Manchester Art Gallery

Freelance Opportunity – early career drama practitioners

Manchester Art Gallery is looking for two early career drama practitioners (or those whose practice comprises storytelling, performance poetry or theatre-making) to join our team of freelance creatives.

We are recruiting passionate and eager to learn individuals to deliver two new 90 minute workshops
that will explore tales from Ancient Greece for Key Stage 2 pupils. As an early career role there is a dedicated training programme to help you discover and develop your individual delivery style within a flexible workshop plan. There will be ongoing support as you work with schools around the gallery spaces.

Practitioners will be managed and supported by the Schools and Colleges team at Manchester
Art Gallery – Emma Carroll and Lorraine Callaghan with the training and professional development element delivered by Matt Wardle.

Fee and employment period:
There is a fee of £500 for the initial phase which will be one week’s work spread during September/October, this will involve training and piloting of workshop.
There will be an additional fee of £800 for either 4 full days or 8 half days to deliver workshops with schools.
Following this stage there will be a regular fee of £100 for each workshop. The workshops last 90 minutes and you will be expected to be at the Gallery for three hours to set up and down and contribute to evaluation.

How to apply: in writing (max 500 words) or by recording a response in an audio or visual format (max 3 minutes).

Employment period: Ability to work at Manchester Art Gallery, with some regular availability between Tuesday – Friday, 9am-3pm

Application process: Applications should be sent by midnight, 29th June 2022, to Lorraine Callaghan at

We value equality and work to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

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