Engage with a local arts organisation. Gain experience and boost your CV. See a fantastic programme of plays for free (and for every four week production run, get a free ticket for a friend too). There are many benefits to volunteering as part of our Front of House team.
Team members generally work a minimum of two shows per month over a four month period, but it’s entirely up to you how often and for how long you volunteer. After completing three FoH shifts, we offer training on our Box Office system (Spektrix).
Shifts start at 2.30pm for matinees or 7pm for evening performances. Duties include: welcoming patrons to the theatre; opening up the house and managing the seating of audience; sitting in on the show in case of any disturbances; some light cleaning duties and glass collection after the performance. All volunteers need to be aged 18 years and over, and you’ll be asked to shadow one of our current team members on your first shift.
To get involved, please send details of your general availability (e.g. every second Wednesday) to email@example.com.
RESIDENT ASSISTANT PRODUCER TRAINEE SCHEME
The Theatre503 Resident Assistant Producer (RAP) Trainee Scheme is a six month placement offering a unique insight into the workings of a new writing theatre. RAPs will have the opportunity to train in all areas of theatre producing – literary selection, programming, budgeting, fundraising, casting, and marketing – as well as playing a crucial role in the day to day running of the venue. They will train with the Producer, Artistic and Executive Directors and the Literary team. The scheme is ideal for those who have a commitment to a career in theatre producing or arts management and are looking for access to the industry. Previous RAPS have gone on to have successful careers in everything from independent producing and casting to programming in major venues.
Due to current funding, this is an unpaid trainee role with a small, monthly contribution towards travel costs (£60 p/m). In order to fully benefit from the scheme, the role would ideally suit someone who can undertake three days per week with some evening/weekend responsibilities but hours are flexible to allow candidates to support themselves and/or childcare throughout the scheme.
Applications for Spring/Summer 2019 are now closed. Applications for Autumn/Winter 2019 will open in May 2019.