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Job Opportunities at Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools

Finding A Place To Belong


Our Jigsaw Family is forever growing! We welcome lots of new students to our venues across the UK every term, and hire skilled teachers with a passion for the Performing Arts and a desire to benefit young people’s lives. There are lots of different job opportunities at Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, and we are proud to provide ‘A Place To Belong’. 


Many of our students have become assistants, teachers, and now franchisees! Running their very own Jigsaw Performing Arts School. This progression is so inspiring, we love sharing these experiences and supporting our budding franchisees on their Jigsaw journeys. Franchisees Imogen and Abbie shared their stories with us, their memories as a student, and how Jigsaw became their ‘Place To Belong’. Read more about Imogen and Abbie.


The values and the ethos that we follow provide a healthy and encouraging environment for all. We understand the importance of finding a sense of belonging, especially in the workplace. Jigsaw offer different job opportunities and franchising careers to those at Jigsaw, and with like-minded people wanting to know more! 


Founder and Company Director Nicola Lander welcomes you to explore our job opportunities, and find your ‘Place To Belong’ at Jigsaw Arts. Owing to our continued success and growth, we are always on the look-out for the very best teachers and new franchisees to enhance the Jigsaw team.



So, who is a Jigsaw teacher?

A Jigsaw teacher is nurturing and full of enthusiasm! Individuals that have experience teaching, or are in the Performing Arts industry, who would love to pass on the joy of the Performing Arts to young people. We offer job opportunities to those committed to benefitting lives and promoting the Jigsaw Arts ethos of ‘A Place to Belong’. Our teachers work part time at Jigsaw Arts Weekend Schools and at our Holiday Workshops. Prior to the start of the term, all new teachers are required to complete the Jigsaw Arts Teacher Training Programme.



Jigsaw teacher helping our students prepare for their end of term show.


How do I become a Jigsaw teacher?

If you have no previous teaching experience, not to worry! We recommend spending a term or two as a teaching assistant first, to get an insight of how a Jigsaw Performing Arts Class runs, and what the teacher role will require from you. The Jigsaw Arts Teacher Programme is a great way to meet other teachers and connect. The day is held at a studio in central London with our fun teaching team, leading you through engaging workshops that will better your knowledge of teaching at Jigsaw.



Jigsaw teacher encouraging her students in the ‘Little Ones’ class!


Teaching at Jigsaw Arts.

Little Ones – Performing Arts

You will be teaching drama, singing and dance to children aged 3 – 6 years. The two sessions run for 1.5 hours each with a short break in between. Our schools operate on the weekends during the term times so you must be available on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the Jigsaw venue. 


Main School – Singing, Dance or Drama

Teaching an hour of either drama, singing or dance to each group (Most schools have 3 Main School groups) with a short break in between. The children’s ages vary between 7-18 in the Main School. Our schools operate on the weekends during the term times so you must be available on Saturday or Sunday depending on the Jigsaw venue. 

All teachers should have a clear DBS check.

Fees start from £20 per hour (depending on experience).



Jigsaw Arts dance teacher supporting her students.


Do Jigsaw Offer Work Experience to Students? 

We do! Many of our older students come along to Jigsaw to achieve their work experience with us. You could find yourself in the Jigsaw Arts Head Office carrying out admin work, or on site assisting a teacher at one of our weekend schools. There are many great opportunities to learn and grow at Jigsaw Arts!


Can I own a Jigsaw Performing Arts School?

Yes! It is possible to become a Jigsaw franchisee, to own and run your very own Jigsaw Performing Arts School in new areas across the UK. We welcome franchisees to the Jigsaw Network every year! We often hold Franchise Discovery Meetings where you are invited to our Head Office for an informal chat with our company director to learn more about the company.

Visit our ‘Become A Franchisee’ webpage for more information here.

Request a franchise package with further information by emailing us at franchise@jigsaw-arts.co.uk. 



Our Jigsaw Franchisees together at our annual general meeting in 2021.


Where can I get in touch?

To find your closest Jigsaw venue, enter your postcode into our venue finder here. Get in touch with the Manager of the school, you can find their details on their School’s web page! It could be the best thing you did.