We are constantly on the look out for people to join our team of volunteers, whether its choreographing shows, doing the tech or costumes or helping on Front of House for shows to name just a few ideas. We want to hear from you by emailing info@southsidetheatre.com! Let us know what you are interested in and if we can't offer you something at the time we will keep you on our database and contact you when something in your field and interests becomes available. 

Current Vacancies


Class Assistant

Salary: Volunteer

Application Closing Date: Thursday 21st May, 12pm

Working Arrangements: Tuesday’s during term time from 4pm (specific timings and age groups to be discussed at interview)

Job Purpose
The successful candidate will aid the running of all rehearsals and weekly workshops on a Tuesday from September from approximately 4pm-8pm over 2-3 age group classes with children ranging from the ages of 4-15 years old. 
Start date to be confirmed upon successful interview. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To aid the running of weekly rehearsals and workshops with a group of 4-15 year olds, running games and aiding exercises, assistant directing shows and keeping the South Side Theatre ethos. 

  • To work collaboratively with a creative team to produce a range of productions.

  • To bring confidence and creativity to Weekly Classes. 

  • To assistant direct on our upcoming productions, including holiday projects during the Easter and Summer Holidays if interested. 

  • To work closely with the Youth Director to create the artistic vision for South Side Theatre Academy. 

  • To follow the ethos of South Side Theatre Academy's Weekly Theatre Academy Programme.


  • Experience and knowledge of the theatre industry. 

  • Confident, team player. 

  • Knowledge of child protection procedures and plans. 

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment and therefore easily adaptable to circumstances.

  • Experience of working within a theatre creative team. 

  • 5 or more GCSEs or equivalent, of A*-C Grade. 


  • Experience of working with children. 

  • Experience of assistant directing on productions with young people. 

  • Open to further opportunities for South Side Theatre (including potential paid jobs in future).

  • Musical Directing or Choreography experience/skills. 

  • Have valuable links within the theatre industry.

  • Flexibility on timings and rehearsal dates (not essential).

  • Have a valid DBS. 

To apply, please send us your CV to info@southsidetheatre.com with the subject: Class Assistant Application. 

Applications close on 21st May with interviews taking place over the following weeks via Zoom. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and so the job may close earlier if sufficient applications are received.

We very much look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to South Side Theatre Academy! 

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