Work with us

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland employs a wide range of creative and operational staff to support and deliver our events and projects.

We also host work experience, voluntary positions and internships. Please contact if you would like to enquire about any of these potential opportunities.

Current vacancies

Chrysalis Festival Producer (freelance)
August – November 2016
Fee £2500
Based at YTAS office in Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Application deadline: 12pm, Tuesday 19 July 2016
Interviews: Monday 1 August 2016

The post of YTAS are looking to recruit a Producer to help us plan, co-ordinate and deliver the Chrysalis Festival (18-20 November 2016). Chrysalis is a new platform for ambitious and provocative performance by young theatre-makers delivered in partnership with the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Find out full information on our Opportunities page.


Projects Administrator (part time)
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2017
Salary £18,000 pro-rata (0.6FTE, 3 days a week)
Based at YTAS office in Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Application deadline: 12pm, Monday 18 July 2016
Interviews: Thursday 28 July 2016

The post of Projects Administrator offers you an excellent fixed-term opportunity to join an energetic and high-achieving team.

We are looking for someone who is confident, focussed and enthusiastic to fulfil the integral role of Projects Administrator. By carrying out this role you will support the growth in scope and influence of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s work.

You will need to be able to fit comfortably into an informal but hardworking environment and your role will require you to collaborating closely with all other members of the team.

During this fixed term contract you will provide administrative support for the planning, co-ordination and delivery of a number of YTAS’s projects including:

  • The Chrysalis festival (November) – a platform for ambitious and provocative performance by young theatre-makers.
  • Scotland’s Youth Theatre Sector Symposium (November) – providing an annual opportunity for consultation, discussion and networking.
  • Interchange (March) – Scotland’s only annual training conference for professionals who use drama and theatre in their work with young people.
  • The National Festival of Youth Theatre (July) – the largest annual gathering of youth theatres in the UK.
  • The YTAS Membership Scheme (year round) – connecting and supporting our sector.

Download the full Recruitment Pack [PDF]. For more information contact Helen Bain at or on 0131 538 0591.

Upcoming intern and placement positions

We currently don’t have any intern or placement positions available. Please check back here for regular updates.

Previous NFYT Amigos and Volunteers

  • Ailsa Galashan
  • Amy Wilson
  • Bea Webster
  • Cara Fraser
  • Ciaran Stewart
  • Daniel Purves
  • Elaine Fechlie
  • Emma Andrew
  • Emma Nutland
  • Eoin McKenzie
  • Francesca Lacey
  • Hector Brown
  • Jack Higgins
  • Jo Rush
  • Joanne Lees
  • Kathryn Douglas
  • Kevin Mitchell
  • Kim Donohoe
  • Kirsty Mckay
  • Konstantina Fili
  • Leyla Coll O’Reilly
  • Myfanwy Morgan
  • Pete Lannon
  • Rachael Keiller
  • Rachel-Jane Morrison
  • Rhonda Barclay
  • Rosie Reid
  • Samantha Hardie
  • Shannon Haxton
  • Sophie McCabe

Previous Interns

  • Clare McVay
  • Stephanie Seeley
  • Dominic Di Rollo
  • Kathryn Murray
  • Lucy King
  • Steven Mackenzie
  • Victoria Barclay

I had expected to be given some roles and responsibility, however we were given more than I imagined and it was good to know that staff at YTAS trusted us and felt they could rely on us. I enjoyed rising to these challenges. NFYT Volunteer

The atmosphere amongst the staff team was great and made the whole weekend a lot of fun. YTAS are extremely good at looking after their staff, whether paid or volunteers. NFYT Volunteer