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Freelance actor-educators wanted

Freelance actor-educators wanted

17 June 2011

Do you have a flair for performance?  Do you enjoy working with young people?

The People’s History Museum delivers an exciting programme of drama based activities for children, young people, adult learners and the public throughout the year. Performances take place in the museum’s purpose built mini-theatre which sits within the main galleries, surrounded by our fantastic collections and displays telling the story of working people in Britain.

We are looking for two actor-educators to work with us to perform two new characters as part of our learning progamme:

  • William Cuffay, the black Chartist leader
  • Anita Sharma, whose parents moved to Manchester from India in the 1950s

Actors can have any playing age. Applicants should have experience of performance and of working with groups and/or the public and an interest in history.

The museum will provide training and appropriate historical costume.

The posts are casual and would suit someone looking for flexible working arrangements. The museum cannot guarantee a minimum number of bookings.  We are looking for someone who would be able to make a longer term commitment to the role.

The performances have been written for the museum by the Peoplescape Theatre & Cathy Crabb.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post to: Catherine O’Donnell, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER or email  

Closing date:  Friday 15 July 2011