Wanted: facilitator for Ministry musical!

Posted by theministry on 18th December 2015

Do you know your jazz hands from your Jellicle cats? Your curtain call from your Carousel? Could you help young people craft stories and scenes, as they write the dialogue and lyrics for a completely original musical? If so, the Ministry of Stories needs you!

In 2016, we are working with Highbury Grove School to help their students create a brand new, original musical, set in a future London.

We need a facilitator with a keen sense of writing craft, who can help them imagine, agree, edit and explore.

Job Description

To be lead facilitator working closely with the core writing group at Highbury Grove School. Working closely with the team at the Ministry of Stories, you will plan and lead these sessions, helping students to shape, edit and work collaboratively on the piece.

You will manage volunteer mentors, via a briefing and debrief at the start and finish of every session, as well as any visiting facilitators or actors. You will liaise with the script editor and be the point of contact between him and the students.

You will administer a blog written by students, tracking the progress of the project, and work closely with our lead teacher at Highbury Grove School to ensure the best experience for all students taking part.

Person specification:


  • Experience working creatively with young people
  • Experience managing /leading adults
  • Keen interest in writing and musical theatre
  • Supportive; able to facilitate collaborative work with care and sensitivity
  • Organised, delivering well-planned sessions
  • Reflective practitioner, able to adapt and respond to needs of participants.


  • Experience creating a musical, songwriting
  • Online DBS via Update Service

Sessions will take place from 3:30-5:45pm every Tuesday (this includes a volunteer briefing and debrief).

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to be considered for the post, please send a CV and cover letter to Emma Joliffe, creative learning manager  at emma@ministryofstories.org by Friday 8th January 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Monday 11 January and interviews will take place on Wednesday 13 January.

We regret that as a small charity, we are unable to contact every applicant individually.


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