What is a Youth Board?
Motionhouse’s youth board will be an opportunity for young people to come together 4 times a year to share their views, thoughts and ideas on the work and programmes of the company. This might include our classes, workshops, opportunities for young people, and much more. The youth board will give young people a platform for their voices to be heard and the chance to discuss relevant issues, engage with Motionhouse staff and contribute to future development of new projects and initiatives led by the company.
Why should you get involved?
There are many reasons why this is a great opportunity – not least because it’ll look amazing on your CV! There will be opportunities to engage with the main Motionhouse company including previews of the company in rehearsal and other perks throughout the year. We want to ensure that all our work from performances to creative learning opportunities, are relevant to all young people, all the time. By being an active member of our youth board, you can share your thoughts and ideas to tell us how.
This board will be a chance for you to develop the following skills:
- communication and leadership
- social – you’ll meet new friends
- develop your confidence, motivation, ownership
- analyse and give us feedback
- critique our social media
- decision making
- problem solving
- public speaking (if you want)
Who are we looking for?
Any young person interested in our work aged between 14-25 years. We are looking for 8 young people in total. It is not essential to have dance experience.
How much do I need to commit?
If you are selected to join our youth board, we expect you to attend a minimum of 4 meetings per year to keep your membership active. The first board meeting will be 6-8pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022 in our Town Hall space in Leamington Spa.
This is a volunteer role and reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
How do you apply?
To apply you will need to complete the following 2 steps:
Step 1 – Complete the application form
Step 2 – Send any supporting documents by email to [email protected] by Monday 29 November, 9am. Supporting documents could include a CV, certificates, qualifications, or a supporting statement.
We will let successful applicants know by Friday 10 December.
Motionhouse champions equality and is committed to creating a culture that respects and values diversity, inclusivity and equality. We welcome applicants from all sections of society and positively encourage applications from people who are underrepresented in our sector, including those from working class and ethnically diverse backgrounds or who experience racism, people who are neurodivergent, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ+ community.