We are a theatre and cultural centre in Jenin Refugee Camp, occupied Palestine. We believe that the arts have a crucial role to play in building a free and healthy society, and our contribution to that is a unique programme of activities in performing arts and multimedia, including theatre and drama, filmmaking, photography and creative writing.
We stage professional theatre productions, hold amateur drama workshops and run a three-year educational program in acting. We offer training in photography and publish books, photography exhibitions and short films. Through professional training within the fields of theatre and multimedia the theatre has substantially increased local artistic capacity and developed an extensive network of partners and supporters in Occupied Palestine and throughout the world.
Living and working in Jenin refugee camp will be rewarding on so many levels. We hope that you will leave feeling proud in what you accomplished and grateful to have gained even more than you gave.
If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer at – or for – a cultural organisations in Palestine, look no further! To apply for any of the volunteer positions below, send us an email with your CV and cover letter, no later than December 15 or June 15 (depending on when in the year you are applying). All current volunteer opportunities are listed on our website.
Some examples of what we usually look for:
in need of video editors on an ongoing basis, to produce short video clips and give training. The minimum time period is two weeks, preferably longer. Please send work samples with your application.
in need of a filmmaker/editor to work with us to teach Final Cut 10 and work on a full-length film project. The minimum time period is two weeks, preferably longer. Please send work samples with your application.
The multimedia team is in need of a professional photographer to contribute to Theatre’s in-house photography work, including training of students. Please send work samples with your application.
need a grant manager/fundraiser who will produce proposals and reports to donors and/or run fundraising campaigns, as well as maintain The Theatre’s local grant management system. Experience in grant- and report-writing is required. This volunteer position is ongoing and can be adjusted to the amount of time you are able to contribute. It can preferably be done at the theatre in Jenin refugee camp but also from a distance. English and/or Arabic speaker. Please send work samples with your application.
PRODUCER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
A producer and/or production manager is needed for practical work and training, for a minimum of one month.
STAGE MANAGER/PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
in need of a stage manager/production stage manager to mentor our in-house stage manager in theory and practice. Minimum one month.
LIGHT AND SOUND DESIGNERS
Experienced light and sound designers are needed to give training through practical work on productions and events at The Theatre, starting as soon as possible. Minimum of one month.
CHILD & YOUTH DRAMA FACILITATOR
An experienced drama facilitator/pedagogue is needed for intensive training of child & youth theatre club trainers, both on basic and advanced level, on different occasions throughout the year for a minimum of ten days at a time, preferably longer. Arabic language skills and/or experience of working in Palestine or similar settings are preferred.
Experienced coordinator of community activities is needed as soon as possible, for a minimum of two months, to help develop in-house systems and mentor a local coordinator. Arabic language skills are preferred.
Shared apartment, private rooms.
The Theatre receives volunteers from all corners of the world who come to share their skills in solidarity with the people in Jenin. We prefer to host volunteers on a more long-term basis, at least two to three months, or recurring volunteers who come for a shorter time each year.
Since this is a volunteer opportunity we do not pay salaries. We do provide free accommodation for all volunteers in our guesthouse. We also cover all work-related costs such as local transportation.
Volunteering at the theatre won’t make you financially rich but we guarantee that you will be rich in experiences. You will be working within a creative setting, with people from Occupied Palestine and all over the world, making friends for life and contributing towards increasing the capacity of our staff and students.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week