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Employment Opportunity.  
Youth Theatre Facilitators - Carrigallen


Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Carrigallen Youth Theatre are looking to recruit Youth Theatre Facilitators with a passion for providing creative, fun learning environments for young people to develop their skills and grow as individuals.


Successful candidates will be responsible for designing and delivering two 10-week programmes per year for each group they work with, and to work with members to programme, produce and direct a production during the year. Programmes will be re-commencing in Carrigallen in September 2023.

Workshops for the Junior Group (9 – 13 years) are 1.5 hours each week. Senior Group workshop (14 – 18 years) are 2 hours long. Special programmes, theatre visits and other ad-hoc activities may be programmed from time to time and in such cases are provided for separately in addition to the standard contracted hours.

These positions are offered as Contracts for Services for a period of one year, and are subject to funding, health and safety/garda vetting, with an initial probationary period subject to performance. 
Pay rates are €60/hour for standard weekly 1.5- and 2-hour workshops. Workshop preparation, travel to and from workshop venues, set-up and clean-up time is included in this fee.



  • Passion for and commitment to theatre/youth theatre and the ability to share this with others.  

  • Proven experience, ability and enthusiasm for working with young people in a theatre/drama setting 

  • Experience of leading programmes of drama workshops built on innovation, skills training and fun. 

  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in theatre/drama or a related field 

  • Knowledge and understanding of codes of best practice in relation to child protection. 


  • A relevant qualification or background in at least one of the following:  

    • Professional Theatre 

    • Youth Arts  

    • Youth Work with Arts dimension  

  • Community, Collaborative or Social Practice Arts  

  • Ability to write for theatre 

  • Experience of producing theatre

Personal Attributes 

  • Non-judgmental, empathic approach and attitude. 

  • Commitment to working within an equality framework. 

  • Understanding of group processes; managing balance between expression and discipline/respect.

  • Strong desire to support and empower young people to develop confidence 

  • Be self-motivated, flexible and able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills. 

  • Ability to engage with young people and to involve them in decision-making.  

  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of individuals, groups and organisations. 

  • Good organisational and administrative skills. 

  • Good level of standard I.T. skills. 



Applicants are required to submit: 

  1. Specification of which age group(s) you want to work with (Junior/Senior).

  2. An up-to-date CV including 2 appropriate referees and contact details.  

  3. A cover letter indicating your own interests and experience in youth theatre and why you believe you are suitable for the role. 


Applications are online only at this link - 
Closing Date for Application – Midnight, Sunday 12th May 2024

About Carrigallen Youth Theatre 

Carrigallen Youth Theatre was established in 2003 as a professional youth theatre organisation dedicated to helping young people develop confidence, express themselves and explore their own unique creativity. We believe strongly in giving young people confidence and seeing the potential of youth theatre in helping them to realise their potential and have it impact on their daily lives. Youth Theatre provides a valuable opportunity for young people who may wish to go on to become involved in film, acting and theatre - but for everyone it is a supportive youth network where members have fun and make new friends. Carrigallen Youth Theatre is an Unincorporated Association governed by a Voluntary Committee and managed by an Artistic Director.

About Leitrim County Council Arts Office

Leitrim County Council Arts Office provides information, advice and assistance to a wide range of groups and individuals and develops and co-ordinates a number of programmes independently and in association with these partners. The Arts Office provides for the development of youth theatre by working with organisations that have the capacity, skills and experience to provide high quality youth theatre services throughout the county.

Leitrim Youth Arts

Leitrim County Council

Aras an Chontae

Carrick on Shannon

Co. Leitrim

T: 071 96 20005 Ext 541




© 2023 Leitrim County Council Arts Office

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