You might be surprised at the number of tasks involved in running Project Theatre, from publicity to choreography. We've listed a few of the different roles below.
Our creative teams include our Directors, Musical Directors and Choreographers who work with our members to build their skills through classes and workshops and stage entertaining, award-winning productions every year. If you are interested in working on a youth theatre production or running classes or skills workshops, why not get involved?
Even if you do not have a huge amount of experience you could also join us a Production or Workshop Assistant or even Assistant Director, Musical Director or Choreographer and start developing your own skills whilst helping our members to develop theirs. Your help will make a real difference, and you'll have the full support of the PT Staff & Volunteer Team.
We take volunteers from 14yrs+ depending on experience who have an interest in working in arts, theatre and working with young people. Volunteers may be required to be subject to disclosure checks and will be provided with all the necessary training.
Events, Fundraising and Marketing
There is lots more going on than our productions and workshops. Every year PT organises a wide range of publicity and fundraising as well as social and awards events for its members.
Our Fundraisers work closely with our events team to organise a range of fundraising events throughout the year, such as prize bingos, coffee mornings and quiz nights, as well as organising other initiatives such as promoting our Friends scheme.
Why not join us as a Marketing Assistant and work with our team to promote our shows and events through flyering, marketing and publcity events and initiatives?
Support roles and 'Behind the scenes'
People are often surprised by the varied number of roles involved in running a performances arts charity organisation like ours. There is a huge amount to be done with our productions, such as set design and construction, costume making, as well as roles backstage and on our technical sound and lighting team.
If you have a skill such as DIY, sewing, gardening or painting, why not get in touch and put it to good use?
Accreditation & awards
Project Theatre participates in the Saltire Awards which celebrate and reward young volunteers 14-25yrs. More info on Saltire Awards
Project Theatre is defined by its people, and as a volunteer you can become an integral part of its work.
We know that there are lots of factors that motivate people to volunteer, and we try to give everyone a rewarding experience whatever their reasons – to learn new skills, give something back, develop a career path, get involved with the local community, make use of existing skills, increase experience, make friends or meet new people.
We recognise that everyone has many other commitments in their lives, so we provide flexible volunteering opportunities.
We have a support system in place dedicated specifically to our volunteers, and we encourage an open-door policy so that volunteers can come and talk to someone if they need to.
Becoming a Project Theatre Volunteer means giving your time to a truly worthwhile cause.
Across all departments, Project Theatre relies on the dedication and support of its volunteers and without them it would be a sadly different organisation.
If you are looking to move to a career involving children, volunteering with us is a great way to demonstrate your experience. We can work with you to keep a record of your volunteering and provide a reference if required.