Theatre Graduate Assistant – Uppingham Careers

Theatre Graduate Assistant

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Fixed term contract
Salary: The salary is £16,339 per annum, plus free accommodation for the year and food during term time
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 14 February 2024, 9:00 am


With university finished, a world of opportunity lies ahead. For graduates with a background in theatre and the performing arts, the chance to work at one of the United Kingdom’s premier boarding schools might just be the right next step forward.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and experience, working in a theatre with outstanding, industry standard facilities, widely renowned for the excellence of its productions.

In this role, you will support both the academic and co-curricular work of the Uppingham Theatre; a stunning performance space, which includes a 300-seat proscenium arch theatre, and an adjoining 160-seat black box drama studio (The Williams Studio). You will provide assistance to the Director of Theatre in supporting all aspects of Theatre as well as take part in the wider life of Uppingham.

We are looking for talented graduates who want to challenge themselves as directors, mentors, organisers, leaders, tutors and budding educationalists. You will need to be committed and flexible in your attitude and approach, with excellent subject knowledge, a good honours degree and the ability to build rapport with pupils. The abilities to communicate well and work as part of a team are also essential.

If you have high personal and professional standards, with well-developed pastoral instincts to work at a fully boarding seven-day week school we would be delighted to hear from you.

The appointment will last for the academic year 2024-2025.

Closing date: 14th February 2024.

Interviews: 28th February 2024.

Theatre Graduate Assistant – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.