Application forms are available to download here
Applications are available to download here.
Droichead Youth Theatre based in Drogheda, Co. Louth is seeking a dynamic and experienced Youth Theatre Director to;
– Facilitate a programme of drama/theatre workshops
– Co-ordinate and manage all activities in relation to the Youth Theatre including the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
– Provide leadership and strategic direction in relation to furthering the artistic vision of the Youth Theatre.
Droichead Youth Theatre has been running over 21 years in Drogheda. It is committed to the development of youth theatre and drama in Co. Louth. The Youth Theatre is dedicated to creativity and confidence in its members and delivers a year round programme for young people including workshops, at least one major production and a number of smaller productions and events on an annual basis. Droichead Youth Theatre is resident in Droichead Arts Centre.
The successful candidate will have:
-A minimum of two years’ experience in theatre/drama/youth arts.
-Relevant experience of designing, delivering and leading youth theatre workshops
-Commitment and passion to youth arts and knowledge of the youth theatre field.
-Excellent organisational and communication skills.
-Ability to initiate projects and be self – motivated.
This is a part time position and will be offered on a year to year contract. The probation period will be one term (10 weeks). The annual renewal of the contract is dependent on the continued availability of funding. The hours are approx. 5 hours per week on Saturdays. The director reports to the Committee of Droichead Youth Theatre.
For more information, see Droichead Arts Centre’s Website www.droichead.com under Youth Theatre.
Completed C.Vs. and a letter of application should be sent for the attention of Celine Dyas firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Thursday 6th September 2012 by 4pm. Shortlisting will take place on the 7th September and interviews will take place on the 14th September in Droichead Arts Centre at Barlow House, West St., Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Droichead Youth Theatre is kindly support by Droichead Arts Centre and Create Louth.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact me on 041 9875140
Co. Louth VEC Youth Officer, Ian Walker, has this week announced details of the VECs expanded week-long budget busting summer activity schools for 2012. The extremely positive feedback from parents, and from participants of previous activity schools, has prompted the youth service to expand its activity programme which this year will run all through the month of August.
Some firm favourites are to remain on the ticket including Hip-Hop Dance, Creative Writing and Cookery. However, a whole new range of schools are also being added including Hair and Beauty, Archaeology, Arts and Crafts, Soccer and Outdoor Adventure. The Youth Officer said, “there’s something for everybody this year and places are expected to fill up quite quickly”.
Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE) will host a make-up, skincare and hair school for 12-16 year olds which will be based in their dedicated beauty rooms at the college. The archaeology school is being aimed at 8 -13 year olds and will utilise facilities in the County Museum in Dundalk, and will incorporate a fact finding trip to Newgrange on its final day. The arts and crafts school plans to provide participants with a variety of experiences including puppet-making and 3-D wire and clay modelling, whilst plans are afoot to utilise the facilities of the Neptune Outdoor Education Centre in Clogherhead to run an outdoor adventure school which will take in activities such as raft building, kayaking, surf boarding, hill walking and mountain/wall-climbing. All schools will run for one week.
Ian Walker said, “most of the courses this August will run in both Dundalk and Drogheda and will take place in a number of the VECs schools in the towns. Our schools are kitted out to the highest of standards which make ideal bases for our summer schools”.
Application forms and programme details are now available on the Co. Louth VEC website at www.louthvec.ie. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The VEC has indicated that it is open to suggestions for other innovative summer schools from members of the public.
For further information regarding the above please contact:
Mr. Ian Walker
Co. Louth VEC
Tel.: 042 9334047
‘A Winter Wonderland’
28th and 29th December 2011
Tickets available from An Tain box office 042 9392919.
Freda Hearty and her talented Dance Kids proudly present ‘A Winter Wonderland’.
Following the huge success of ‘Can’t Stop Movin’ in June, the Dance Kids have been busier than Santa’s elves rehearsing to ensure that ‘A Winter Wonderland’ is the perfect Christmas night out for all the family.
‘A Winter Wonderland’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites including a wonderful excerpt of Scrooge the Musical,
which is sure to leave everyone in the festive spirit.
This hugely anticipated show will see the talented dancers aged from just 4 years of age to 23 years perform to many favourites, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Al Jolsen, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears to name just a few.
‘A Winter Wonderland’ is guaranteed to leave you in the Christmas spirit and is not to be missed, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
“Another amazing show from the Dance Kids, a great night out for all the family.”
Eamonn Doyle, LMFM
“I am a huge fan of the Dance Kids, I can’t wait for ‘A Winter Wonderland’.”
Leoina Lennon, Louth Rose