Creative Practitioner Call-out – Malton School Masterclasses

9th August 2022 - Isabelle Ashcroft

Malton School (North Yorkshire) is looking for two dynamic, creative and reflective practitioners to help develop and enrich the delivery of performing arts.

The Brief

Creative practitioners will meet with the Performing Arts department to discuss staff development opportunities and to gain an understanding of local context, including any challenges or additional barriers pupils face.

In response to this, practitioners will design and deliver a training workshop for staff, which will include co-creating and delivering a high quality masterclass for pupils, in the school’s recently upgraded studio. Malton School is also interested in exploring the role of creativity across the curriculum with practitioners and how creativity can impact learning in other subject areas too.

We are encouraging applications from industry professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience who can inspire the school community. This creative partnership will also support the school as they launch the Malton Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA). The Academy will support students to thrive in their level 3 vocational programmes of study in drama, dance, music and production arts and inspire them to take their next steps in the performing arts industry. MAPA also aims to support the community in the development of the cultural capital of the town.

Malton School are interested in projects that create high-quality experiences for young people who face barriers to arts and culture. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to young peoples’ lives and to develop your own practice.

Combined Arts Practitioner

An experienced and experimental individual or group who can inspire students to reflect on and develop their own skills to use in a combined arts project and learn contemporary storytelling techniques that use a range of art forms. Examples of art forms to be combined could include, but are not limited to:

Acting, dance, mime, mask making, physical theatre, puppetry, lighting design, costume design, set design, prop design and making, film making and projection.

Music Ensemble Practitioner

An energetic and engaging individual or group who can inspire students to reflect on and develop their own musicianship skills performing as part of a music ensemble that will equip them for the world of professional work. Skills development could include:

Communication of intention and style of piece: emotional impact, narrative content, personal interpretation.

Engagement with audience: dynamics of performance, stage profile and image, theme and/or coherence of programme, focus and confidence.


The fund is £1000, per artist, which will be paid in two instalments.

You will receive your first instalment when the project begins, which will be 50% of the funds. You will receive your final instalment after you’ve submitted an evaluation of the project.

The funds will support:

 Materials costs will be covered by the school.


To apply, you will:


  1. Complete and submit your application by midday Friday, 2nd September. You can do this by either:


  1. Complete and submit an equality and diversity monitoring form here:

Completion of the equality & diversity form is voluntary and anonymous. We are keen to reach a broader audience and are collating this anonymous data to ensure that our application process is equitable and reaching underrepresented groups.  Completion of the anonymous form does not bear any influence on the outcome of your application.  Information submitted will be held for evaluation and analysis and will be deleted by March 2023.

We are actively seeking and encouraging applications from creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you feel there is an application process we have not considered. 

Malton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All staff must hold / attain an enhanced DBS clearance and are expected to adhere to strict working practices.

Application deadline: Friday 2nd September 2022, 12 noon

Interviews: w/c 12th September 2022

This is a great opportunity to make a difference to young peoples’ lives and to develop your own practice and we look forward to hearing from you!


If you have any questions please contact Isabelle Ashcroft, Senior Programme Coordinator at IVE:

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