Graduate Assistant (Theatre and Drama) – Uppingham Careers

Graduate Assistant (Theatre and Drama)

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: 1-year fixed term
Salary: £15,341 per annum, plus free accommodation for the year
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 28 February 2023, 9:00 am


From September 2023

For the academic year 2023-24, Uppingham School offers an exciting development opportunity for recent drama and performing arts graduates or aspiring teachers.

This post will allow you to explore a career in teaching whilst further developing industry skills under the direction and support of the Theatre Director and the Head of Academic Drama.

Uppingham theatre provides life-changing experiences for our pupils, enriching the cultural and social life of the school – as well as the wider community. Uppingham theatre offers outstanding facilities and an industry-standard environment, where pupils are inspired to explore their expressive and creative capabilities to the full.

To serve our pupils’ needs, we are looking for talented post-graduates who want to challenge themselves as teachers, directors, mentors, organisers, leaders, tutors and budding educationalists.

The person appointed will be committed and flexible in attitude and approach, with excellent subject knowledge, a good honours degree and rapport with pupils. The abilities to communicate well and work as part of a team are essential. The successful candidate will have high personal and professional standards, with well-developed pastoral instincts.

Willingness to take part in the wider life of the School is a prerequisite. The demanding nature of working at a fully boarding seven-day week school requires the successful candidate to have stamina and emotional resilience.

The salary is £15,341 per annum, plus free accommodation for the year.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 February 2023 at 9am.

Interviews will take place on 7 March 2023.

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.