Work with us

We are always interested in meeting new artists to work with across our programmes. We work across all creative disciplines and with all ages and groups. We have a focus on delivering projects for people with lived experience of physical disability, mental health challenges, and additional needs, and always aim to work with practitioners whose experience mirrors those of our participants. We are especially interested in hearing from artists who live in the Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

If offered work (whether short or long-term, voluntary or paid) you will need to provide a recent, valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – previously CRB check. For more information on DBS checks, visit www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

GSA is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity. No job applicant, employee, volunteer or trainee is unfairly discriminated against on the basis of their race, ethnic origin, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, age or religion. Our selection criteria focus strictly on appropriate experience, skills and qualifications for the relevant post.

If you’d like to work with us, please contact Sam Miller at sam@greenshoesarts.com.

Current available roles will be listed on this page, so please check back here regularly.

Project Manager - Speak Up

We are looking for a Project Manager to co-lead on the running of SPEAK UP; an exciting project using virtual reality to support young Black and South Asian males with their mental health in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (LBBD).

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of proactively leading projects, have a passion for the arts and bringing art to local residents, and be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a small team.

This is a job share role, and the successful candidate will be sharing the role’s responsibilities with an already appointed Project Manager. The existing Project Manager will take on primarily budget management and reporting responsibilities, while the successful candidate will take on a more active role including management of artists, outreach and engagement, and day to day administration.

SPEAK UP is a community arts project for young men and boys who have or are at risk of developing mental health problems, and would like to engage with the community by making virtual reality experiences within a group setting. The project will support the most vulnerable young people in our society, who face challenges such as social deprivation, mental health issues and disability, as we emerge from lockdown and the COVID-19 Crisis.

Participants will work with inspiring artists who themselves have experience with mental health challenges, and through weekly workshops and week long intensives, working in drama, spoken word and movement and virtual reality, devise a digital experience piece to be shared to pupils at local schools. SPEAK UP aims to offer people opportunities to move forward as part of society, challenging the stigma of mental health, with boys from all different cultural and economic backgrounds working together with a common interest in art. 

This is a fixed term freelance contract, with a fee of £15/hour based on 2 days per week from January – April 2022.

To apply, email Artistic Director Samuel Miller, at sam@greenshoesarts.com for a full job description and person specification. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via video call or in person during the week commencing 13th December.

The successful candidate must be in possession of an enhanced DBS certificate. This role is funded by London Community Response Fund – TNLCF, Arts Council England and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Youth Theatre Leader

We are looking for a dynamic, inspiring drama practitioner to lead on the development of a new youth theatre, to be based at Chadwell Heath Community Centre. The successful candidate will have a background in planning and delivering high quality youth theatre workshop sessions and productions, a strong background in project management, and a commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of young people.

GSA will create a new weekly youth theatre group for young people aged 12-18 in Barking & Dagenham, primarily targeting young people from the Chadwell Heath, Mark’s Gate, and Becontree areas. Through devised theatre workshops we will support participants to develop and share underrepresented voices in a constructive way, building towards at least 2 public performances during 2022. We will champion the voices of the Borough’s young people to a widespread audience.

This is a fixed term freelance contract, with a fee of £65 per 2-hour youth theatre session, and £15 planning fee per session from January – December 2022.

To apply, email Artistic Director Samuel Miller, at sam@greenshoesarts.com for a full job description and person specification. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via video call or in person during the week commencing 13th December.

The successful candidate must be in possession of an enhanced DBS certificate. This role is funded by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham National Community Infrastructure Levy.