Learn how to facilitate workshops for kids!

Join the ILBIJERRI Ensemble and upskill in facilitating theatre workshops for kids (predominantly grades 5 and 6 students). Over four weeks of training and rehearsals led by Naz Dickerson across July, August and October, we’ll skill you up in all you need to know to run workshops with school students. 

First Nations methodologies are the foundation of this program. Training will employ a strength-based approach to empower Ensemble members to further empower a new generation of theatre-makers.

Following the facilitator  training, you’ll go out on the road and into primary schools, facilitating kids workshops and presenting performances of Isaac Drandic’s show, Get Your Geek On.


  • Develop your craft: Upskill in acting, crewing, theatre-making, skill-sharing, mentoring, leadership and facilitating workshops, with dedicated training led by Naz Dickerson, with guest industry experts, and tailored industry excursions. 
  • Feel great knowing your beautiful Blak self will be inspiring and engaging the next generation, with an all First Nations team telling a First Nations story to kids, and providing them with an outlet for self-expression and creativity
  • Get paid while developing your skills in a high demand area, schools workshops led by First Nations artists. That’s right, Ensemble members will be paid for the training, rehearsals and tour.

Your experience level: We are looking for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 17 – 30 years who are interested in learning how to facilitate workshops for kids. Ensemble members will be trained how to run kids workshops, then tour workshops and performances into primary schools for 10 – 12 year olds.

Your location: Melbourne-based, or you are able to easily travel to Melbourne for rehearsal days which typically start 9am – 5pm. We will cover travel costs to the tour venues from Melbourne. Note that one week of the three week tour will be in regional Victoria, for which ILBIJERRI will provide accommodation, travel and per diems.

Dates you need to be available: 

1 week training: 11 – 15 July

1 week training: 1 – 7 Aug     

2 weeks rehearsal: 3 – 16 Oct

3 weeks tour (2 weeks in Melbourne and 1 week touring regional Victoria): 17 Oct – 4 Nov

Valid Working with Children Check is required for this role. If you don’t already have one, we can guide you through the process and cover the costs.

Covid Policy: To be employed for this position you must be Fully Vaccinated (meaning up to date with approved Covid-19 vaccines, and any boosters mandated by the Victorian Government) OR hold a valid Medical Exemption. Proof of vaccination or exemption is a requirement of employment, mandated by the Victorian Government.

Applications close: Monday 23 May (midnight!)







ILBIJERRI Ensemble is supported by the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, and the Cybec Foundation