This is an exciting time to be joining the Royal Exchange Theatre, as we reopen our building and welcome visitors back to see a show or take part in a range of activities on or off our site.

We emerge from Covid-19 as a new organisation with communities at our heart. We’ll engage with all communities, learning what it means to be a theatre in the post pandemic world and bring new relevance to audiences and participants. The Children & Young People Coordinator will play a vital role in the delivery of all Children and Young People (CYP) work at the Royal Exchange Theatre including Children’s Company, Young Company, Schools programmes, work in communities and other educational activity.


The postholder will work closely with the Children & Young People Producer to ensure the smooth and effective delivery of all CYP programmes. They will coordinate a diverse range of activity both at the Royal Exchange Theatre and across Greater Manchester. This will include the delivery of Arts Award, working closely with freelance artists and practitioners, and the recruitment of participants.

The postholder will take an active role in ensuring inclusivity across all areas of participant recruitment. They will build strong external relationships in the delivery of CYP activity, including those with participants, staff and peers.


ROLE: Children & Young People Coordinator

SALARY: £21,375 per annum

HOURS: 35 hours per week

CONTRACT: Fixed term – 18 months

RESPONSIBLE TO: Children & Young People Producer

AREA: Connecting

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12pm, Friday 6 August

INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 17 August

In order to apply, please see the application form and job description below. Please also complete the equal opportunities form that can be found below. 
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Application Form

Job Description

document Equal Opportunities Form (51 KB)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons; however, some communities are currently under-represented within our organisation. We would particularly welcome applications from anyone identifying as ethnically diverse and/or disabled.

We will contact you if you are successful and invite you to interview. Please note due to the volume of applications we are unable to confirm receipt of your application or provide feedback if you have not been shortlisted to interview stage.

The RET holds application forms and interview notes for unsuccessful candidates for 6 months, which will be stored in a secure manner. After the 6-month period, all data will be securely destroyed.