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Job Opportunities

  • Kitchen Manager

    Leeds Playhouse is seeking a Kitchen Manager.

    The Kitchen Manager will play a pivotal role in the public face of the Playhouse, working alongside other frontline teams such as the Front of House, Premises, and Box Office and Sales teams.

    The Kitchen team deliver a balance between welcoming audiences and visitors and delivering a first class audience experience, while still ensuring service is fast enough to allow people to enjoy it in time to see the show. The team will efficiently operate the food court, and also supply the coffee shop, while proactively maximising sales, especially at times of great time pressure.

    The role of the Kitchen Manager is a very hands-on chef position which is there to provide a high quality standard of food service to customers in the food court, and the coffee shop, whilst also delivering daily conferences and events. As well as that hands-on cooking work, you will keep up with current food trends to maximise sales, rota production in keeping with budgets, keep health and hygiene records up to date and ensure the general day to day running of the kitchen department.

    With a new vision unfolding and planning for a capital redevelopment underway, this is an exciting time to join the Playhouse.

    To apply for this role, you will need to complete an online application and equal opportunities form. Please read through the guidance notes and job description before you start the application form:

    The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 8 July 2019. 

    If shortlisted for interview you will hear from us by Thursday 11 July 2019.

    Our intention is to interview on Thursday 18 July 2019.

  • Head of Scenic Workshop

    We are looking for an experienced leader and manager to join us in the new role of Head of Scenic Workshop, bringing together our specialist in-house teams delivering construction, scene painting and props.

    The Head of Scenic Workshop is responsible for effective delivery of the artistic and creative team’s vision to the stage, through managing our workshop.

    You will be the main point of contact between our workshop staff and the creative teams for our own shows, co-productions, and visiting shows. You will be responsible for managing people, budgets and project managing high-quality builds.

    The Head of Scenic Workshop is new role, and is a senior manager within the production department, reporting directly to the Technical Director.

    To apply for this role, you will need to complete an online application and equal opportunities form. Please read through the guidance notes and job description before you start the application form:

    The deadline for applications is 10 am on Tuesday 25 June 2019. 

    If shortlisted for interview you will hear from us by Thursday 27 June 2019.

    Our intention is to interview on the afternoon of Monday 1 July, or on Tuesday 2 July .

  • Artist call out: creative arts workshops for older members of the LGBTQ+ community

    Artist Call Out

    We are looking for a visual artist to run a series of creative arts workshops for older members of the LGBTQ+ community in Leeds.

    These workshops are a part of a Comic Relief funded older people’s outreach project, It’s For You. As the lead artist, you will plan and deliver workshops that foster a supportive atmosphere for participants who are potentially experiencing social isolation or are new to creative activities.

    You will be supported each week by a specialist support worker, and by the Older People’s Outreach Officer from the Playhouse, who will support new participants into joining the sessions.

    We would like the group of older LGBTQ+ people at the workshops to initially work toward Leeds Pride, making banners, placards, stickers, badges etc. After Leeds Pride, the group will develop the themes and art forms explored to create pieces for an exhibition at a celebration event at the close of the project.

    We are looking for someone who has:

    • Proven experience of working with communities as a visual artist
    • Proven experience of working with older people in a community arts setting
    • A strong knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ history, culture and art

    The sessions will run for an hour and a half on a Friday afternoon from the 19th of July till the 18th of October (excluding 11th of October, for a total of 13 workshops). The fee for this project is £1,050.

    To submit an expression of interest in this role please email Sam McKay at sam.mckay@leedsplayhouse.org.uk with a cover letter and CV. You must confirm in your email that you have completed our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form; the information you provide on that form is for statistical purposes and will not be used to decide who to appoint to carry out this work. if you need any adjustments to allow you to participate in this call-out (for example an interpreter if we need to meet), please contact Sam McKay directly.

    The Playhouse has been committed to creative engagement with older people since opening its doors in 1990. We offer creative projects and opportunities that are challenging, fun and energetic, where older people can forge friendships and social connections, and where their contributions are valued and celebrated. We are always growing and developing our older people’s work, with a dedicated group of older people that advise us on how we can continue to create exciting creative opportunities.

    If you’d like to download the information about this call-out, follow this link.

    The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday 1 July 2019.

    If we would like you to meet with you to discuss further how you would carry out this work we’ll let you know by Wednesday 3 July  2019.

    Our intention is to have those discussions on Friday 5 July 2019.

  • Wardrobe Department Roles

    Leeds Playhouse is seeking a Cutter, Wardrobe Assistant & Running Wardrobe Assistant to join the Wardrobe department in the production of this year’s Christmas show ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in the newly developed Quarry Theatre with Designer Simon Higlett.

    With a new vision unfolding and a capital redevelopment underway, this is an exciting time to join the Playhouse.

     

    Fixed Term Cutter

    The successful applicant will have a proven track record of complete garment cutting and construction within a Wardrobe department environment. Be able to cut, fit and make to a high standard from designs / ref and be able to supply work to and support the Wardrobe assistants.

    If you are interested in this role, please read the job description:

    This role is a 10 week fixed term contract starting on 23 September 2019.

     

    Fixed Term Wardrobe Assistant

    The successful applicant will have a proven track record of complete garment construction within a Wardrobe department environment. Be able to make to a high standard and support the Wardrobe team in all aspects of creating and running Wardrobe.

    If you are interested in this role, please read the job description:

    This is a 12 week fixed term contract starting on 30 September 2019.

     

    Fixed Term Running Wardrobe Assistant 

    This role would be to launder and maintain the costumes across both our Christmas shows.

    The successful applicant will have a proven track record of experience within a Wardrobe department environment. Be able to launder and maintain costumes to a high standard and support the Wardrobe team in all aspects of running Wardrobe.

    If you are interested in this role, please read the job description:

    This is a 11 week fixed term contract to start on 11 November 2019.

     

    How to apply

    To apply for any of these roles, you will need to complete an online application and diversity monitoring form. Please read through the guidance notes and job description before you start the application form.

    Please note that you can apply for multiple roles in one application form, you do not need to fill out more than one. The online form will ask you which roles you would like to apply for.

     

    The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 8 July 2019. 

    If shortlisted for an interview you will hear back from us by Wednesday 10 July 2019. 

    Our intention is to interview on:

    Cutters – Monday 15 July 2019.

    Wardrobe Assistants – Tuesday 16 July 2019

    Running Wardrobe Assistant – Wednesday 17 July 2019. 

 

 

 

 

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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors