We are hiring!


14th April 2023 We are excited to announce that we have two new job openings for, General Manager Creative Producer: Children & Families Network Deadline for applications: 4pm on 5th May 2023 Interviews: General Manager - 16th & 25th May (please note the second interview date has changed) Creative Producer - 18th May (2nd interview date tbc) About the roles General Manager Licketyspit Theatre & Play Company Full time £34,000 - £37,000 Licketyspit seeks an experienced and highly motivated General Manager who will have a high level of responsibility and work closely within our core team at the heart of our wider network of freelance actor-pedagogues and Associate Artists. You will have confidence overseeing finance and operations, working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO to support company development and fundraising. Licketyspit is a small dynamic and pioneering theatre and play organisation with 20 years’ experience. Our work is firmly rooted in the arts and our child centred Storyplay approach has increasingly informed a highly developed understanding of how we can support the development, wellbeing and happiness of early years children and their families and communities. Licketyspit is a national company based in Glasgow where it has strong connections with local and national partners and our large Children & Families’ Network who share our aims and ethos. Their appreciation and insight into our work is highly rewarding for the staff [...]

We are hiring!2023-04-19T10:18:10+00:00

Volunteer with Licketyspit!


22nd April 2022 We are looking for volunteers to take part in our intergenerational Storyplay sessions across a range of projects. Our play sessions mainly take place on Wednesdays (2.30-6.30), Thursdays (3-7), Fridays (3-7), Saturdays (10-4). Dates for induction training are - 24th May (6-7.30) - 25th May (11-1) drop in for 1-to-1 chats - 21st June (4-5.30) You must attend at least 1 training session. If you can attend all 3 sessions you'll develop your skills further, on the road to becoming a Storyplay Champion! We aim to be as flexible as we can to accommodate our volunteer's availability and circumstances. You can tell us more about your availability when you sign up or get in touch if you'd like to have a chat. If you have children and would like to volunteer with us - we'd love to hear from you. We can work out an arrangement suitable to your needs, every family is different. You will receive Storyplay Training - learn to use the Storyplay toolkit of games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities and the methodology of how we play Experience working with diverse groups of families including refugees and asylum seeking families, in communities across Glasgow Understanding and experience of how Licketyspit engages online and in person, logistical know-how of running successful large group play activities Storyplay resources Experience preparing and serving community meals Experience [...]

Volunteer with Licketyspit!2022-07-13T16:02:11+00:00

We are hiring!


10th September 2021 We are excited to announce that we have a new job opening for... Communications Coordinator, Children & Families Network. Flexibility between at-home, in office and in local communities working, offered on a part time basis working out at £26,000 - £28,500 (0.5 FTE). Deadline for applications: 9am 30th September 2021 About us Licketyspit is a pioneering Scottish early years theatre company which has rooted its work in transformational drama-led children’s rights-based practice for twenty years. Our work springs from the connection between actors and children as ‘play experts’. Learning to consult children through play has led to a series of highly successful projects on a trajectory of discovery, which has coalesced as - Storyplay – a powerful and flexible children’s rights-based approach & methodology based on shared intergenerational imaginary play. Storyplay is being used in education, community and arts and cultural contexts; to support refugees and asylum seekers; and as a child consultation methodology through ‘Have Your Say Through Play’. Licketyspit’s Children & Families Network (CFN) is at the heart of our practice. The CFN is an 850-strong community of families who share Licketyspit’s children’s rights ethos and want continuing connectivity and opportunities to take part in Storyplay. Licketyspit's work is open to all, but the company prioritises its work in areas of high socio-economic challenge. About the role We are looking for a Communications Co-ordinator (Children & Families [...]

We are hiring!2021-09-10T18:11:45+00:00

Family Art Voyage


30th July 2021 Exciting opportunity for Artists to deliver workshops for Licketyspit Children & Families Network Licketyspit children’s theatre & play organisation seeks 6 artists to deliver 3 online workshops for 3-12 year olds and their parents/carers. Developed in close consultation with our Children & Families Network (CFN), Family Art Voyage seeks to take families on a shared voyage of creative discovery, in the familiar, supportive setting of their Licketyspit Porridge & Play group. We are looking for artists from a wide range of disciplines who have exuberance, strong social skills, a commitment to children’s human rights and a passion for social justice and equal access to the arts. CFN Children have expressed a particular enthusiasm for rap, chalk art, collage, dance and music but we are open to all artforms & workshop proposals that can be delivered effectively to this intergenerational age-group via Zoom. Successful applicants will receive a 2-hour training session in Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights-based ‘Storyplay’ approach to child and family engagement and Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights Guide for Artists. Session delivery must be rights-based and you will be supported by 2 of Licketyspit’s experienced Actor-Pedagogues. Please email shona@licketyspit.com for full job description & application. Deadline for applications, Monday 30th August at 11pm. Funded by Awards for All. Previous Feedback Feedback from Family Art Voyage [...]

Family Art Voyage2021-11-24T13:08:06+00:00

Licketyspit seeks Volunteers!


Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years and we are looking for new Lickety Volunteers to support our actor pedagogues to deliver these sessions! In our 3 existing communities... Ruchill The Gorbals Whiteinch And 3 NEW communities! Easterhouse Govan Milton The project will run for 5 week blocks from late April to late June. Exact dates tbc. Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more! Contact Ruby on cfn@licketyspit.com or call 07413 800 342 or 0141 353 3850. Find out more about being a Lickety Volunteer by clicking on the link below: https://www.licketyspit.com/professionals/about-us/volunteers/ My experience as a volunteer with Licketyspit is one of the most remarkable experiences, as the sessions invests in the future through enhancing children’s imagination and creativity. Doing this has made realise how much I like being with children, even though I'm an adult, doing these kinds of things I feel I can be more myself. You are very kind it is making me more relaxed. You are connecting with me, you are making conversation so I feel fine. It just helps everybody to connect and to see myself as a child. It’s something that’s helping [...]

Licketyspit seeks Volunteers!2022-04-26T09:07:52+00:00

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