We’re Hiring: Youth Theatre Director

Senior Youth Theatre: Oh What A Lovely WarWe currently have the following vacancy available:


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Youth Theatre Director & Education Practitioner to join the Education Department at Riding Lights.

The Riding Lights Youth Theatre has been established in three groups drawn from the academic years 7-9 and 10-13 as well as a youth theatre for those aged 13-18 with additional needs or disabilities, called ‘Acting Up!’ These groups meet on separate evenings each week in term time, working on a range of projects based around acquiring theatre skills and presenting performances.

Riding Lights also provides regular school drama teaching (academic years 3 – 8).

Closing date for applications is Monday 14 November and interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 28 November.
The successful candidate will join the company in early January.

Download the full job description and paper application form or apply online. Call 01904 655317 for more information.

Roughshod 2015: Applications Open

recruitment-web-imageApplications are now open for our 2015 Roughshod company.

The first round of auditions will be held here in York on the 8 & 9 July 2014(Second round audition dates: 17th & 18th July 2014)

You can find out more, and apply online here.

Riding Lights Roughshod companies are well known from their touring work throughout the UK since 1992, visiting local communities (schools, churches, prisons, colleges, arts centres etc) with a dynamic repertoire of story-telling/revue performances, education projects, theatre workshops and plays. It could be described as ‘theatre with a spiritual heart’ which reflects the christian ethos of the company.

We’re Hiring!

Last week Roughshod were based in York, bouncing round the office with just as much enthusiasm as they had when they set off in February. It’s always lovely to have them back.

Each Roughshod company definitely develops its own character (along with enthusiasms, in-jokes, and favourite van snacks) over the seven months they work  for, and the 2013 shoddies are no exception. Still all this is an apt reminder that no Roughshod lasts forever, and we’ve started the search for a 2014 Roughshod company.

So, do you, or someone you know, have  a passion for theatre? A passion for telling your story and God’s story? If you do, why not take a look at our jobs page and download an application pack.
… and we’re looking for a new Youth Theatre Director

Jonathan Boustead, our wonderful Youth Theatre Director is also moving on – having landed a job as with the Chichester Festival Theatre as a Senior Youth Theatre Leader. I’m sure you’ll all join us in thanking him for all his hard work, and wishing him well in a very exciting new endeavour. Jonty will be staying with us until after Summer Theatre School, so you’ll hear more from him before he goes, but in the mean time we’re looking for a new Youth Theatre Director and Education Practitioner. Again there’s more info on the jobs page.