Young Leaders FAQ

Young Leaders FAQ

Young Leaders FAQ

What practical opportunities will I get?

Examples of some of the practical opportunities you can get:

Marketing – After learning some marketing skills from the professional team at Storyhouse, you will work as part of a team of young leaders to create a campaign for one of the home-produced or Young Company shows.

Programming – Get to know what it takes to programme an event and work as part of a team to help shape one of Storyhouse’s festivals.

Customer Service – Hear about the different roles involved with running Storyhouse, join the team to help guide visitors to the theatre, cinema or library, and advise them on how to get the most out of Storyhouse’s varied programme and facilities depending on their particular needs and interests.

What does being a Young Leader entail?

  • Regular skills sessions
  • Opportunities to watch theatre and film
  • Work on group projects
  • Mentoring from Storyhouse staff
  • Gaining an Arts Award qualification

How do you select?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a place to everyone. Our selection process will be based on the information that you have provided and a recruitment workshop.

We will have various intakes throughout the year.

When do you recruit?

Our main recruitment drive is March-May and November-December

What is the difference between the 4 months and 9 months programme?

The 4 months programme will meet once a week in the evenings or at weekends.

The 9 months programme will meet once a week during a week day.

Both groups will cover the same projects and experiences.

What is my commitment to the programme?

Once you have been confirmed on the programme we expect that you will commit to the session every week. We do understand that there may be times when you are unable to attend, and we ask that you give us as much notice as possible for this.

You will also complete your Arts Award whilst on the programme and it is expected that you will work to the necessary deadlines for this.

What happens after I have completed the programme?

Once you have complete the programme there will be further opportunities for you. You may be interested in our Young Company, Young Film Programmers, Apprenticeships, Volunteer opportunities or further mentoring.

Can I reapply?

If you were not successful, you can reapply.