Graduate Assistant – Performing Arts, 2020-2021, Somerset

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Downside SchoolSomerset

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £11,652.20 - £11,652.21 per year
Contract term: Fixed Term

From September 2020, Downside School has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Assistant – Performing Arts. You will work closely with the Head of Department by providing technical support for the delivery of music, drama, dance and theatre activities which includes taking charge of technical equipment/production and backstage management. There may also be an opportunity to tutor individuals or small groups of pupils in ‘subject support sessions’ in an area of specialism and provide support to House Masters/Mistresses relating to pastoral care within boarding houses.

This is an exciting prospect for someone who is a graduate with an interest in entering the teaching profession or who is looking for professional experience before following a career outside education.

We are looking for someone who has:

 A relevant qualification (or equivalent professional experience) in Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Design or Drama, with a design/production specialism to degree level

 Experience of working with young people and engaging them in all aspects of technical theatre

You will have excellent the confidence and personality to engage with pupils and a passion about working with children in an educational setting. This is an ideal opportunity to experience an academic year in the life of a Catholic Boarding School, being fully involved in all aspects of School life.

Downside School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. We are situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.

We can offer:

 Complimentary food available daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper.

 A free employee assistance programme.

 Supportive, skilled and innovative staff team.

 Plenty of opportunities for CPD, and pastoral and wider-curricular involvement.

You will work 6 days per week including the weekend and some evenings during the academic terms.

Contractual Details

Salary: The post is accommodated, plus a pro-rated salary of c£11,652.20 for

a fixed term 10 month contract.

Hours: Full Time, from 2 September 2020 until 2 July 2021, with Independent

School Holiday breaks.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly to ensure proper

performance of duties, this will include evening and weekend work to

ensure service continuity.

Contract: Fixed Term for 10 Months

How to Apply

For further information please apply via our website at

us/ where you can download full details of the role.

You can apply with this direct job link

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21 April 2020 (Midnight).

Interviews will be held by 8 May 2020.

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and

expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We

strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Registered Company No. 11751009 and Registered Charity No: 1184700

More about Downside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stratton On The Fosse, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4RJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1761 235100
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‘The quality of Downside pupils’ personal development is excellent.’ ISI REPORT 2018

Welcome to Downside, a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. We are one of England’s oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Do...