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Mayo County Council Arts Service seeks a consultant for the provision of service as a Youth Theatre Facilitator for Mayo Youth Theatre, Ballina. Closes 19th December

Mayo Youth Theatre Facilitator

Mayo County Council Arts Service is seeking a consultant for the provision of service as a Youth Theatre Facilitator for Mayo Youth Theatre, Ballina.


Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT):

MYT is an initiative of Mayo County Council, set up in 1999. It aims to provide access to drama for young people aged between 14 and 22, by promoting, developing and supporting high quality youth theatre, with an emphasis on the attainment of artistic excellence and on personal and social development.


During the school year, once a week, the group meet for two hours in planned workshops provided by the youth theatre facilitator. Occasionally experts in a particular field are invited to provide specialist workshops, for example, during Mayo County Council Arts Service Excel Youth Arts programme.  The workshops take place in Ballina Arts Centre.  Around Easter there is an annual production. In total twenty six workshop sessions take place with up to ten extra sessions prior to a production. 


Mayo Youth Theatre Facilitator’s Description:

  • Facilitate a programme of drama/theatre workshops
  • Facilitate an annual drama production in Ballina Arts Centre
  • Co-ordinate and manage all activities in relation to the Youth theatre including the development and implementation of policies and procedures in conjunction with Arts Service Mayo County Council.
  • In conjunction with Arts Service Mayo County Council, provide leadership and strategic direction in relation to furthering the artistic vision of the youth theatre


  • A minimum of two years work experience in professional theatre/drama
  • Relevant experience of designing, delivering and leading youth theatre workshops
  • Commitment and passion to youth arts and youth theatre
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with and inspire young people
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Ability to initiate projects and be self motivated
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection policies and procedure
  • Garda Clearance Essential


Application Procedure:

  • Send C.V and Letter of Interest to: Arts Service, Mayo County      Council, Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Closing Date for Application: Tuesday 19th December 2017 by 5pm.
  • Interviews Take Place: January 2017 in Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
  • Time Frame: To commence in February 2017 subject to Garda Clearance and References.

Posted: 23/11/2017
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