Attention Year 2 and Post Graduate Drama students!

School of Arts Front of House Staff Required!

We are currently looking for Front of House staff to work as ushers here on University Campus for School of Arts’ performances and events. This is an opportunity for year 2 and postgraduate drama students only. This is a paid role and we also provide training for it. Most of the events will be the Drama assessments that are open to the public that take place towards the end of each term. You will need to be available for the Autumn, Spring and Summer term events. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to see other students’ work as well as some professional work too. In addition to training – which looks great on your CV – it’s also a source of income alongside your studies. We will also supply you with a Polo Shirt.

We will ensure that your shifts do not clash with your timetables and you will get your rota up to 4 weeks in advance. If you are interested, please have a look at the person specification and details on how to apply for this role…

Person Specification:

Must be available for training on Thursday 12st October 2017 between 12pm-2pm in the Aphra Theatre

-Eligible to work in the UK

-Must be available to work evenings and potentially weekends

-Must be friendly and approachable

-Able to problem solve

-Reliable with good time keeping

-Organised and responsible

Deadline for applications is Thursday 5thth October at 5pm. Responses will be sent out on Monday 9th October.

To apply for the job you will need to email putting in the subject heading “FOH Application” and answering the following questions. Please do not exceed 800 words in total for your answers.

  1. Why would you like to work as a Front of House usher at the University?
  2. What makes you suitable for this job?
  3. .Please give an example of a time you have needed to problem solve. What was the problem, how did you deal with the issue and what was the outcome?
  4. We would now like to give you an example scenario of a problem you may come across in this job role. Please read the example carefully and explain how you might deal with the problem:The show is about to start and a group of people turn up as you are about to close the doors. The venue is at capacity and you cannot let them in. On telling them this they start to get upset and disruptive. You need to give the Technical Team clearance to start the show and this group of people are refusing to leave, they claim someone in the show is a family member. What do you do?