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PART-TIME CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED (article first published : 2000-11-21)

Y2Kids Youth Theatre Company based at the Hexagon Theatre, University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg) is looking for a part-time co-ordinator from January 2.

The successful applicant should be a theatre practitioner with experience of and an enthusiasm for working with 14 to18 year old youths. A first degree in theatre/drama studies or equivalent qualification is essential as is the ability to work in a multicultural context. The successful candidate should be fluent in English but the ability to work in Zulu will be an advantage. An unendorsed driverís licence and computer literacy are also necessary to the job.

The position would be a part-time one, with the main training taking place on Saturday mornings. The position would suit a post-graduate student wishing to do an MA or Phd.

The co-ordinator has two overall areas of responsibility: to manage training and performances of the Y2Kids Company; and implement an outreach theatre skills programme in the Greater Pietermaritzburg area.

The co-ordinator is required to schedule and plan auditions for the company, manage the training schedule of the company and direct two major productions annually. In addition, the co-ordinator ensures the documentation of the training and performance process, monitors progress and plans and implements the companyís annual theatre camp. Other duties are to plan and implement an outreach programme in the Greater Pietermaritzburg area for the training of out-of-school and township youth, as well as an annual theatre training course for youths.

The co-ordinator has assistance in the implementation of training and rehearsal from staff and graduate assistants of the University of Natal.

Applicants should contact Ms Veronica Baxter on e-mail: baxterv@nu.ac.za A CV with two referees should be sent with a letter of application. Closing date November 24, 2000.




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