Speech and Drama Jobs

for passionate, positive people
Are you a great communicator? Are you confident? Are you creative?


Are you looking for a job that’s more than a job?


If your life’s purpose is to use your strengths to lift others up, then we want to hear from you. You might be the next generous soul to join Team Rainbow.
Supportive teacher

A little about us

Speak Up Studio creates exciting and engaging Speech and Drama and musical theatre programs that build confidence and encourage children to be positive about speaking up. 

We help students develop confidence, creativity and communication skills that will help them in school and stay with them for life.

A joyful place to work

Our office is filled with laughter, Disney music, and cheerful people who are serious about the benefits of performing arts education. 

 Speak Up Studio hires extraordinary people, and supports them every step of the way. Our leadership approach is about finding inspired people, and giving them a platform to do what they love. We are a growing business, and offer fantastic opportunities for growth or advancement, based on each of our team member’s specific skills and career goals.

Speak Up is the most nurturing and rewarding job that I have ever experienced. It most definitely is Brisbane’s Kindest Drama School. Not only for students, but also for every staff member that comes on board. Cathy helps you identify your strengths and puts together a workload for each staff member that helps them flourish and reach their highest potential! Working with kids is one of the most fulfilling things that you can do, and unlike many other jobs, I often go home with lots of funny and silly stories to tell, feeling energised and content, rather than exhausted and drained!
Our company values are confidence, creativity and communication, and whilst we most definitely deliver these outcomes to our students, what surprised me was that working for this company has helped me become stronger in all of those areas myself! The nurturing and supportive work environment will help you unlock your greatest potential, increase your confidence, and allow you to get back in touch with your most creative self! There are endless benefits to joining Speak Up, and I have only given a snapshot of what it’s like to work here. So, I urge you to come and find out for yourself! If you are kind, playful, and determined, then this is the perfect job for you!
-Miss Emma, 2021.

Speech and Drama Teacher


You have a strong background in the performing arts, and have gravitated toward education because you believe in the power of drama to positively affect the lives of young people. You have experience teaching Speech and Drama to students in a variety of settings, especially working with students to develop performance items.


Your kind, positive approach to communicating with students and parents reflects your passion for teaching and learning. In your lessons, you find the perfect balance between learning experiences that are on the one hand energetic and silly, and on the other hand, professional and organised.


You are an example to your students and you are always well presented and punctual. Your work both in the classroom, and outside ensures that Speak Up Studio is viewed as a professional organisation by current and prospective parents.


You travel to your various classes through the week, and deliver Speak Up Studio content in an engaging and non-competitive manner. Your high quality work and commitment ensures long term student retention. Your work is valued and you are remunerated not only for the time you spend teaching, but also for time you spend preparing for lessons and following up after lessons.


Experience and Professional Background
  • Experience in Speech and Drama and/or musical theatre
  • Experience teaching primary school aged children
  • Qualifications in drama, musical theatre or education (AMEB, Trinity, or relevant tertiary degree)


  • Excellent skills in interpreting and performing prose, verse and drama
  • Ability to teach and manage behaviour
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously


  • Attention to detail
  • Collaboration
  • Love kids
  • Enthusiastic & energetic
  • Value inclusivity & equality


Practical considerations
  • A current Blue Card (or the ability to obtain one)
  • A current First Aid Certificate (or the ability to obtain one)
  • A current driver’s licence and your own car
  • Available between 7am – 9am & 3pm – 6pm Monday to Friday (20-30 hours per week)
  • Prepared to attend Speak Up concerts and events approximately twice per term


The following applicants need not apply
  • Please do not apply if you do not have qualifications in speech and drama, theatre, musical theatre, or education
  • Please do not apply if you do not have a drivers licence, and own car


To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to work@speakupstudio.com.au. Please demonstrate your attention to detail by ensuring that your cover letter is in the body of the email (not an attachment) and that your resume contains at least two contactable referees, and is attached as a PDF.


We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. 

As a young person working in the creative industries, it’s great to be a part of such a supportive community that really values individual growth and experience. I have been offered multiple opportunities to develop, not only my teaching skills, but also to build my career within the studio. Working alongside both talented teachers and motivated students makes for the best job in the world.


~ Miss Anna