Vacanies with The Comedy Trust

VACANCIES

Looking to venture into the world of all things comedy and community? Take a look below at all of the vacanies currently at The Comedy Trust. 

Community Outreach Practitioner | Freelance Contract | £35 p/h, Expenses Paid

We are seeking passionate, driven and dedicated individuals to join our close knit team to deliver our ground-breaking creative and accessible arts based activities in the local community. Reporting to The Comedy Trust’s management team you will work as part of a team managing the practical delivery of our community outreach programme and also assisting in planning where applicable. Our programmes are diverse, engaging with people across the local community from the age of 10 to 100. Your role will be integral to our mission of ‘Creating Happier, Healthier People’ through arts and humour.

It is not essential you have prior comedy experience. However, you must feel comfortable delivering comedy aspects such as stand-up courses and workshops that focus on creating laughter and humour through creativity. Training and lesson plans will be available to support you in this. 

We value and work to our practitioners expertise and strengths. Our current team is diverse and members specialise in stand-up, improvisation, drama, movement, clowning, film and holistic approaches such as mindfulness. We continuously respond to the needs of the community so our delivery and programmes may vary. Flexibility and creativity is a must for this role. 

The successful candidate will work alongside the management team to ensure that all participants benefit from their involvement and outcomes of the project are achieved. You will be required to assist in evaluation practises to ensure we are evidencing our impact and improving our services in the future for our groups. This can include activities in workshops and written work such as filling out practitioner diaries or lead in focus group sessions.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • To plan and lead in the delivery of community outreach workshops and courses

  • Ensure the programme is of high quality, accessible and meets the needs of our service users

  • Motivate and encourage participants to take part in programmes 

  • Ensure flexibility and creativity in workshop delivery

  • Assist the Project Management team and / or researcher with evaluation practise in workshops

  • Liaise with project participants, project partners, volunteers and staff

  • Comply with health and safety, policies and alerting the Project Management team if an incident occurs

  • Supervise the distribution and collection of workshop materials and equipment at the start and end of workshops 

  • Actively support The Comedy Trust's community outreach programmes whilst delivering

  • Support additional project-related work when required

Skills: 

ESSENTIAL 

  • Experience of delivering arts and creativity based intervention in the local community

  • Basic awareness and understanding surrounding mental illness

  • Awareness of issues impacting the local community

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Ability to work well individually and in a team

  • Enthusiasm to work with diverse groups in the local community

  • Basic administrative skills to support in evaluation practise

DESIRABLE

  • Full enhanced DBS Checked - This will be conducted if hired

  • Qualifications or expertise in the field of either arts, education and / or health 

  • Comedy performance or comedic writing

How To Apply

We're passionate about trying to limit barriers faced in all aspects of The Comedy Trust from delivery to employment. Therefore we welcome application methods that best suit your needs. For access support please get in touch charlene@thecomedytrust.com or call us on 0151 702 5893

To apply for this role please send us an expression of interest that highlights your past experience and why you'd like to apply for this role. This could be in the form of a CV, video or audio recording, website or any creative means that highlight your skills appropriate for this role. Please send all applications to info@thecomedytrust.com 


Successful candidates will be invited to Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre for an informal interview. 

 

We particularly encourage applications from disabled, ethnic minority and LGBTQIA2S+ candidates, as these groups are underrepresented at The Comedy Trust. Additionally, please don't feel discouraged if you feel you don't meet 100% of the criteria. We welcome your applications if you feel you can help us reach our goal of creating happier, healthier people across the Liverpool City Region.