Schools and Communities Producer

Queens Theatre Hornchurch

What can you receive?
£25 - £35k pro rata


3 October 2023

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (QTH) is the producing theatre serving Outer East London & South Essex, with a catchment area of 1 million+ people. As a community hub, over 220,000 people enjoy the programme each year, including the best in home grown theatre, visiting live entertainment and inspiring community projects. Behind the scenes, sets & costumes are lovingly created on-site by a highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists, prop makers and wardrobe team.

Purpose of the Role

  • To place creativity into the heart of young people’s everyday experiences through high quality arts projects delivered in partnership with schools, colleges, and community organisations.
  • To build and nurture strong, meaningful local and national partnerships.
  • To inspire new ways of working inclusively with young people and the wider Havering community.

Main Duties

  • To devise, deliver and develop the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch ‘Education’ strand of work.
  • To produce the National Theatre’s ‘Speak Up’ programme across 5 secondary education provisions in Havering.
  • To establish positive relationships between schools, young people, artists, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, the National Theatre and national project partners.
  • To manage associated budgets and contractual relationships with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the artists, managing the artists throughout the project.
  • To work closely with the National Theatre Speak Up team, reporting on budgets, training needs, data collection and evaluation.
  • To be a champion for the work of the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, actively developing existing and new relationships with schools, colleges and community organisations, including supporting the newly established Havering Cultural Educational Partnership.
  • To devise and deliver career focused activity (including work experience projects) and co-ordinate building wide placement, mentoring and work shadowing opportunities.
  • To book touring productions into schools.
  • To produce the annual ‘NT Connections Partner Festival’ at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, supporting and celebrating young people and their work.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver theatre talks and backstage tours, including pre and post show discussions.
  • To undertake thorough monitoring and evaluation of all ‘Education’ programmes.
  • To uphold the Theatre’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

Person Specification

  • A passion for theatre and the performing arts
  • Strong knowledge of school culture and the education system
  • Successful track record in working with and empowering people through the arts
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Thorough and practical working knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures


  • Knowledge and experience of working in Outer East London/ Essex
  • An understanding of progression opportunities for young people into employment in theatre and arts
  • An understanding of the pressures on teachers and current curriculum challenges regarding arts subjects
  • Experience of working with special educational needs and disabled young people

Application deadline: 12 mid-day Tuesday 3 October 2023
First round interview via QTH Zoom: Tuesday 10 October 2023
Second round interview, in-person at QTH: Monday 16 October 2023

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