Becoming a project leader
We are always looking for new project leaders and volunteers to take our projects into more schools, and welcome applications at any time.
How much time does a project leader spend on a project?
Projects usually run September-July and take place entirely during school hours (except for performances). Over the course of the year, the project leader can expect to spend 120-150 hours on a project. Most of this will be in 2-3 hour sessions once per week, with a more concentrated period in the rehearsal period in June and July.
What if I can't commit that much time?
If you would like to be involved in a project but do not feel you can commit to project leadership, we also offer opportunities for classroom volunteers during the design and construction process. These volunteers work with YPPT projects on a one-off basis and can be particularly helpful during the costume design and production stage. The time commitment might typically be around 2 hours per week in occasional weeks during the year - it really is a low-commitment way to be involved! If you have artistic experience (particularly in sewing and textiles) and would like to join our database of volunteers, please email email@example.com.
What experience do I need?
The pre-requisites for applying to become a project leaders are not very specific, as full training is given, either through a year-long apprenticeship or through an intensive course. An affinity for the role of art and drama in the education curriculum is important, as is the ability to control a class of 10 and 11-year olds. Classroom experience is helpful but not necessary.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a project leader, please fill in the form below and send it with a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.