Freelance Support Tutor

DRUNKEN CHORUS

Freelance Support Tutors

Drunken Chorus is a registered charity and theatre company, established in 2007. We run creative programmes for learning disabled and autistic adults and young people (DISCO DISCO); produce inclusive and accessible public events, including our flagship festival A Bit Of A Do; support artists and companies who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, visually impaired and/or disabled; create and tour accessible performances to local audiences; and support emerging artists to create new work.

We currently run a project called DISCO DISCO – a company of 10 learning disabled and autistic adults, who create contemporary performances for public audiences at events and festivals in Croydon and across London.

We are now seeking a support tutor to work alongside a new lead tutor for this series of weekly workshops in Croydon on Monday evenings (5-7pm).

This is a fixed term role of 30 sessions between September 2021 and July 2022, with the potential for this to be extended. There is potential for this role to expand after the first term, to work with a second group on the same evening, with an increased fee.

We are looking for a Support Tutor, who also has some experience as a theatre maker / director. Applicants should have some experience working with vulnerable adults, people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and/or those who are at risk from exclusion in society and / or from developing mental health problems. Applicants should also have some experience of making theatre or dance.

SESSION TIMES:

Mondays: 5-7pm (NOTE: Day and time TBC)

TERMS:

Autumn: 20 September – 29 November 2021 (No session 25 October)

Spring: January – March 2022

Summer: April – July 2022

LOCATION:

TBC, Croydon, CR0 1RG

General duties:

  • To support with the planning and delivery of weekly drama workshops for learning disabled and autistic adults, supporting participants in developing confidence, resilience, communication and social skills.
  • To support the Director in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all participants and provide additional support to individuals if required
  • To support in establishing a supportive and creative environment for participants and staff
  • To support in ensuring that all sessions are fully accessible, and cater to all additional needs
  • To support with evaluation and tracking of participants’’ progress
  • To support with the planning and creation of new performance pieces
  • To attend events and performances (additional fees / expenses available) to support the company

Person Specification:

  • At least one years’ experience as a support tutor, or as a volunteer working with vulnerable adults or young people
  • Some knowledge / experience of contemporary performance practices
  • The ability to create an inclusive and supportive environment
  • Warm and friendly approach to a wide range of people
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A recent DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Fee: £65 per session (10 sessions per term)

Contract: Freelance. The candidate must be registered as self-employed and will be responsible for their own tax. The fee must cover preparation time and travel etc. Fees and expenses for any additional meetings and events will be paid in addition.

Payment: Fees will be paid by cheque, on receipt of invoices (two payments of £350 per term, at the mid-way point and end of each term).

Start Date: Candidates must be available to start on Monday 20 September 2021

TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for the post, please send a CV, along with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining: your relevant experience; why you are interested in the role; and what skills and attributes you would bring to the organization. Please send your application by email to: chris@drunkenchorus.co.uk


Closing date: Midday on 20 August 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

Drunken Chorus and DISCO DISCO are currently supported by Didymus, City Bridge Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, David Solomon Charitable Trust, The Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation, The Ironmongers’ Charity and The Schroder Charity Trust.