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Roles | Dance and Drama Instructor

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure: the health, safety and welfare of the children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured, you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: As a Dance and Drama Instructor, you will be leading a variety of dance and drama activities to all ages on camp, such as: Squeezing Circle, Bang/Splat, and Grandmas/Grandpa’s Footsteps, just to name a few. You will be expected to lead exciting and engaging sessions, making sure all the children are getting involved. You will also be leading the Upstage Skills Builder course workshop that will cover: improvisation, mime, mask movement, stage make up and character creation. There will also be the opportunity for the children to put on a talent show every Friday, to perform to their parents/carers, which you will help organise and lead. 

Ahead of camp, you can read up on session ideas in our Dance and Drama Manual that you will have access to. This will provide you with ideas and inspiration on what to base your sessions on. You can also bring your own ideas to camp.

Duties include: 
• Set up and maintain your dance and drama room/area so that it is suitable and inviting for the children
• Following policies and procedures to create a safe and fun environment 
• Plan and deliver a wide variety of exciting and safe dance and drama activities, that are age relevant 
• Providing safety instructions and demonstrations of equipment and ensure these are adhered to 
• Working alongside a general staff member who may come along to assist with your sessions 
• Depending on the size of your camp, there might be two Dance and Drama Instructors required, therefore you might have to job share and liaise with each other.
• Deliver the Upstage Skills Builder course

Requirements – You will: 
• Have experience in dance and drama
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references 
• Be: enthusiastic, caring and organised 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas 
• Attend an Assessment Day if you’re new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view the 2019 Assessment Day dates here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops and you will be able to demonstrate your dance and drama skills.
• Complete relevant online training modules annually.
• Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens).
• Assist with pack up at the end of camp

Age of children:  4½ years – 14 years
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30
Salary: £295.00 - £450.00 per week (dependent on age, qualifications and experience)

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Dance and Drama Instructor, and is listed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.

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