Herts Inclusive Theatre

Herts Inclusive Theatre / Opportunities / Sat 12 Dec 2020

Volunteer Theatre Workshop Assistant

Volunteer Theatre Workshop Assistant

Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) is an arts charity which aims to improve the well-being of people, particularly children and young people and those who are disadvantaged or disabled, by using the arts to build confidence and develop skills in an inclusive, fun, creative space.

As a Volunteer Theatre Workshop Assistant, you will assist at one of Herts Inclusive Theatre’s Childrens, Youth or Adult drama groups and work alongside our Workshop Leaders to support the smooth running of the sessions. You will join in with the activities and have some fun getting to know all of our members. You will help support with mobility and provide general encouragement to our slightly more shy members to take part.
An excellent opportunity for those interested in community arts or those with an interest in disability and helping to support participants with additional needs such as Autism, ADHD, and Dyspraxia etc.

What are the main duties of a Volunteer Theatre Workshop Assistant?
• To support the Workshop Leader with the running of a drama workshop
• Support and encourage the participants during the session
• To use own initiative to prevent disruptive behaviour
• To lead by example with behaviour and monitor participants at all times
• Assist with the set up and set down of materials for the workshop
• Assisting with mobility and orientation
• Being polite and friendly
• Being positive about all tasks taking place in the workshop
• Undertake any other duties as reasonably required

About Herts Inclusive Theatre:
Herts Inclusive Theatre offer children, young people and adults, many of whom have learning and physical disabilities, the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and music in an inclusive and safe environment. We use the performing arts to break down barriers between mainstream and disabled participants, build confidence and self-esteem by providing weekly drama classes and exciting performance opportunities annually.

Our aim is to provide a Stage for Everyone regardless of their skills or abilities.

Our head office is based at Holywell Community Centre but we provide our opportunities at a number of different locations listed below.

What are they looking for?
• You're able to work with and relate positively to children/ young people
• That you have a commitment to safeguarding children & young people
• You are able to follow instructions from HIT staff and work as part of a team.
• You are ideally available for a minimum of at least one term (12 weeks)
• Let us know if you are sick or have and holiday planned
• You read through and sign a copy of the HIT policies folder.
• Your able to attend relevant training and safeguarding opportunities where applicable

Practical Considerations:
Voluntary positions at HIT give you the chance to meet new people, make new friends, and gain a wide range of new skills. As well as the following: the opportunity to gain experience working with a charity/ Arts Organisation and an opportunity to work directly with young people and adults on fun, creative projects. There are also opportunities to develop your facilitation skills as well as access to discounted and free training such as BSL training.

Opportunities available at:
Hemel Hempstead - Places available: 2
Stanmore - Places available: 2
Borehamwood - Places available: 4
Rickmansworth - Places available: 2
Watford - Places available: 7

For more information visit http://www.hit-theatre.org.uk/

Opportunity Location

Holywell Community Centre

Chaffinch Lane,
Tolpits Lane,
WATFORD
WD18 9QD

Telephone: 01923 216 951
Email: admin@hit-theatre.org.uk
Website: http://www.hit-theatre.org.uk/

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