Volunteer Far Far Away Workshop Assistant
Person Specification: Volunteer with proven interest in working within a charity or arts environment.
Hours: 1 day per week (TUESDAYS). From 16:15 til 18:30 this includes 30 min team preparation before the session, 75 minutes of session and 30 minutes team feedback after each session)
Time Period: From 15 September til 8th December (both days included)
Venue: through Zoom (online)
Salary: unpaid voluntary position
Applications: Please send CV and covering letter F.A.O Queralt Guinot firstname.lastname@example.org
You will support SPID Theatre’s Far Far Away workshops for participants aged 8-13 years old. This is a key role within the organisation and requires a high level of motivation, enthusiasm and energy, plenty of patience and a consistently approachable manner. You will need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team and have an ability to think creatively. Previous experience of working with 8-13 year-olds is ideal but not necessary; workshop facilitation experience would be desirable.
- Assisting the workshop facilitators during the sessions to deliver productive, engaging, inclusive, safe and enjoyable sessions.
- You will also assist the workshop facilitator leading warm-up games or leading small groups in breakout rooms through storytelling exercises and noting the work so it can be combined with the whole group's work later on?
- On the 5th and 11th sessions, the young people will deliver a showcase of the work they achieved, performed for an online audience (friends, family and members of the community).
You will be needed the following Tuesdays from 16:15 to 18:30 on Zoom:
- 15th, 22nd and 29th September
- 6th and 13th October
- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November
- 1st and 8th December
S.P.I.D. Theatre Company Registered charity based in the community rooms of the historic modernist social housing estate of Kensal House. We also work on other local estates across West London.
For the past 11 years we’ve worked with young people on social housing estates to create community art and performance that is participatory, adventurous and interactive. We advocate for the investment and restoration of the social housing estates that are the stage and inspiration of our performances.
Our promenade performances in neglected community spaces have won prizes nationally and we are proud to champion this popular and accessible form of theatre as a means to strengthen local communities. We endeavour to always involve local residents in the research, creation and performance of our shows and encourage young people that live in and around social housing estates to get involved.
During Lockdown we’ve been successfully delivering online workshops and shows through Zoom.
- Far Far Away - Community drama workshops and a Showcases for 8-13 years old
- Estate Endz - Living history project with 13-25 years old (includes workshops and show)
- Estate Voices - Activities aimed at 18+ to empower the local community by providing skills and sharing professional knowledge. Across the year SPID curates some professional talks and training from experts in areas such as Wellbeing & fitness; Arts & Culture; Housing, Campaigning & Local businesses
Find more at www.spidtheatre.com