Opportunities and Volunteering

Volunteering

We couldn’t exist without the help of the incredible people who give up their free time to keep us running. We’d like to encourage anyone who’d like to get involved and become part of our community. Whether it’s ushering, putting up posters, stewarding, fundraising, staffing our box office on the night of a show, flyering or even DIY, there are lots of important roles to fill.

If you have time to spare, and would like to get involved, please email admin@marinetheatre.com

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OPPORTUNITIES

Theatre Director

The Marine Theatre Lyme Regis is a unique seaside theatre standing on the beautiful Dorset coast. Playing host to a diverse programme across the year including theatre, music, comedy, cinema and numerous festival and events, the theatre is a major part of the region’s cultural landscape.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, confident and experienced arts leader to come into the organisation at the executive level.

You will be responsible for all programming and budgeting for the venue, including accurate and timely reporting of such to the trustees. You will oversea the day to day running and administration of the theatre including staff management and support. Our ideal candidate will have very strong strategic and organisational skills with clear thoughts on developing the theatre’s engagement with the local community and growing its identity throughout the South West.

Please email CV and covering letter to Nigel Clegg at  http://palladinehouse@gmail.com

Marketing Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Marketing Manager (3/4 days per week).

This is a key appointment within a small and friendly team, the post-holder will promote and market the work of this 120 year old sea front theatre using public relations, building on our existing portfolio, social media, local & regional media and connections essential to the success of our programme schedule.

This is a permanent position and to start as soon as possible.

Please email CV and covering letter to Nigel Clegg at http://palladinehouse@gmail.com

Caretaker/Cleaner

You will be responsible for keeping our wonderful theatre clean and tidy and monitoring product supplies. You need to be able to work independently with minimum supervision, have an eye for detail and a ‘can-do’ attitude. The hours are varied so could fit in with your other work load; in low season it is typically around 4 hours/week then at busy times 16+ hours/week. The pay is £8/hour.

If you would like to join the Marine team please email admin@marinetheatre.com or telephone 01297 442394

Duty Manager (Paid)

We are looking for a hands on flexible and positive individual to join our team of Duty Managers. The role involves staffing the Marine Theatre during our events and shows; ensuring we are delivering excellent customer service, being responsible for the audience, Health and Safety of the building and the Volunteers and being the first port of call for customer enquiries.

The shifts are usually 4 hours long, and tend to be evenings and weekends 6pm-10pm approx.

Hours

Must be able to work daytimes, evenings and weekends

Salary £8.50 per hour

Typical Shifts 10.00 – 16.00 (6 hrs) and 17.30 – 23.30 (6hrs)

Average number of shifts: 3-4 shifts per week (flexible)

Please find a more detailed list of duties below.

To apply: Send a cover letter and CV to admin@marinetheatre.com. Call us on 01297 442 138 or email for more details.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Duties
  • To open or close the building in accordance with the set procedure, as required.
  • To carry out a full fire safety check of the entire building at the start of each shift and immediately action any areas of concern.
  • To ensure the building complies with all health and safety and licensing polices.
  • To undertake and record all regular compliance checks as per the DM daily record chart.
  • To take a lead role in the managing of incidents and emergencies whilst on duty.
  • To ensure the public areas, foyer, auditorium and toilets are presentable and welcoming at all times.
  • To undertake the cashing up of all front of house floats as well as allocating and recording petty cash for ticket sales.
  • To accurately record front of house staff attendance.
  • To ensure all front of house print, displays and merchandise are tidy and well stocked at all times.
  • To support Front of House volunteers in delivering outstanding customer service.
  • To confidently supervise all Front of House staff whilst on duty, including managing breaks and motivating staff.
  • To ensure the venue is safe and secure at all times. This includes being a key holder and being responsible for the security of the building when opening and locking up.
  1. Performances
  • To confidently disseminate the current show fire evacuation procedure to staff and crew.
  • To take responsibility for the calm and efficient evacuation of the entire venue in the event of an emergency if required.
  • To actively support Technical and Production teams to ensure all performance spaces are presentable and safe and are maintained pre and post show.
  • To actively maintain all public spaces front of house ensuring a safe and welcoming environment is upheld.
  • To liaise with Technical and Production staff to co-ordinate the smooth delivery of every performance.
  • To accommodate latecomers and always plan ahead to ensure there is sufficient accessible seating available.
  • To supervise and motivate Front of House Volunteers, ensuring they are helpful and knowledgeable when assisting patrons.
  • To allocate pre and post show tasks to Front of House Volunteers . This will include selling merchandise, handing out exit flyers and freesheets, assisting stage management and checking tickets during an incoming.
  1. Events
  • To support Technical staff, Front of House Volunteers, and Café and Bar Manager in the smooth delivery of all internal and external events at the Marine Theatre, including at parties, weddings, meetings, external hires etc.
  1. Box Office
  • To be fully Box Office trained and responsible for answering telephone calls, responding to emails, processing bookings and dealing with enquiries when covering staff breaks.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Box Office Volunteer, supervising staff and encouraging an efficient and professional working environment.
  • To support the Box Office staff in any tasks or events.
  1. Theatre Bar
  • To be fully Bar trained and responsible for serving customers in a helpful and efficient manner when covering staff breaks or after shows.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Bar Manager, supervising staff and encouraging an efficient and professional working environment.
  • To support the Café Bar Manager and Café Bar staff in any tasks or events.
  1. General
  • To always act in the best interest of The Marine Theatre.
  • To be welcoming and provide excellent customer care to all visitors to the Marine Theatre in all departments.
  • To be knowledgeable of all Marine products.
  • Actively keep up to date with the artistic programme.
  • Actively develop and implement green policies and practices
  • Adhere to Marine Theatre policies, including Equalities (including diversity, access, equal opportunities); Environmental and Health & Safety.
  • To maximise income and minimise expenditure wherever possible without jeopardising the quality of the work or the reputation of the Marine Theatre.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Keen interest in the arts and in particular the Marine Theatre.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi task.
  • A proven efficient self-starter who is able to take responsibility and exercise initiative, when appropriate, whilst also enjoying being a team member.
  • Experience of motivating team members on shift
  • A calm, polite and efficient manner.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commitment to high levels of customer service, with experience of dealing with customers both in person and on the telephone.
  • Proven ability in cash handling.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an arts venue
  • Experience of duty managing.
  • Experience of working in a café or bar.
  • Hold a valid first aid qualification.

