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Writer/Facilitator Wanted: Writing for Performance 15-18

03 August 2022

ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Engage are looking to appoint a versatile writer/facilitator to lead Writing for Performance, a weekly, term-time young writers’ offer for ages 15-18 taking place at MAST/Mayflower Studios on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm.

The writer will be capable of planning sessions that encourage, inspire, motivate, and develop young writers through script-writing techniques for performance including narrative, monologues, dialogues, direction, and script-formats. The writer/facilitator will develop programmes in partnership with Mayflower Engage’s Youth Theatre and Young Company and will be supported by a project manager and an assistant who will provide administration, evaluation, and marketing support.

As well as being a talented writer, the writer/facilitator will be energetic and dynamic, have a provable track record of writing for performance and will be an engaging and confident public speaker who can support Young Writers at any live events in the city.

In the first instance, applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest detailing why they feel they are the right candidate for the job, along with an overview to a year-long approach that takes into account differing ages and levels of ability. The outline should be oriented towards specific term-time goals. Applicants are free to propose other strategies that meet the engagement criteria with the understanding that Young Writers sessions need to be able to accommodate new members. An up-to-date CV detailing relevant experience is also required.

This is an excellent portfolio opportunity for a writer to raise their public profile and gain valuable experience working in an environment that supports a diverse community and values young voices.  Remuneration is £60-£90 per weekly session, depending on age and experience, and also includes complementary access to certain MAST/Mayflower shows. There may be a requirement for the successful candidate to attend some evening shows at MAST/Mayflower Studios, alongside a commitment to attend a monthly online ArtfulScribe team meeting.

Applications should be addressed, with a subject heading of ‘Writing for Performance (15-18) Facilitator Application’. Please send any queries to the same address.

Deadline for applications is 25th August 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 02 September 2022 online or at Mayflower Theatre.


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