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Teacher - Performing Arts

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Performing Arts Teacher to join our team.

This is an opportunity to join our experienced and passionate team based at the Quarry Hill Campus at Leeds City College, part of the Luminate Education Group. The department of Music and Performance Production has more than 500 learners, predominantly 16-18 years old, studying Musical Theatre, Music Production, Dance, Music, Theatre Design and Production, and Acting.

The state of the art campus opened in September 2019, and is home to fantastic facilities including the 180 seat Chroma-Q theatre; 5 dance studios; 2 recording studios; TV production facilities; screening room; practice rooms; and Theatre Design workshops. We are looking for committed, creative and innovative colleagues who are excited by the possibilities that working in our team will offer.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare for and deliver classes to student groups, with clear intentions and well-defined outcomes.
  • Deliver taught classes in our well-equipped studios and other external venues.
  • Manage student progress and achievement through the modules you deliver.
  • Evaluate students' work and provide timely, constructive feedback.
  • Take part in activities relating to the recruitment of students (open evenings, interviews, etc).
  • Be an active member of staff teams, contributing to curriculum development, course reviews and School of Creative Arts activities.
  • Participate in personal development, working to develop your own professional knowledge and skill set.

About You

  • We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Degree in relevant Performing Arts subject.
  • Industry experience of working in theatre would be an advantage.
  • A creative, enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-thinking practitioner.
  • The ideal candidate will work well as part of a team and be resilient, adaptable and enthusiastic with experience in the theatre industry.
  • You are student focused, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills.
  • We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills and would be happy working with people as well as being able to work independently when required.
  • Whilst we welcome applications from any performing arts discipline, our acting courses will be the key focus of this role.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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