We have an exciting opportunity for an Education Manager to join The Nursery’s management team at a pivotal time in the company’s redevelopment (you can read more about this here).

Education Manager

(a PDF version of this job application is available here)

  • Part-Time: 10-15 hours per week initially
  • £600 PCM
  • Flexible working hours, hours and fee under ongoing review.
  • Duration: 6 months maternity cover (starting late November/ early December 2020) with possibility of extension to a permanent role, see details below.
  • Location: London & Remotely. We are open to considering applicants outside of London and the UK who can work remotely.
  • This is a freelance/self-employed role and you will be responsible for your own taxes, national insurance etc.


The Nursery is a home for improv classes, courses and shows. A registered charity with over ten over years experience teaching confidence, creativity and communication to everyone from those new to performing to seasoned veterans polishing their skills, the Nursery is a leading light in improvisation.

The Nursery is currently undergoing a period of transition and redevelopment, as we adapt to the pandemic and further modernise our business practices.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Education Manager to join The Nursery’s management team at a pivotal time in the company’s redevelopment. We are offering the chance to be at the forefront in leading and shaping The Nursery’s curriculum in an ethos of continual improvement and aspiration. As such, we are open to different approaches to this role. You will be at the heart of decision making and lead on teaching decision making. You will also help to develop our online resources both for existing students and courses for a wider audience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Working with the Management team and/or interim steering committee to develop and deliver The Nursery’s in-person and online class offerings.
  • Line-management of a small team of regular teaching staff & the primary contact for guest teaching staff.
  • Act as focal point for liaison with existing and prospective students,
  • Updating and maintaining databases, time tables, and teaching schedules and analysing records to track trends & interest
  • Working in unison with administrative staff in keeping the company website etc up to date with classes and courses etc.


The ideal candidate will possess experience in as many of these areas as possible:


  • An active interest in improvised theatre, and the growth of the artform.
  • Strong communication and time management skills, an ability to work remotely and adapt to the dynamic nature of a small arts organisation.
  • The ability to handle sensitive information.
  • Technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn the following softwares; Skedda, Slack, Google sheets, WordPress & Eventbrite.


  • Previous experience in writing and/or developing education programmes.
  • Previous experience working at a relevant level within administration, ideally within an arts organisation or educational establishment.
  • Experience as an Improv teacher may be useful for perspective.

We also welcome applicants who feel they have relevant transferable skills or experience. Above all, The Nursery is looking for someone who wants to become part of the Nursery team and the global improvisation community.


  • Resumes should be submitted as a PDF with a covering letter in the body of the email of no longer than 2 paragraphs which detail your interest in this role to
  • The closing date for this role is Friday 13th November 2020. Applicants will be contacted shortly after with interview dates.*

People from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and those from the LGBTQIA+ community are under-represented in the arts and by extension in improvisation, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups. For more transparency please take a look at our diversity and code of conduct policies.

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