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Workshop assistants

Workshop assistants

ExpiresExpires: 19/05/2024
Application RestrictionsRefugee/Asylum Seeker

Closing date: Sunday 19th May at 5pm

Fee: £2,475 for 5 weeks work across June - September 2024 (London) / £2,950 for 5.5 weeks work across June - September 2024 (Essex)

Location: The role will be required to be on-site at rehearsals (in London or Colchester) and performances (Central London or Harwich)

Start date: Week beginning 17th June


Good Chance and Gecko are looking for two workshop assistants in London and Essex for their new performance project with young people. 

Good Chance is a dynamic theatre company co-creating ground-breaking, heart-thumping theatre. Recent award-winning productions include The Jungle, about the refugee camp in Calais, which has toured the world and The Walk with Little Amal, a major participatory public artwork which travelled from Turkey to the UK and beyond.

Gecko is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav. Founded in 2001, the company has created 8 critically acclaimed shows, 2 Associate Shows and 2 films. Gecko is currently touring their 8th stage production Kin, commissioned by the National Theatre, exploring themes of family, migration, & home.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident person who is keen to work with young people and professional theatre makers and to gain experience as a Workshop Assistant in this exciting new project. The Workshop Assistant will work as part of the creative and administrative team to support the rehearsals and performances. They will work directly with the young people, communicate with them about plans for the rehearsals and performances, support the delivery of the workshops and communicate with parents and carers.

We're looking for someone who is excited to develop their skills and experience, looking for new opportunities, keen to work with lots of different people, passionate about working with young people, and great at problem-solving and being in a busy working environment.

We’re looking for two Workshop Assistants - one based in London, and one based in Essex. The Workshop Assistant role is a training and development role, open specifically to people from a refugee or asylum-seeking background with lived experience of displacement.



  • Communication with young people: be a main contact for the young people during rehearsals and performances, communicate timings and schedules, monitor attendance
  • Support young people: with their learning and development, give advice and feedback on their performances, check their progress
  • Support creative team: develop workshop leading skills by supporting the Local Facilitator and Local Directors to design and deliver the workshops
  • Administration: take notes in rehearsals, check these notes with the creative team and share them with the young people, create daily schedules
  • Set up: make sure rehearsal spaces and any other rooms are set up each day
  • Filming and photography: recording the rehearsals so the creative team can look back at these films, and for social media
  • Communication with the team: in-person, phone and email contact with the creative team, wider project team, partners, young people, parents and carers and wider contacts

What we're looking for

  • Someone who is enthusiastic, dedicated, organised and excited to learn new things
  • Someone with experience working with young people; either gained from supporting and/or leading workshops or teaching in any context, ideally experience working with those from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds
  • A strong interest in theatre and teaching, and keen to develop these skills on a large-scale professional performance project
  • Sensitivity and empathy to different people’s needs

This role is specifically aimed at people from a refugee or asylum-seeking background with lived experience of displacement.


Additional information

Travel expenses for any work required beyond the place you are based will be provided.

Please download the full job description by clicking the 'Apply' button for the project schedule and expected time commitment.


Good Chance is committed to widening access and to equality of opportunity for all staff and freelancers. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are under-represented in the arts sector due to their socio-economic status, ethnic background or disability and from people with lived experience of migration, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at Good Chance.

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Level of experience

  • Entry