Theatre Going Volunteers Wanted
Music and theatre lovers are being given the chance to experience what it is like to work in world of theatre with a new scheme to encourage volunteers to play an active role in the arts scene in Cardiff.
This is the first time volunteers from the city region will be invited to volunteer as front of house staff, at the New Theatre supporting theatre goers and taking tickets at the venue which first opened in the city centre in 1906.
While St. David’s Hall is building on the success of already using volunteers at the Welsh Proms by extending their scheme to include all public areas for all performances.
A volunteers’ open day will take place at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre on Wednesday 5th June and staff from both venues will be on hand all day to talk about the scheme and take expressions of interest from those who would like to lend a hand. As both venues have performances that can finish late into the evening, participants are asked to be aged 18 and over
Those taking part will be asked to sign up for a minimum commitment of six months, taking three to five shifts per month. In return, they will receive training as front of house volunteers, allowing them to gain valuable experience in customer service and venue health and safety. As part of the team volunteers will also have access to staff offers.
Cabinet Member for Sport, Culture and Leisure, Cllr Huw Thomas said, “This scheme will offer theatre and music lovers a great opportunity to become more involved with two of Cardiff’s premiere venues and at the same time gain valuable experience of what it is like to work in a theatre or concert hall.”
Staff from both venues will be at the open day at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre on Wednesday 5th June from 10 - 4 pm. The Volunteers Register will be open for everyone who wishes to offer expressions of interest. Interviews will be conducted at each venue in early July, with training and inductions taking place in the first week of September.