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Theatre Assistant – Cookham Wood Project  

Theatre31 is seeking to recruit a trusted and talented Assistant to join our exciting new arts project at Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution.

As we navigate our activities out of lockdown, Theatre31 will deliver a pilot arts programme with our Medway partners Cookham Wood. This programme, split into three termly blocks, will engage the young people (ages 15 – 18) of Cookham Wood in a meaningful and authentic way, collaborating with guest artists, navigating the participants through a youth led creative journey.

We want to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic, creative, and dynamic individuals who has a passion for working with young people but specifically, young people who are hard to reach and currently on the outside of our community. The individual will be a team player, with a sensitive approach to the nature of work and project, with a mature understanding of the environment in which they will be working.

Excitingly, for our first term, the project will launch with Lady Unchained commissioned as our Guest Artist. The young people will co-create with Lady Unchained, a piece of work on their term-long journey, using Spoken Word and potentially, Prison Radio as an output.

The Assistant will be able to collaborate with all our lead artists in a supportive role, and with their motivation, genuinely want to create authentic and impactful experiences for young people.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is a passionate theatre maker, with a specific interest in working with young people from challenging backgrounds.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20 July 2021, midnight

Download the job pack:

How to Apply

You will need to submit:

  • A CV;
  • A covering letter;
  • Completed monitoring form (anonymous)

Please send your CV along with a cover letter (no more than a page of A4) explaining why you would like to work as a Theate31 Assistant for Theatre31’s Cookham Wood Project, outlining what skills and experience you might already have.

Should you prefer to send us your letter in a different format, please send us a video including the same information. You can submit this with your CV by uploading to YouTube and sending us the link.

Please complete your monitoring form here:

Please submit your application (addressed to Jemma Robinson, Head of Programme) to

Should you have any further questions regarding the role, please get in touch:

Interviews will be held the week commencing 26th July, with a view to starting on Wednesday 4 August.  

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