such as submitting a video instead of a cover letter. Videos should be a maximum of 3-4 mins.

We would also be grateful if you could fill in our Lightbox Theatre_Equal_Opportunities_form  and return with your application (we separate this from your application and it is anonymous).

If you would like an informal chat to find out more please contact Emma Faulkner on 07966613367

St Paul’s is a multi-cultural and diverse community. We encourage people from any background to apply for this position but would particularly welcome applicants from under-represented communities.


Application deadline: Friday 16th April 2021 at 5pm

Interview (via zoom): Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th April 2021