Playbox Theatre offers an exciting range of work for suitable qualified professionals both in creative and administrative departments.


Current vacancies will be listed on this page.


We are always interested to hear from trainers of theatre, movement and dance, circus, acting for film and television and specialists for under 5s. We interview periodically, so if you are interested in joining the Playbox team, send a CV and letter of introduction to info@playboxtheatre.com.






INFORMATION OFFICER


Responsibilities:

 

  1. To act as a point of information on all matters relating to Playbox Theatre at The Dream Factory.

  2. To undertake sales and Box Office duties.

  3. To be in attendance and act as point of information during Playbox Theatre sessions and productions, according to rota planning.

  4. To set up and ensure a faultless service for Playbox Theatre Parties.

  5. To undertake a range of office administrative duties including receiving and making telephone calls, typing of documents, inputting data, filing and photocopying.

  6. To be a friendly and supporting face of Playbox Theatre, able to deal with a host of public enquiries – some simple, some complex – all with a calm and understanding demeanour.

  7. To be superbly resourceful at all times.

 

You should have the following qualifications:

 

  1. Enjoy a role working, essentially, with communication skills.

  2. Be happy to work flexible hours, some weekends included.

  3. Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would also be desirable.

  4. Basic numeracy and literacy skills.

  5. Excellent communication and organisational skills.


It is expected that the post holder will live in the Warwickshire region where Playbox Theatre is based.


Hours: Minimum 15 hours per week, starting at £7.50 per hour.

 

All staff employed by Playbox Theatre are required to undertake a CRB check to enhanced status.

 

Candidates should send a letter of application and a current CV to: Human Resources, Playbox Theatre, The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE or by email to info@playboxtheatre.com by Monday 6th March.

 

Interviews to be held week commencing 6th March.Only candidates granted an interview will be contacted.



CAFE MANAGER


About the role

We are looking for an exceptional catering professional with entrepreneurial flair who has the experience and confidence to shape our catering function.


As a member of the core Playbox team, s/he will be committed to our company raison d’etre of working with young people and ambitious to create an unrivalled high quality, affordable, family friendly offering.

Practically the role includes day-to-day running of our cafe, catering for birthday parties and devising special events that reflect the core values of our organisation.


This is a great opportunity for the right person to realise the potential of the catering function of our operation to match the excellence of our creative work.


  1. A passion for food and outstanding customer service, experience of developing and promoting special events.

  2. Effective ordering and stock control to achieve a targeted food cost.

  3. Must hold at least a Level 3 Food safety certificate or willing to work towards one.

  4. Ensuring exceptionally high standards of cleanliness both front and back of house using cleaning schedules and monthly audits to maintain a five-star rating with the Council Environmental Health Team.

  5. Able to undertake Staff recruitment, management & training for café team

  6. Effective and efficient rostering of café team in line with business demands

  7. Able to work under pressure

  8. This position will be subject to a DBS check

  9. Cash handling, float management and till reconciliation

 

Background

Playbox Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit arts company working with children and young people. Since earliest beginnings in 1986, Playbox Theatre has developed the skills, talent and confidence of young people through exciting and innovative methods including theatre, movement, circus, multimedia and extraordinary live events.


Throughout each year, we offer a wide range of programmes and activities for young people to learn and develop skills across the arts, from workshops and master classes to laboratories and productions on tour nationally and internationally.


We are lucky to have a custom designed complex, The Dream Factory in Warwick that opened in 1999 and has been a place of learning and experimentation for thousands of students.


The Dream Factory: background and future vision

Funded by the National Lottery, The Dream Factory was custom designed as a centre of excellence for youth theatre and performing arts. Each week a core programme of more than 20 workshops takes place, alongside performances, rehearsals, birthday parties and private events.


Over the coming months, a programme of refurbishment is planned to upgrade the facilities and front of house areas fit for the next generation of Playbox Members.


Key to these developments is a re-launch of the catering function of the company. Situated in the front of house area, the café is the heart of the public area and the face of the organisation to a wide range of customer groups. Its offering needs to be of the same standard of excellence as the artistic product.


Our vision for the café

We want to create a destination café offering high quality, home-cooked food with a family focus. It must:


  1. Offer a professional service

  2. Be efficient to deal with high demand at certain times

  3. Be profitable to contribute to the overall sustainability of the organisation

  4. Reflect the excellence of quality of our artistic product

 

Hours of Work

Full time hours: 40 hours per week on a flexible basis to include evenings and weekends.


Core* Café opening hours: Tuesday 9:30am - 8pm Wednesday 9:30am - 7pm Thursday 9:30am - 7:30pm Friday 9am - 8pm Saturday 8:30am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 3pm (6pm) *some later shifts required for evening performances


Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum dependent on experience + profit related bonus Application: CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and reasons for applying to lisa@playboxtheatre.com




 

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Playbox Theatre, The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE

Tel: 01926 419555 | Fax: 01926 411429 | www.playboxtheatre.com

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