Jobs & Placements


About the company

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) has an established reputation, built over 45 years, as a leading creator of accessible and innovative participatory and performance work for young people.

GLYPT runs an extensive participatory programme including 18 weekly workshops in drama, dance and radio, for ages 2-25. GLYPT also delivers participatory education and outreach projects, and produces professional theatre touring schools and at its venue, The Tramshed in Woolwich.


Interim Executive Director (maternity cover)

GLYPT’s current Executive Director, will be heading off on maternity leave at the beginning of December. We are now looking for an experienced Interim Executive Director to work closely with the CEO, Jeremy James, in her absence.

We are open to considering candidates interested in taking on the full role as well as those interested in a potential job share that looks to cover specific aspects of the role.

Conditions: No less than £32K pro rata but flexible depending on experience and areas of responsibility. Part time (up to 4 days per week) or potential job share.

Closing date for returned applications is 5pm on Thursday 20th October.

For more information, please download the Job Pack here and apply by submitting a CV and cover letter outlining your appropriate experience to


Trustees and Development Board Members

With its ongoing capital project for the refurbishment of the Tramshed (our base). GLYPT are looking for new Development Board Members and Trustees. We are particularly looking for legal expertise, finance and project management particularly within a capitol development project framework.

We are interested in both new trustees for a longer term commitment to the company Board but also members to join the development for an 18 month period to support the realisation and delivery of our capital refurbishment of the Woolwich Tramshed.

For further information please contact Jeremy the CEO –


Workshop Volunteers

We are looking for people to assist in our huge range of workshops. Currently we especially need people for our Youth Theatres and Supportive Programmes.

If you are interested please download the initial application form HERE and email it back to us.


Front of House /Usher Volunteers

We are looking for people to assist The Tramshed team to run efficient Front of House services for our shows and events.

Example activities of our Usher volunteers are:

  • To answer audiences questions i.e. what time do we open the doors, how long is the show, is there an interval, is the bar/café open? Etc.
  • To support with the bar/café at busy times (i.e. before the show or during the interval)
    · Ensuring the public do not enter the theatre before the doors have been opened.
  • To check tickets as audience enter the auditorium.
    · To direct people to available seats when required.
  • To sit within the theatre during the show and be on hand in case you are required to assist a member of the public.

Please find more information in the in the download section on this page.


University Placements

To apply to do your placement with GLYPT.
Please fill in this the work placement form in the download section on this page and email it to

Recruited on a case by case basis. Generally placements are for two or three days a week and will include a range of roles and experience, which may include administration, workshop facilitation /stage management practice or assistant directing.

We receive a large number of requests for placements. There must be a clear reason why you feel you would benefit from a placement at GLYPT.


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