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Opportunities

Work Experience and University Student Placements

Mousetrap Theatre Projects has a number of work experience and university student placement opportunities over the course of the year. 

We provide office, administrative work experience which takes place over two weeks for secondary school students aged 16+ or for university student placements this can be for a longer period, usually 3 months, 3 days per week. We require strong level of English and confident communication skills from students hoping to apply for longer term university placements.  The timing and duration of these short term positions can be negotiated. We try to remain as flexible to your needs as possible, but we can only accomodate students who can commit to a minimum of two consecutive weeks.

Unfortunately Mousetrap cannot offer graduate internships or any paid work experience, as we are not in the financial position to pay these entry level positions. However, we are happy to provide course requirment work placements or short term career development work experience.  There is usually the opportunity to accompany a group to the theatre and we are happy to provide students with a reference at the end.  Paid university “internships” are only possible with financial support from your university or other funding arranged by the student; if this is something you are aware of please inform us, however please bear in mind that this may involve some lead time.

Please note: Due to insurance we cannot offer placements to those under 16

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for work experience with us, please send a CV and covering email explaining when and why you would like to undertake work experience with us Mousetrap Theatre Projects.  Please address and send your application to our Director, Susan Whiddington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Placements are limited so please apply with plenty of notice.  Particularly in the summer, as student places can get booked up 6 months to a year in advance.  We will then contact you to confirm and can arrange an informal interview beforehand if required.  Read our Student Handbook to find out more about what to expect when you work with us.  

Please note our next available placements are from September 2019

We are now fully booked for the summer.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our waiting list.

Will and Clive at the Mousetrap Awards

Will Arnold, BA Hons English Language & Literature undergraduate at The University of Leeds, meets our patron Clive Rowe MBE at the 7th Annual Mousetrap Awards.  

Will was on full time placement with us during the first half of 2018 and did a tremendous job of helping us to deliver a number of key projects, including the Mousetrap Awards. Thank you for all your hard work Will! 


Volunteers

As a charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects is always keen to build up our established pool of volunteers, however volunteer positions are limited and dependent on if we have space in the office or when we need extra assistance. We can be flexible to your needs in term of days and times available. We consider volunteering as a mutually beneficial relationship and are keen to understand and facilitate volunteers achieving their individual goals.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , explaining when you would be available to volunteer with Mousetrap Theatre Projects (start date, days and times, for example ‘Friday mornings only’ or ‘evenings only’) and what you would like to assist with.  If we have space we will then contact you to arrange a meeting where can find about more about the charity and meet the team.

Please note that due to our insurance we cannot take on young people under the age of 16.  If you are under 18 you will need to download and complete a Parental/Guardian Consent

Read our Volunteers Policy here. 

Or alternatively if you would like to help raise money to support our work, we would love to hear from you. Check out our Community Fundraising page for ideas. 
 


Mousetrap Youth Forum

The Mousetrap Youth Forum is made of young people aged 15-24 who advise us as a charity, volunteer at our events and help us to run a wide variety of projects.

Please note: Our Youth Forum is currently full but we will re-open for new applications in September 2018. 

Find out more about their work and how to get involved here.   

Winning at the Mousetrap Awards

Members of the Mousetrap Youth Forum celebrate with Miriam Teak-Lee and Layton Williams - both winners at the Mousetrap Awards 2018.  

 

Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,
LONDON
W1D 7EH

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Registered charity number 1053434