Work for Push
If the answer’s yes – great. Push is looking for the freshest minds and sharpest wits to join its team of expert speakers.
If you’re an aspiring stand-up this is a great gig – with a purpose. If you think you can entertain and inform an audience of sixth-formers without choking, we want to hear from you.
You’ll need to have graduated from a UK university in the past 5 years, be confident at speaking in public and, most importantly, have the enthusiasm to win over even the toughest crowd.
After an audition/interview and initial training, you’ll be sent to schools and college in your area. These positions are paid and are flexible/part-time, in order to fit around your studies or other work. You will need to be regularly available (maybe as often as a couple of days a week) during school hours in term-time.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, confident in speaking in front of a big audience and a great sense of humour.
You'll care deeply about helping young people – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – to get the best educational opportunities. Ideally you'll have more than an inkling about higher education, but we’ll pump you with the knowledge and training you need to get this road show, er, on the road.
There is also a chance to develop your event management skills by helping arrange our outreach to schools. This would involve contacting and fixing up school sessions and is a role that can be developed separately or as part of your training as a Push Talks speaker.
Send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to email@example.com. We hold auditions and interviews throughout the year so there's no deadline and you can apply any time.