BAC are recruiting for their new show The Good Neighbour - An Adventure Hidden Behind Every Door.
This year Battersea Arts Centre will present a building wide interactive show for all ages. This playful new show is BAC’s biggest and most ambitious production for children to date.
They are looking for enthusiastic and experienced people who can perform, improvise and facilitate to join our team of Good Neighbour Performers.
About the Show:
George Neighbour has lived at BAC all his life and knows it like the back of his hand, but now he needs help to uncover the mystery of his lost memory. On a thrilling dash through BAC, children will weave in and out of magical worlds where curious characters all have their own incredible tale to tell.
About The Role:
Performers will be responsible for groups of up to 10 children (age 6 -11yrs), acting as guide and chaperone as they solve clues, explore the building, discover performances and interact with installations. They will facilitate the children’s experience as they piece together elements of the mystery and as they create and tell their own stories along the way.
You will need to be available for rehearsal, training and performances between Monday 1st October and Sunday 4th November (inclusive). The position is a paid, full time role.
You will have a natural rapport with children of all abilities and from all backgrounds.
You will be an exceptional creative facilitator and have some experience working with this age group,
You will be effective at managing tough behaviour (and at times extreme excitement),
You will be an impressive improviser,
You will believe in the magic of storytelling and have experience as a live performer,
You will have an interest in experimental and interactive theatre,
They are also interested to hear from applicants that have more specialised experience and skills in other areas. Examples may include but are not limited to: British Sign
Language, working with children with Autism or other disabilities, or fluency in additional languages.
Please send them your CV (maximum 2 pages A4), a covering letter plus a short video clip
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Video Clip Brief:
Perform and film a short guided tour. You might want to guide them around your kitchen, local park or the inside of your shoe, they really don’t mind where. What they are looking for is an ability to make your guided tour imaginative, engaging and suitable for the age group specified. They’re less interested in your editing skills and the technical quality of the video (recordings could be made on mobile phones or similar). They are interested in getting a sense of who you are and your personal style of communicating. Clips should be no longer than 3 minutes.
Please upload your video clip to You Tube and include the link in your email. If this is not possible they will also accept applications by post (DVD) sent to FAO Katie Duffy, BAC, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN. If you need support with making your video or have any questions regarding your application please call Katie on 020 7326 8239.
Deadline for applications: 11 am Monday 16th July.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to BAC 2pm - 5pm on Saturday 28th July.
Appointment to this post will be subject to a full CRB check.