Opportunites at Lyra

Call-out for Sessional Youth Arts Workers (Freelance)

Deadline: Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11am

Lyra are looking for new recruits to join our team of freelance Youth Arts Workers! 


The role of Youth Arts Worker is to provide high quality pastoral, practical and creative support to the children and young people taking part in Lyra’s vibrant performing arts programme, supporting Lyra’s Facilitators and Lead Artists in the delivery of a wide range of participatory projects. 


The successful candidates will be experienced in working with children and young people, be able to facilitate creative approaches to behaviour management and support a variety of learning needs, and have a passion for the performing arts.  

How to Apply

Please read the Job Description & Person Specification and Supporting Information:







If you are happy that you meet the requirements of the role, send us your CV and a brief Cover Letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to lyra@lyra.co.uk by Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11am


Your Cover Letter should be no more than one side of A4 or maximum 2-min video/audio format. 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday 28th October 2020. The interview is likely to take place online. 


Successful candidates will be invited to attend a training session on Monday 2nd November 2020. This training session will be paid at industry rates. Applicants must be available on both of these dates. The training is likely to take place online.


Lyra recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applicants from people of all backgrounds. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at lyra@lyra.co.uk if you have any questions before applying!



Working within the Covid 19 Pandemic

At present, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our venue Artspace is closed. As such, much of our weekly activity is taking place online and in-person activity is taking place in alternative formats. We plan to re-open Artspace as soon as is safe to do so.  

Youth Arts Worker: Job Description & Person Specification and Supporting Information

Keen to connect with us? 


We are always keen to hear from people working in the industry that we haven't connected with before. If you want to find out more about us or any upcoming opportunities, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Projects and Engagement Manager, Anna (anna@lyra.co.uk). 

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Lyra is grateful for financial support from Creative Scotland, BBC Children in Need, Garfield Weston Foundation, Kintry Environmental Trust, The Robertson Trust, Big Lottery Fund Uk - Young Start, The Corra Foundation, The Barcapel Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust