Volunteer - To The Streets (outdoor events)
Flexible

Job Reference: 000269

Location: Flexible

Job Closing Date: 12/08/2022

Interview / Assessment Centre Date(s) w/c: 15/08/2022

Salary: Volunteer position

Employment Type: Volunteer

Department: Artistic

Hours Per week: Various shifts available


China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome are searching for enthusiastic volunteers to assist us with the smooth delivery of our new concert musical To The Streets! 

To The Streets! is an uplifting new musical by Roy Williams and Tim Sutton inspired by the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott, a pivotal moment in the UK’s civil rights history. To The Streets! follows the story of Paul Stephenson, an idealistic youth worker who takes to the streets to stand up for equality in Bristol where tensions are running high as the Omnibus Company refuse to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors. Lorraine, a teenager newly arrived from Jamaica, joins the fight and in so doing, finds her voice and becomes part of a movement that changes history.

Come and join us to celebrate this uplifting new musical being performed at the heart of communities across the West Midlands.  We are seeking volunteers to support the delivery of To The Streets! as part of Birmingham Festivals 2022, providing exceptional visitor experiences for everyone.  Volunteers are valued members of our team whose warm welcome and consistent support and presence ensures we exceed our visitor’s expectations.  

We are looking for enthusiastic and approachable volunteers, who will be helping us to greet and guide audiences.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain great practical work experience, learn new skills and make new friends.  You will receive training and be supported by our buddies and be a key member of our front of house team.  

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
•    Those who can be available for a minimum of all of the shifts at one location (although it would be great if you are available for more across several locations).
•    Be available to attend all the training dates/times as stated for your shift/s.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Polite and friendly nature.
•    A passion to deliver exceptional visitor experiences
•    An interest in theatre, culture and the arts.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
•    Directing audience members in/out of the To The Streets! site and to appropriate facilities before, during and after performances in a friendly and efficient manner and in accordance with training given.
•    Assisting visitors with access needs to their dedicated viewing area and facilities in accordance with training given.  
•    Maintaining a good working relationship with the Birmingham Hippodrome operational team, demonstrating high standards of professionalism at all times. 
•    Promoting and complying with Birmingham Hippodrome’s equal opportunity policy in both the services and treatment of others.

WHEN AND WHERE WILL YOU BE VOLUNTEERING? 

KEY DATES
Saturday 6 August 10-1pm – Volunteer Selection Workshop at Birmingham Hippodrome
Monday 15 August 6-8pm – Online Training Session

Birmingham – Handsworth Park
Thursday
18 Aug
1pm - 4.30pm On Site Training & Familiarisation
5.30pm - 9.30pm Dress Rehearsal 

Friday
19 Aug
10.30am - 4pm Show Shift 1
5pm - 10pm Show Shift 2

Saturday
20 Aug    10.30am - 4pm Show Shift 3
5pm - 10pm Show Shift 4

Warwick – University of Warwick

Wednesday
24 Aug    2pm - 4pm On Site Training & Familiarisation
5pm - 10pm Show Shift

Thursday
25 Aug    2pm - 4pm On Site Training & Familiarisation
5pm - 10pm Show Shift

Wolverhampton – West Park

Saturday
27 Aug    1pm - 4.30pm On Site Training & Familiarisation
5.30pm - 9.30pm Dress Rehearsal
28 August 10.30-4pm – Show Shift 1, 5-10pm – Show shift 2 

WILL I BE PAID TRAVEL AND FOOD/DRINK EXPENSES?
Yes, an expenses payment of £25 per day is offered to volunteers to cover their travel, food and other expenses related to volunteering. Food and drinks won’t be provided on site.

Recognising under-representation in our workforce of Black, Asian and global majority people, and those with disabilities, we particularly welcome  applicants from those backgrounds, identities and experience.

 

This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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