Backstage Academy recruiting for staff

B-A MASTER LOGO (COLOUR) HIGH RESBackstage Academy is looking to recruit teaching, admin and industry staff ahead of the new term commencing in October 2014. The academy, based at the LS-Live rehearsal studios in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, deliver industry-based training in lighting, sound, staging, live visuals, networks, show control and event planning

Backstage Academy’s courses are validated by the University of Bolton. It runs an FdA in live events production, a BA (Hons) top-up year and, new for 2014, a BA (Hons) in visual production. The academy focuses on employability, practical experience and industry-relevant skills.

Director of courses Robin Watkinson: ‘We are looking to add stage engineering, automation, stage management, film and TV location management, and sports events management to our portfolio of validated courses.

‘We are currently seeking applications from: industry professionals interested in delivering lectures, seminars or masterclasses in their field of expertise; experienced teachers with experience of lecturing and supporting students studying at HE4 or above; and admin staff to support our growing education portfolio.’

The academy has part and full-time positions available, as well as opportunities to run masterclasses. If you are interested in a position at Backstage Academy, submit your CV to robin.watkinson@backstage-academy.co.uk.

New part-time performing arts school launched by actress in London

360 ArtsActress Simone Lahbib has launched a new part-time performing arts school in North Finchley, London, offering children of ages three and up classes in dance, acting, singing and musical theatre.

360 Arts opened on 8 September, with Lahbib as principal. She has described 360 Arts as, ‘a vibrant, exciting environment, boasting some of London’s best teachers for singing, dancing and acting.’

She also spoke of the resources available: ‘Lovely, bright studios, regular visits from industry professionals, and an affiliated agency, Daisy and Dukes.’

As well as performing arts classes, 360 Arts will also host workshops from industry professionals in production areas such as stage management, script writing and producing.

Details of the school and workshops on offer are available at www.360arts.co.uk.