After some research and talking the idea through with some colleagues you already run drama ambassadors, here is the job description of the role that I’ve developed and will roll out in September.
What is a drama ambassador?
Being a drama ambassador is a fun and rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to learn, develop and improve leadership skills by becoming involved in the creative achievements of both the drama department and the school. As a drama ambassador, your main role will be being responsible for the running of a drama club in either Year 7, 8, 9 or 10. You will also be required to represent both the drama department and the school in events ranging from Open Evenings to local events. The drama ambassadors are the student face of the drama department. They are aspirational and positive role models for younger students in the school and promote a positive image of Drama both within the school and the local area.
What are the expectations of a drama ambassador?
As a drama ambassador will be expected to:
- Be available to run one after school activity a week for your year group.
- Work with your year group to create performances for assemblies, open evenings, performance nights and any other event that may take place.
- Work on your own or with a partner to plan and deliver activities in your drama club.
- Be available to represent the drama department on Open Evenings, Options Evenings and any other event that may take place.
What are the future possibilities of being a drama ambassador?
This is role that needs to be flexible to adapt to the changing circumstances of the world around us. In the future it may be that drama ambassadors have the opportunity to run workshops in local primary schools or other community groups or to represent the school in local or national events. I will always be looking for opportunities to develop this role, but if there is anything that you want to develop then please let me know as well.
What you will get in return for being a drama ambassador?
When you become a drama ambassador you will receive the following:
- Training sessions to equip you with the skills needed to run effective workshops and rehearsals with your year group.
- Initial support in the workshops from a teacher – this will be reduced once you are comfortable and familiar with running the workshop/rehearsal.
- Regular meetings between drama ambassadors and a teacher to share ideas and solve common problems.
- An online forum for discussion to support you on a day-to-day basis.
- A t-shirt or sweatshirt and badge.
- Opportunity to elect Drama Heroes.
- Be in Year 10, 11, 12 or 13 (year 10 students will not be expected to run workshops/rehearsals for their own year group and will not run their drama club on the same day as the Year 10 drama club).