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Education Manager – Guildford Shakespeare Company

13th April 2021

Salary £24,000-25,000 per annum, depending on experience.

40 hours per week. 12 months fixed term contract, followed by rolling contract after that (subject to a probationary period of 6 months)

Start date – ideally from 26th July but flexible.

Established in 2006, GSC is an award-winning professional site-responsive theatre company based in Guildford.

GSC has a strong and growing Education Department, which currently runs in-house weekly classes (from Primary to Adults). Our work in schools includes stand-alone workshops and tours of plays. We also have a busy outreach department with various projects for young carers, teenagers and families facing mental health issues, residents of our local homeless shelter as well as inter-generational projects between a primary school and care home for the elderly.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable person to join our busy Education Team. Working as the Education Manager, you will play a key role in maintaining our current provision whilst developing the future of GSC’s education work. Your role will include organising and facilitating our existing in-house drama classes, which have a large potential for growth. You will manage in-house and freelance teaching staff (including hiring of freelance staff) and will work closely with the Outreach Manager.

The Education Manager will support and expand our current work in schools and colleges, ensuring GSC continues to offer the most up to date services for teaching Shakespeare, and where required, other curriculum writers. GSC’s productions are fresh and dynamic and our work with schools and colleges must emulate this, exploring these texts as plays written for performance.

GSC are committed to providing exceptional theatre and education experience for everyone. The Education Manager will reinforce this through ensuring the equality and accessibility of the work the Education Department delivers.

It is essential that you have a passion for Shakespeare and the arts, experience of working with children and young people, as well as first-hand experience of the practical application of drama. Applicants must also be fully computer literate, have excellent communication and written skills, and experience of working as part of a small team in a busy office environment.

The successful candidate will have an appetite to learn new skills and develop existing ideas, whilst demonstrating a knowledge of best practice. Ideally, you will be based locally to GSC and be happy to drive the company vehicle where necessary. The post-holder will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this post, please send us your CV with a supporting letter (max one side of A4) to Sarah Gobran at sarah@guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk or GSC, Astolat Pavillion, Lido Road, Guildford, GU1 1FH. The deadline for applications is Thursday 6th May. Earlier applications will be considered.

For more information on our work please visit www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk.