Are you a freelance practitioner with design and making experience?

London Bubble Theatre is excited to meet creatives with a background in set building, carpentry or prop making, who are interested in community engagement. We are seeking to increase our pool of freelance practitioners to support Rotherhithe Shed sessions at our base in SE16.

Based on the Men’s Shed movement, London Bubble Theatre opens the doors of its workshop two afternoons a week for people aged 55 and over who are interested in working with their hands. Our members bring a wide range of experience, skills and interests; they include retired craftspeople with traditional workshop skills like carpentry and metalwork and those who want to try something new in a supportive, creative environment. It is a drop-in facility with an average of eight members per session.

Members bring their own making projects along, whether it is a specific project, an idea, or a challenge to overcome. We have some ongoing group projects in which members can participate and are sometimes respond to commissions. These might include maintenance projects related to the Rotherhithe Shed’s parent organisations: London Bubble Theatre and Time & Talents.

Rotherhithe Shed practitioners must:

· Have a general competency in a workshop environment and a familiarity with a broad range of skills and techniques

· Have excellent inter-personal skills

· Uphold our health and safety, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding policies

· Be able to oversee safe working practice in the workshop, making sure that all attendees are comfortable and connected with the facility

· Support members who may need assistance in finding tools or materials.

· Support individual’s use of the space and recognise that we all have our own ways of working

· Show prospective new members around and make them feel welcome

· Undergo an Enhanced DBS check

We are keen to hear from people with specific specialisms as well as those with broader workshop practice. If this sounds like you, please send a CV and covering letter to

Rotherhithe Shed is an important part of London Bubble’s Older Adults’ Programme and is delivered in partnership with Time & Talents.

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