Volunteer and Job Opportunities

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ASSISTANT TECHNICAL MANAGER

As part of the technical team, you will work directly with the Technical Manager, planning and
coordinating the day-to-day operations of the venue. We have a busy and varied programme
with a range of challenges and opportunities.

The work will involve evenings and weekends. You will be regularly working on live events.
Good communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with promoters, organisers,
musicians and theatre companies. Your primary responsibility will be lighting in the auditorium. Managing the rig, operation and maintaining everything involved. Ideally you will also have experience in audio and will be able to mix sound for live events.

CLOSING DATE: 12pm, Friday 19 April 2024

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Job Description

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BAR MANAGER: THE MERMAID

Our sister bar, The Mermaid (est. 2021), on Gandy Street, is looking for a superstar bar manager with people skills and ideally cocktail making experience, who is looking to build the business and make it their own. Read the full job description below:

Job Description

Apply with a CV and covering letter, clearly stating the role you are applying for, to: adam.rank@exeterphoenix.org.uk

CLOSING DATE: 19th April

BAR STAFF: THE MERMAID

Our sister bar, The Mermaid (est. 2021), on Gandy Street, is also looking for casual part time staff.

We are looking particularly for staff able to work evening hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Whilst bar experience is preferred, a positive attitude and a passion for great service is more important.

Apply with a CV and covering letter, clearly stating the role you are applying for, to: adam.rank@exeterphoenix.org.uk


CHAIRPERSON FOR TRADING COMPANY

We are looking for an independent chair for the Board of our subsidiary trading company Exeter Arts Trading Services Ltd to help shape and guide this exciting part of our operations. This is the company which runs our trading outlets, the Café Bar at Exeter Phoenix, as well as our retail outlet Maker Mart and satellite bar The Mermaid. We are looking for someone with management experience in the hospitality industry, ideally also with an interest in the cultural, retail and events sectors and who is also non-conflicted. The post is unpaid and the commitment required is a minimum of chairing a quarterly Board meeting.

To register your interest and for more details please email Patrick Cunningham patrick@exeterphoenix.org.uk.


Creative Opportunities

We regularly share creative opportunities from Exeter Phoenix and other organisations with our Creative Hub network.

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Volunteering Opportunities

‘Volunteering at Exeter Phoenix is a wonderful opportunity to mix with like minded creative people and support the creative and diverse range of work provided by artists from all over the UK.’
Mai-Lin, volunteer steward

None of the day to day activity at Exeter Phoenix could be accomplished without our passionate team of volunteers and staff to make it happen. We’re always looking for new people to get involved.

Why Volunteer With Us?

  • If you are interested in a career in the arts, volunteering provides experience of a professional arts setting. Many of our volunteers have gone on to work in the arts, and some of our very own staff started out as volunteer stewards with us!
  • Exeter Phoenix is a registered charity. By giving your time, you’ll be helping us fulfil our mission of bringing exciting live events, contemporary art and film to your city, while supporting local creatives.
  • Volunteering is a great way to gain wide and varied experiences in a professional venue with one of the most exciting, diverse and eclectic programmes around.
  • Volunteer stewards receive a 20% discount on hot drinks and food (even when you are not on shift!), special invitations to gallery openings and other special events and complimentary tickets to selected events across our programme.
  • It’s sociable! Be part of a small and dedicated team, working at events that you’re passionate about and meeting a whole range of interesting people. You can also sign up with a friend and steward events together.

We’re looking for regular volunteers, able to offer their time at least once a month, for the following activities:

Cinema Stewarding

  • Working with like-minded film enthusiasts in a customer focussed environment
  • Taking tickets and liaising with cinema staff and projectionist
  • Welcoming and engaging with visitors
  • Providing customers with helpful information about the programme
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Event Stewarding

  • Collecting tickets and providing show information
  • Assisting in the smooth running of our performances
  • Looking after the safety and wellbeing of our visitors
  • Helping promote Exeter Phoenix facilities and events
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Gallery Invigilation

  • Helping direct visitors round the various exhibitions
  • Liaising with Box Office and Front of House staff
  • Welcoming and engaging with visitors
  • Ensuring the safety of the artwork
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Festival/Project Volunteering

Occasionally Exeter Phoenix offers exciting opportunities to volunteer with city-wide festivals, renovation projects, marketing, photography, festivals and much more. If you have a particular skill or interest you’d like to offer to support Exeter Phoenix get in touch for more information.

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Ready to get involved?

Email Daniel (daniel.kuling@exeterphoenix.org.uk) or Ed (edgar.stephen.coate@exeterphoenix.org.uk) for information on joining our team of volunteers.

Please note that to become a steward, you must be aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 and interested in volunteering at the Phoenix please see our work experience opportunities.