Career Opportunies with the Gaiety School of Acting


The Gaiety School of Acting is recruiting a number of roles for 2019 including enthusiastic and efficient hosting staff and passionate, skilled and trained tutors who are interested in teaching young gaiety drama classes at the National Theatre School of Ireland.

Host Responsibilities Include:

Coordination: efficient management and coordination of Young Gaiety students and their parents within the premises; registering students, taking class lists and directing students appropriately.
Accounting: Accounting for sales taken both via credit card and cash fee payment collection and processing as required.
Customer Service: efficient handling of all customer queries relating to school information, course information, student registration, course booking, room booking, and appointments.
Sales: Responsible for ensuring all students know about future courses and camps within the School in order to maximise sales.
Collections: sensitive and accurate processing of fee collection from any students within the class
Communication/Escalation: update on falling or increasing class lists, ensure the students listed on your class list are accurate and present. If a student is not present know why.
Building Management: Daily check of studio spaces to ensure the room is ready and clear for students use. Assist with office maintenance and upkeep as required.
Classroom Set Up: Assist tutors by ensuring the relevant equipment, such as crash mats, keyboards or speakers are in situ for the relevant class
Security & First Aid: Responsible and appropriate response to any emergency that may occur during shift
Teaching Assistance: Cover or assist a tutor as and when needed
Reception: Assist Reception with duties as and when needed
Administrative: Assist with any administrative or marketing duties as agreed including Retention Calls with the School Coordinator or the General Manager as deemed necessary
Parental consent forms: ensure all students within your designated classes have up to date consent forms on our database and be cognisant of any matters relating to any of the students within your care.
Child Protection: Be mindful of all Child Protection policies in place and assist in enforcing them as required. This includes being mindful of any hazardous or potentially dangerous situations.
Monitoring: responsible for ensuring no child is left alone, nor leaves the premises without prior consent. You may have to be the designated adult during lunch shifts at camps.

Experience of working with young people
Friendly and enthusiastic
Excellent people and communication skills
Organisational skills
Fluent English
Good Self-presentation
Ability to use initiative

Young Gaiety Tutor Responsibilities Include:

Working with the school to develop class content and plans
Delivery of 10 week class plan structure in advance to School Coordinator
Keeping accurate records of attendance in class by students
Providing a full update and student report to the Coordinator twice per term
Ensuring all Young Gaiety Rules and Regulations are adhered to by students whilst in the building
Attending all mandatory training including annual Child Protection training
Being courteous and helpful to all students, parent/guardians and school visitors

The successful applicant will ensure their classes are run according to Gaiety School Of Acting policies, guidelines and procedures and that the Gaiety School of Acting’s Guidelines For The Protection Of Children are implemented correctly.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Fluent English
  • Enthusiastic and demonstrable passion for theatre
  • Possesses an acting qualification encompassing at least two years study. Certificate or Degree in Acting is preferred.
  • Training in drama facilitation preferred but not essential
  • Has at least one year prior experience of facilitating workshops and teaching drama to children aged 4-16 years
  • Has prior experience of developing and delivering drama programmes for young people
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the ethos of the Gaiety School of Acting
  • An ability to handle difficult situations with diplomacy and tact and a comfort in working with children is essential
  • An ability to develop games and exercises that focus the student and improve their performance skills
  • The ability to plan and deliver ninety minute classes per term which achieve the aims set out in Young Gaiety guidelines

Terms of Employment:

These roles are line managed by The School Coordination Team and Tutors are line managed by the General Manager. Rate of pay is €9.80 per hour. Tutor rates vary. Hosts, Promotional Staff or Tutors get approached to do hours as and when needed and agreed in advance.

To apply to be a Host or Young Gaiety Tutor for The Gaiety School of Acting, simply email with a cover letter and copy of your CV. Please write your name and ‘Host’ or ‘Young Gaiety’ in the subject line to denote which role is preferred.

Successful candidates will need to be Garda Vetted for the role and provide photographic ID.

Deadline for applications 5pm 4th January 2019

Successful applicants will be called for interview the week of 7th January 2019.

*We are fully subscribed for work experience students until October 2019**