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Job Opportunity; Drama Assistant


Rhubarb Speech and Drama School are looking for a Drama Assistant to help with our Seedlings class (Reception-Y2) on Saturday mornings (term time) between 8:30-9:45.


Rhubarb is a Speech and Drama School (based in Portishead Primary School, Bristol) where everyone’s voices matter and all creative ideas are nurtured, valued, and heard.


We have a thriving Saturday School for children aged 4-18yrs. Our school has a focus on both confidence and skill building. Our classes have been carefully structured to build and develop skills in drama, theatre making and performance in a fun, creative and nurturing environment. 


Our Seedlings class (Reception-Y2) is a high energy, highly creative and fun group. Each term we have a new theme which we explore each week through drama activities, skill builders, games, and craft, which normally results in a small end of term sharing/show for parents.


Rhubarb could not do the work we do each week without the support of our brilliant drama assistants. Rhubarb’s staff are a small but dedicated team with many years’ experience of working within the industry. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate individual to become part of the team.

The right candidate will have an interest in working with children and young people in a drama and theatre making setting. This role would suit anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge and experience in this industry.


Job Specification

  • To assist the lead facilitator with the delivery of sessions.

  • To provide general and pastoral care to participants.

  • To assist with the direction and rehearsal of end of term performances.

  • To assist with the implementation of Covid safety measures.


Personal Specification

  • Candidates must be 16+ and be willing to undertake a DBS check (we will arrange this).

  • Must be reliable and hardworking.

  • Must be hands on and be prepared to get stuck in and join in with activities.

  • Must be comfortable and confident working with young children.

  • Paediatric first aid training, (desirable but not essential).

  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding (desirable but not essential as training will be given).


Rate of pay; £10.00 - 15.00 per session (TBC; dependent on age and experience).



Classes are on Saturdays (term time) from 8:45-9:45, in Portishead Primary School BS20 7DB. We ask that all staff arrive fifteen minutes before the start of sessions to be briefed and help set up etc.


Closing date for applications: Friday 14th May 5:00pm.


Start date; Sat 12th June.


Interviews / meetings; End of May (tbc).

The successful Candidate may have the opportunity for professional development in future including first aid and safeguarding / child protection training.

The right candidate may also be offered future work on an ad-hoc basis to help assist with other groups and shows etc.

To apply for this position, please send your C.V to company director Charlotte at; charlotte@rhubarb-drama.co.uk  before Friday 14th May at 5:00pm with a short cover letter (max 300 words) explaining;

  • Why you are interested in this position.

  • Why you would be the right fit for this position.

  • Any relevant experience you may have.


We look forward to hearing from you!