Graduate / Alumni Performance

Education Officer

Graduate / Alumni Performance – Published 23rd Jun 17

An exciting Vacancy has arisen within Pavilion to develop, deliver and evaluate a series of activities as part of an education programme.

Working with the Group Lead for Community Engagement and Learning, you will help with targeting disadvantaged and hard to reach communities and groups within the venue catchment area.

The role will support with the research, preparation and submission of funding applicants with the aim of delivering a mixed programme of education events, workshops and classes.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for running a year – round Youth Theatre group.

Applicants must have previous experience of working in an arts organisation or experience in coordinating creative projects as well as experience of facilitating workshops or consulting with young people.

Further details:

Company name:
BH Live
Work pattern:
37 hours per week
Salary / Pay:
£20,618.00 Per Year
Closing date:
Mon, 3rd July 2017

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Youth Theatre development & delivery

To develop and deliver 3 Saturday Youth Theatre classes for differing ages. As part of this, to oversee the introduction and delivery of the Arts Award programme, and offer one-to-one support to participants regarding career pathways, assistance with CV writing and guidance in locating and accessing further education courses.

Summer School

To work alongside our production partners to deliver our annual Summer School. This will involve, assisting with teaching, all administration, marketing and post event evaluation as required.

New project development and delivery

To develop, manage and where appropriate facilitate new projects for disadvantaged communities, families and young people in Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas, supported by the Pavilion Theatre General Manager.

Partnership management

To demonstrate a proactive approach to developing and maintaining partnerships and networks with local schools, community centres, referral agencies, social services, youth teams and other charitable organisations in order to maximise the reach and impact of the Pavilion Theatre’s Outreach & Education programme.


To complete all administration necessary to support the Youth Theatre and new projects, including registration, permission slips, and all necessary paperwork as required by BH Live’s Child Protection Policy, Data Protection Policy and relevant legislation. To assist the General Manager with any other administration tasks as required.

Logistics management

To arrange and co-ordinate the fulfilment of operational and technical requirements as necessary, including booking venues, organising equipment, contracting, planning, establishing dates and timelines and any other logistics as required.

Financial management

To maintain and work inside agreed project budgets and be responsible for effective service delivery within those budgets, keeping records of any spending and income as appropriate.

Monitoring & evaluation

To carry out effective monitoring and evaluation of work and programmes, including provision of required information in this area for the Pavilion Theatre and potential funders.

Maintain up to date knowledge

To keep abreast of all developments in child protection and health & safety legislation, and current ‘best practice’ in performing arts education.

Any other work as appropriate

To carry out any other duties as appropriate, furthering development and delivery of the Pavilion Outreach & Education programme.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Responsible for managing up to three casual workshop assistants who aid in the delivery of education classes.

Supervisory responsibility for contracted performers or other suppliers in a number of projects which may vary and develop as the Education Service establishes itself.

Supervisory responsibility of children in the youth theatre classes and other end users of the service.



  • BA(Hons) Drama (or equivalent)


  • Professional training in workshop delivery.

Achievement & Experience


  • At least 2 years experience working in an arts organisation or appropriate experience coordinating creative projects or programmes.
  • Experience facilitating workshops and projects or consulting with children and young people.


  • Experience of delivering efficient monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Experience of creating and designing exhibitions and visual displays.



  • Knowledge of the range, culture, geography and heritage of the geography of Dorset.
  • Knowledge of the education system and/or youth sector.



  • Strong administration and organisational skills with fine attention to detail.
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Working knowledge of issues around safeguarding and child protection within an arts context.

Qualities & Attitude


  • Self motivated with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • A passion for the arts, in particular work with children, early years and families.
  • Willingness to work flexible and unsocial hours.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV to