Pif-Paf are a Theatre and Artistic Installation company touring the UK and beyond and based in Sheffield. We are preparing for a one off event on Feb 4th 2023 4-6pm where 2 street theatre acts and 2 street bands will march around the neighbourhood of Cliffefield Road, Sheffield to bring joy and light to houses that we hope will be decorated to draw them in. We have permissions and safety planning in place – the activity will be along pavements.

We want to recruit an experienced youth music worker for a short contact. We have a plan to recruit members of the community but we do not know what this will bring but we need the music worker confirmed. Numbers wise we are looking at 6-10 young people. Age range is focussing 9-12 years but not exclusively.

Job Specification


  • Experience of and love for working with Childrens/Young peoples ensembles
  • Ability to work with percussion and melody
  • Enjoy being outdoors
  • up to date DBS


  • Street band experience
  • Access to a stock of appropriate instruments (we have a hire budget)

The vision is a version of a Second Line band balancing quality of output with quality of experience and expertise of participants with making it accessible. We want joy, noise and pride in what they achieve.

(There will also be an adults community band out on the night)

Fee: Minimum 3 rehearsal sessions, 1 performance, 1 preparation all @ £100 = £500
Potential extra sessions depending on how instruments and arrangements need organising.


  • The event is SAT 4th February 2023
  • 3 rehearsals are assumed to be either after school or sat afternoon – One a week running up to the event.
  • Recruitment of the band participants starts on a mini light walk on 13th Dec.

We encourage application from all backgrounds. Please send a CV and covering letter and any links to mail@pif-paf.co.uk — or just ring Pete on 07931 339 161 if you have any questions.

This will be a fair but informal recruitment process – Deadline for applicants 3rd Nov 2022.