Creative Access
Learning & participation artists

Learning & participation artists

locationBirmingham, UK
ExpiresExpires: 06/06/2022
Fixed term contract
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Drama / Musical Theatre / Spoken Word / Performing Arts 

Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract working with primary or secondary schools

Salary: £25,849 pa pro rata

Location: Birmingham B5 4TB


If you are passionate about the performing arts, young people and their development - and increasing opportunities for all - apply!

As a proud, independent charity we are on a mission to enrich the cultural life of the region and our vision is clear; we are creating a world-class cultural scene for our region with Birmingham Hippodrome firmly centre stage.

The strength of Birmingham Hippodrome comes from our people; real people with their own thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities that bring their unique perspective and experiences to our team. We are committed to placing inclusion at the heart of all we do, making it central to our decision making. We are breaking down barriers and building relationships for us to become a more equitable place for audiences, artists, participants, and our own teams. We do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.

We are looking for people to join us on this journey at a pivotal time in our evolution; recognising our people and network of talented freelancers and volunteers are core to the growth and success of the organisation. 

The future of Birmingham Hippodrome is you.


About the role

We have two roles in our Learning & Participation team, to work with schools that are part of our Hippodrome Education Network (HEN). Depending on your skills and background, you will plan and deliver high quality, inspiring and exciting Learning projects and activities in primary or secondary schools.



  • You will help raise our profile, by collaborating with school staff to design and implement a programme of activity to meet school objectives as well as the needs of students with a focus on drama and theatre
  • Whether involved in drama or musical theatre projects you will ensure you provide impact, opportunity and personal and skills development for the young people of our city region
  • You will monitor and evaluate work against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and submit project reports
  • You will share your expertise to support colleagues across the team. Important will be the ability to support and promote partner schools’ codes of practice regarding discipline, professional conduct and equality of opportunity


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • For these roles, you must have professional experience in one of the specialisms of Drama, Theatre and Spoken Word or Musical Theatre
  • You will have worked in secondary or primary school settings with young people as well as delivered activities in education and community settings
  • You will also possess a good understanding of current trends within theatre and arts education and be familiar with devising and leading workshops as well as producing performances
  • You will have sound knowledge of safeguarding issues, particularly in relation to children and young people
  • Excellent communication, relationship building and organisational skills


These roles will require a DBS check.

If you are passionate about the performing arts, young people and their development - and increasing opportunities for all - you can enjoy a new stage for your skills by visiting our website via the link and applying online.

Recognising under-representation in our workforce of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, and disabled people, we particularly welcome applicants from those backgrounds, identities and experiences.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

    Salary range

    • £20,000 to £30,000 per year