40 hours per week (full time) on a rota basis, including evenings and weekends

Salary: £22,000 per annum

In 1907 the Kings Theatre opened its doors and has ever since been a magnet for theatregoers from in and around Portsmouth and Southsea. For 112 years’ audiences have enjoyed musicals, plays, comedy, opera, dance, talks and film in the sumptuous surroundings of a beautiful Grade II* listed proscenium arch theatre, designated by the Theatres Trust as a ‘theatre of national architectural importance.

As a Community & Education Outreach Co-ordinator you will be creating, delivering and sustaining a programme of participatory cultural and educational activities and projects, across the city of Portsmouth that foster creativity, self-expression and enthusiasm for the Arts, enabling all participants to achieve their potential regardless of ability, social-economic background or experience.

The Outreach Co-ordinator will work alongside the Youth Theatre Co-Ordinator and the Creative Events Co-ordinator within the new Kings Theatre Department – KONNECT to combine and enhance the Kings Theatre’s offerings to the community and help enrich the city of Portsmouth.  You will report to the KONNECT Manager

This is a new role that you can put your stamp on.  You will be planning and developing a varied programme of arts and educational opportunities, projects and events to meet the needs of the community.  You will be contributing to the development of KONNECT and the Kings Theatre as a community hub through outreach activities and the increased usage of the theatre facilities by local cultural and community organisations. You will be expected to personally plan, lead/co/lead or support specifically designed workshops and activities for community groups.

You will have proven experience of supporting and delivering projects together will an understanding or experience of working in an education, charity, heritage or arts environment. You will have good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.  In addition, you will have experience of working with children and/or young people/ vulnerable adults and the Health & Safety legislation that relates to working with and supervising children/young people.  You will be proficient in using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Access as well as good budgetary, numeracy and literacy skills. An enhanced DBS certificate is essential.

In addition to the above it would be desirable for you to have a qualification and/or training in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults; have experience in working with people with additional needs and disabilities ; experience of working in partnership with a wide range of organisations in the public, private and or voluntary sector; experience of project management and successfully applying for grants and sponsorship; knowledge of relevant legislation, initiatives and government strategies relating to the arts.

NB: You must be able to work evenings, weekends (including Saturday and Sunday)

If you are interested and believe you have the right skills we’re looking for, please complete the application form below and email to

The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday 21 June 2019

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