Become a Young or Student Representitive
The young membership of the ABTT is the future of technical theatre in the United Kingdom, as such, it is crucially important that the views and opinions of this demographic are acknowledged. The young membership will also eventually govern the ABTT in years to come and so the more young members, the stronger a foundation for the ABTT to continue its vital work in the future.
I am very passionate about theatre and helping Young People into backstage roles. As part of my training I completed ABTT Bronze Award, aspects of which I use in my day to day task as a lighting technician. As a Young Associate Representative I hope to make more people aware that the ABTT is a great foundation for training and information on safe working practices.Tamykha Patterson
WHAT IS A YOUNG OR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE?
The Young and Student Representative roles are positions on the ABTT Council of Management. Their job is to ensure the voices of Young and Student Associates are heard by those that govern the ABTT.
WHAT DO YOUNG OR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES DO?
Young and Student Representatives attend meetings and advise the ABTT Council of Management during the decision making process (though they do not vote); they attend industry events, such as trade shows, to recruit new members and meet Young and Student Associates; they edit a page in Sightline which lists news and advice for young members of the ABTT. On top of these points, the Young and Student Representatives are always looking for new ways to improve the benefits young technical theatre professionals can gain from ABTT membership.
WHY DO WE NEED YOUNG AND STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES?
The young membership of the ABTT is the future of technical theatre in the United Kingdom, as such, it is crucially important that the views and opinions of this demographic are acknowledged. The ABTT has a duty to provide support and guidance for young technical theatre professionals, to the benefit of the wider industry. The young membership will also eventually govern the ABTT in years to come and so the more young members, the stronger a foundation for the ABTT to continue its vital work in the future.
WHO CAN BECOME A YOUNG OR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE?
Any current Young or Student Associate of the ABTT can apply to become a Young or Student Representative. The term on Council for Young and Student Representatives is one year, from January to December. However, after a year in office, if they are still eligible to hold the position, they may offer themselves to be co-opted again for another year. The Council hopes serving as a Young or Student Representative will be a positive experience for anyone developing a career in technical theatre.
HOW DO I BECOME A YOUNG OR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE?
The ABTT Council would be delighted to receive an application from you for the role of either Young or Student Representative.
For the application you will need to submit a completed application form, a current CV with the names of two referees and a 250-word personal statement explaining why you would like to be a Young or Student Representative. You may be asked to attend an interview for either position.
Financial reimbursement for reasonable costs for Young and Student Representatives to attend meetings and other ABTT events is available.
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