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Jobs at BOVTS

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK. The School is anticipating that it will recruit for several roles in the coming months as part of plans to enhance its operations and the student experience. Please check back regularly for details of new opportunities.

If you have any further enquiries relating to these roles, please contact the relevant hiring manager as indicated in the further information pack.

BOVTS Young Artists Leaders

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is recruiting for Young Artist Leaders to develop and deliver tuition to young people from Bristol and the surrounding areas in performance and technical theatre skills. BOVTS Young Artists is the Theatre School’s youth academy with classes running on Sunday mornings during term time. 

We are looking for people who are experienced performers, stage managers or teachers to deliver this work. If you feel you can inspire the next generation of theatre makers, come and work with our Young Artists!

Contract: Self-employed/freelancer
Hours: For shift patterns, please download the job description.
Closing date: We recruit Young Artists Leaders on a rolling basis. There is no fixed deadline for application.

If you have further questions about this role, please contact our Head of Non-Degree Studies, Faye Elvin. Completed job applications should be emailed to [email protected].

Job description, person specification and further information pack (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Equality and diversity monitoring form (Word, 57 KB)
Application form (Word, 49 KB)


Freelance opportunities

Shape the future of the drama industry…

Each term, we engage a range of freelance staff in a variety of roles across the Theatre School. Employing visiting professionals helps ensure our curricula remain informed by latest industry practice and that our students experience working with a variety of different practitioners.

Examples of freelance opportunities might include:

  • Short-term production-related contracts – e.g. directing or designing one of the School’s theatre productions or short films;
  • Specialist masterclasses and workshops – e.g. delivering half-day or day-long bespoke sessions in acting or production;
  • Short-term peripatetic teaching contracts – e.g. delivering skills-based classes throughout an academic term;
  • One-off commissions – e.g. new writing for a site-specific performance or short film.

Get in touch

We are always keen to hear from practitioners who can bring new approaches and expertise to the School. We are particularly interested to hear from those with identities or backgrounds under-represented within our own workforce and across the wider arts and training sectors. For further information about the School’s approach to recruitment and selection, please use the drop-down menu below.

All visiting freelancers are expected to abide by the School’s codes of conduct for staff and to demonstrate a commitment to the School’s Vision and Values, which underpins our approach to teaching and learning.

If you are interested in working with us, please email a copy of your CV and/or a covering letter to [email protected].

The personal information that you supply will be held securely on file by BOVTS for future reference. For further information, please see the data statement below.

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018