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Volunteer Support

Volunteer Support

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, London

  • Sector:

    Volunteer

  • Contract type:

    Volunteer

  • Contact:

    Volunteers

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    LF1704_1537350358

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-18

Chickenshed is a theatre company based in Southgate, North London, and with a branch in Kensington and Chelsea. The company's vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed's mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

For over 40 years Chickenshed has pioneered an inclusive performance methodology. As well as offering over 250 performances per year at our purpose-built theatre, Chickenshed is also an educational establishment delivering BTEC, Foundation Degree and BA courses. With huge Children's Theatre and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 - 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed is truly 'Theatre Changing Lives'.

Our many volunteers are involved across the organisation and they make an enormously important contribution to Chickenshed's work.

Overview of Role

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated volunteers with excellent interpersonal skills who have an active interest in inclusive theatre and a commitment to the values of Chickenshed. Ideally you will have expertise and experience in one or more performing arts/theatre disciplines and an interest in supporting inclusive workshops for children and young people.

Responsibilities

To support the delivery of theatre workshops for children and young people within small, inclusive groups.

Skills

  • expertise in Music, Dance or Drama
  • ability to lead a small group of children or young people and to support individuals in a creative workshop setting
  • ability to develop skills appropriately, for an inclusive approach
  • ability to assist in monitoring the development of individual children/young people
  • an ability to work with a range of people

Personal Qualities

  • an openness to the values of Chickenshed
  • an interest in developing skills for inclusive theatre
  • an eagerness to learn new skills
  • a willingness to deliver performing arts skills in an inclusive way
  • an appreciation of different methods of communication, movement and artistic expression
  • a friendly disposition
  • highly motivated and enthusiastic

General Requirements

To operate within Chickenshed policies and procedures, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding policies

Training

It is hoped that Arts Practitioners will be committed to practically accessing advice, support and training in Chickenshed's inclusive theatre method and will therefore take full advantage of the training opportunities.

Times and Commitment

Facilitating our workshops can be an inspiring and rewarding experience when relationships are allowed to develop over time. It is our hope that Arts Practitioners will recognise that they can change and enrich the lives of the children and young people with consistent attendance at weekly sessions during term time.

It is generally helpful to both sides if you can commit to a term (average of 10 - 12 weeks).

The workshops take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:45 onwards at the Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road SW10 2GA, and at Oxford Gardens Primary School on Monday evenings: Oxford Gardens, London W10 6NF

Location

The CKC office is located at Unit 309A, Harbour Yard, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XD.

Workshops take place at the Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road, London SW10 2GA and at Oxford Gardens, London W10 6NF.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this unpaid volunteer role, please contact Jenny Kettleton to request an application form or for more details (0208 216 2705) jennyk@chickenshed.org.uk.