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Work With Us


In addition to what we can offer young people, we also have many other opportunities for employment, voluntary work, internships and training.

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process to the highest industry standards. This page will be regularly updated with opportunities throughout the year, so please do keep checking back.

Current Vacancies / Volunteering and Work Experience /
Creative Trainee SchemeScripts / Freelance Artistic Staff / Pastoral Staff

Current Vacancies

Fundraising Officer / Manager
Deadline for applications: Monday 28 November, 17:00

Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT), the UK’s leading music theatre company for young people for young people aged 11-21, are seeking an insightful, methodical and engaging Fundraising Officer / Manager, to join our busy team. The focus of the role is to maintain and manage our existing portfolio of funders, research and approach new funding sources and support new business initiatives.

We are open to applications from candidates with a wide range of experience from entry level through to those with a significant track record with other companies in a developmental or fundraising role.

Responsibilities will include:

• Building relationships with existing funders.
• Managing the YMT Friends scheme and recruiting more members.
• Administering YMT’s fundraising processes.
• Researching and identifying new trusts and foundations and making applications.
• Managing the YMT Bursary Scheme with the Production Administrator.
• Managing YMT Fundraising events – including a Christmas Auction and Fundraising Dinner.
• Providing logistical and administrative support to the Board of Trustees Fundraising Committee.

Download the full job description and application form here.

To apply, please complete the application form and email it to ninamcdonagh@ymtuk.org by 17:00 on Monday 28 November 2016.

Please inform us if you have any other access needs or requirements.
Interviews Wednesday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2016

Start date beginning of January 2017 or as soon as possible.

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Volunteering and Work Experience 

If you would like to gain some unpaid work experience or volunteer in the YMT office, whether you’re at school, college, university, considering a career change or wanting to do some charity work in later life, we may be able to offer you a suitable placement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Positions are unpaid and vary in duration. To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to mail@ymtuk.org or call the office to discuss.

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Creative Trainee Scheme

Each year, YMT makes a number of training places available for recent graduates or those in their second or third year of higher education wishing to gain work experience on music theatre projects working with young people. These take the form of assistant roles on our 2 and 3 week projects across the summer and are principally for Assistant Musical Directors, Assistant Designers and Associate Designers. Occasionally we can offer Assistant Director or Asistant Choreogrpaher roles - please contact the office to see if any of these are availbale in 2017. 

Visit the Creative Trainee Scheme page for further information.

YMT has been a great platform for me to learn, take risks, and sometimes make mistakes and generally find my own way into becoming an MD.”
Sam Sommerfeld, Musical Director and former Creative Trainee

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Although a great deal of the company's work is devised, we will look at book/librettos and listen to CDs of new work where possible. If you wish to submit material, please send it to the office marked 'Script' and we will put it in a queue to be read. Please note that this may take a substantial amount of time, particularly over the summer months.

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Freelance Artistic Staff

If you are an artistic practitioner please feel free to send us your CV by e-mail to mail@ymtuk.org
Please make clear any special skills you may have, including any relating to working with less advantaged or challenging young people. Please note that due to the volume of CVs that we receive, it is not always possible for us to reply. However, your details will be kept on file for future projects.

My work with YMT has been amongst the most creative and developmental of my career. It is so refreshing not to be driven by commercial interest but be invited to experiment and pursue originality.” 
James Atherton, Composer

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Pastoral Staff

We accept applications for Pastoral Staff on a rolling basis. Please download the JOB DESCRIPTION and complete the APPLICATION FORM. Send your completed application to alisonwoodward@ymtuk.org

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