The Garrick Academy of Performing Arts is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Teaching Assistant (with a trained dance background, and able to choreograph for a variety of musical styles) to add to its successful Saturday teaching team.
Working with young people, aged 8-18 years, we are seeking a committed and experienced individual who must be trained in dance, have drama experience, be passionate about performance, and have a history of working with children in a performing arts’ environment.
During the course of the year you may be called upon to devise new work, or co-direct a play or a musical, choreograph dance pieces, run workshops, and therefore a range of drama, dance and musical skills is required.
Being a team player is essential at the GAPA (as your role will include providing support to the tutor you will be assisting, supporting the students (in any one of our three age groups), and the overall team) as is being able to commit to every Saturday teaching session we offer. Our Saturday teaching hours are 9.00 am – 1.30 pm, for three terms each year (a term consists of ten consecutive weeks, plus there are usually some additional hours during show weeks) and we offer £16 per teaching hour.
The role will commence from January 18th, 2020, and you will be joining us part-way through the rehearsal process of our latest production (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Junior).
To apply please email a covering letter stating why you are interested in the post and attach a CV (Word document or PDF) which details your previous teaching/relevant experience. The closing date for this position is at midday, Friday 25th October. Interviews will take place on Saturday 2nd November (and will require you to choreograph a short section from one of the numbers in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Junior). More information will be provided to those who are invited to interview.
Applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Peter Birch – Academy Principal.
Are you looking for a new hobby? Do you have free time? Are you methodical and organised? Do you have creative skills? If so, the Properties and Furniture Department need you.
We are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Head of Props as soon as possible and if you think you have what it takes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Managing props and furniture for all Garrick shows
Attending production meetings and liaising with directors/designers/ASMs
Purchasing or making props as required
We are also looking for enthusiastic people to join the props team
Props for our productions span the plain and ordinary to the strange and bizarre with a whole range of interesting items to source/make over the season.
If you have spare time and would like to help with prop making, set dressing, furniture renovating, maintaining props on an ad hoc voluntary basis, please contact:
Nev Roby, Theatre Manager 0161 925 5133