Terms

Rotas are created on a fortnightly basis and you will be asked to let us know your availability in

advance for each two week period. Shifts will be allocated to each staff member based on this

availability.

 

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Directing and Design Placements with our Resident Company: The Outbound Project

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The Outbound Project is thrilled to be offering two work experience positions as part of their new show ‘Twelve Million Volts’.  We are looking for people with an interest in Directing Devised Theatre and Theatre Design to work with us on this co-production with Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

Award winning company The Outbound Project in collaboration with Marine Theatre brings you an impossible story, a true story. Exploring the concept of genius, loneliness and the American Dream, ‘12 Million Volts’ tells the story of arguably one of the world’s greatest inventors, Nikola Tesla, a man who wanted to help the world. 1884, Tesla leaves a fascinating childhood and arrives in the USA. From Thomas Edison to the Tesla coil and… pigeons? The Outbound Project invites you into the mind of a genius. Winners of the Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award in association with Greenwich Theatre and Graduate Emerging Artists with the New Diorama, The Outbound Project use highly imaginative visual theatre, movement and physical theatre techniques to tell dynamic stories about the human condition. http://www.theoutboundproject.com/current-production-1

 

Devised Directing

Exciting opportunity for aspiring directors specialising in devised theatre to work with award winning theatre company ‘The Outbound Project’ on their new show about Nikola Tesla; ‘12 Million Volts’.

Winners of the Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award in association with Greenwich Theatre and Graduate Emerging Artists with the New Diorama, The Outbound Project’s new co-production with Marine Theatre will be an invaluable opportunity for one participant to shadow the director of ‘12 Million Volts’, contribute in the rehearsal room and follow the creative process of the company. This participant will be working with the company between the 3rd-7th & 24th-28th April and the production week 19th-23rd June at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

Unfortunately this is an unpaid role. However, we will aim to tailor your experience to suit you, so that you get the most out of the opportunity as possible and keep you in mind for future projects where funding is available.

This position is perfect for actors and students interested in directing, or directors just starting out who are interested in the world of devised theatre. It is an excellent chance to work with a professional theatre company creating exciting new work.

Applicants must be local to Dorset or Devon.

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter, explaining your previous experience and what you would like to gain from this opportunity, to: theoutboundproject@gmail.com

 

Theatre Design

Working alongside The Outbound Project’s resident designer, Stella Backman, this opportunity will follow the company’s process in the design of their new show ’12 Million Volts’.

Winners of the ‘Les Enfants Terribles Partnership Award’ in association with Greenwich Theatre and ‘Graduate Emerging Artists’ with the New Diorama, The Outbound Project’s new co-production with Marine Theatre will be an invaluable opportunity for one participant to; witness the growing design process of a devised piece of theatre, contribute to design elements and ideas, as well as assisting with the construction of props, puppets and set. This role will be working with the company between the 3rd-7th & 24th-28th April and the production week 19th-23rd June at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

Unfortunately this is an unpaid role. However, we will aim to tailor your experience to suit you, so that you get the most out of the opportunity as possible and keep you in mind for future projects where funding is available.

This position is ideal for designers or students wanting to gain experience working with a theatre company, flex their ideas on a given stimulus and also experience the challenges of designing a devised show. It is an excellent chance to work with a professional theatre company creating exciting new work.

Applicants must be local to Dorset/Devon.

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter, explaining your previous experience and what you would like to gain from this

theoutboundproject@gmail.com

 

Closing date for application 28th of Febuary.

 

 

 

Trustees

The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis is a 120 year old institution with a long history as a working Theatre providing a wide and diverse range of productions and events.

We’re currently developing a five year plan to develop the Marine into a real cultural destination. Our plan will include a redevelopment of the venue, better utilisation of our stunning location with more outdoor events and to gain core funding from Arts Council England

We need new Trustees to join our management board to help drive forward the changes within our organisation and we’d welcome applications. We’re looking for applicants with various skill sets including legal, accountancy/finance, HR, media/PR/marketing, community involvement, HR, commerce, theatrical/entertainment, IT, Construction and catering/hotel management.

We want our full board of trustees to be in place by January 2017.

What would you gain from being a Trustee?

A really fulfilling role in working to develop the Marine’s exciting location to its full potential while retaining its position at the heart of the vibrant community of Lyme Regis

An opportunity to work with like-minded people to look at ‘outside the box ideas’ whilst ensuring the theatre builds financial strength

The satisfaction of being part of the renaissance of a much loved institution.

What would you need to provide as a Trustee?

A positive attitude and a real desire to make a difference

A willingness to contribute new ideas and to use your skill sets to help the Marine achieve its goals

Attendance at our bi-monthly management board meetings

What’s your next step?

Contact me via e mail is palladinehouse@gmail.com to arrange a meeting to discuss this opportunity

Looking forward to hearing from you

Nigel Clegg

Trustee Lyme Regis Arts Trust