“The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world.

The Learning Department is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies to deliver in-house and outreach classes for schools (KS3 – A-level), universities, and adult learners. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach across the range of ages and interests and differing English language capabilities on a wide range of Shakespearian topics, including other Renaissance and Modern dramatic works and writers.

The appointee will be able to communicate enthusiastically and effectively, have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and will have the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will regularly attend performances at the theatre, and facilitate post-show discussions with students, teachers and theatre professionals.

Candidates should have a proven expertise in devising and delivering sessions for EFL students and a background in the study and teaching of Shakespeare.  Experience of teaching at two or more of the levels listed above, and a post-graduate qualification in Shakespeare or English Literature/Drama/Theatre Studies is desirable. Knowledge of theatre history and a keen interest in performance will be an advantage.

For further details please contact the HR Department on jobs@shakespeare.org.uk or 01789 204016.

The closing date is Monday 23rd September 2013, and interviews will take place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October 2013.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and building a diverse and representative workforce and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and members of the black and minority ethnic communities.”

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