General Vacancies

General Job Vacancies

Details of job opportunities at The Courtyard, whether general job vacancies or volunteer work will be posted here.


Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Post Reference: CYT100/018
Tenure: part-time casual, as and when required
Benefits: free parking, free show and film tickets, food discounts
Rate: Over 25s £7.50 + holiday pay, under 25s up to £7.05 + holiday pay
Closing Date: 12 noon on 31 January 2018
Interviews: we will be interviewing suitable candidates on an ongoing basis so please don’t wait until the closing date to apply!

Do you love cooking and would you like to come and work in our busy, friendly kitchen?  We are seeking a cheerful and hard-working individual to join the catering team here at The Courtyard, assisting with food preparation and service.  The Courtyard’s café bar is generally open Mondays to Saturdays serving meals, cakes, hot and cold drinks; our quiche and salad bar is legendary!  We also cater for conferences and functions at The Courtyard.

Flexibility is essential as we need someone who can cover morning and evening shifts weekdays, weekends and some bank holidays.  However food service stops at 7.45pm so no late finishes!

Please download an application pack from The Courtyard’s this page/.  Alternatively contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507 or  If you wish to apply for this position you will need to complete and return our application form as we do not short list from CVs.

Job Reference:      CYT100/007
Location:                The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Rate:                        Over 25s NLW, under 25s applicable NMW
Benefits:                  Show and film tickets and food discounts
Closing Date:         16 February 2018
Interviews:              We are interviewing suitable candidates on an ongoing basis so do not wait until the closing date to apply!

We are seeking cheerful and hard-working individuals aged 18+ to work in our busy café bar serving customers, clearing tables and generally providing excellent standards of customer service.  We need people to cover all shifts – weekday and Saturday daytimes and particularly evenings and weekends – and who can start as soon as possible.

Application packs, including a full job description, can be downloaded from this page. Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email  If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.

The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts
Call out for Board Members (Voluntary)
The Courtyard Trust wishes to increase and diversify the membership of its Board and is seeking three dynamic and committed individuals to support our further development and growth to build on our achievements. The Courtyard is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Board Members play an important and integral role in providing advice through their personal expertise, robust internal governance and scrutiny, and externally by supporting our future development.

The Board meets quarterly, and in addition members are expected to join at least one of the sub-committees and attend guest nights for each in-house production. These are unpaid, non-executive roles and applicants should be passionate and effective advocates for the arts, willing and able to proactively support The Courtyard.

We are seeking those who have experience/an interest in one or more of the following areas: building links between health, education and theatre, finance, HR, digital expertise and an understanding of current trends in the arts. In addition, we are particularly keen to hear from those who would help broaden the diversity of our board in terms of gender, age, disability and ethnicity.

An information pack containing full details of the role can be downloaded from the right of this page. To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining what you could bring to The Courtyard as a Board Member to the Ian Archer, Chief Executive & Artistic Director. The closing date is 31 January 2018 at 5pm.

Music Practitioners (freelance)

Project Name: Turn the Beat Around
Contract: Freelance
Fee: £2600 plus travel expenses and materials (year 1 fee)
Timescale: from March 2018 – March 2019
Location: Herefordshire
Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday, 16 February 2018
Interviews: Monday, 26 February 2018

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts is looking to recruit four music practitioners to deliver a new Creative Ageing project. This exciting opportunity is part of the innovative mentoring model and will allow you to develop your own practice whilst working alongside experts within the arts and older people field. You will be provided with an expert mentor, receive initial training and have the opportunity to shadow your mentor, enabling you to develop how you use your practice to facilitate workshops for older people in a variety of care settings. You will deliver 3 x 10 week residencies (1 session per week) in year 1 (April 2018- March 2019). If additional funding is obtained you will then be provided with further freelance employment for year 2 of the project (April 2019- March 2020).

The ideal candidate will have a real desire to strive towards improving the quality of life for older people through direct access to the arts. You will need to have experience of facilitating music-based workshops; however experience working with older people is not essential, as the programme is designed to support practitioners to develop their skills in this area. Those with some experience of working with older people are still encouraged to apply if they are keen to develop their skills further whilst working alongside an expert mentor.

The project is kindly funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

This project will be based in and around the county of Herefordshire. Practitioners will be expected to have access to transport in order to reach the various locations of the project.

To apply, please fill in the application form, attach a CV and covering letter.

The application pack, which contains essential background information on the project and the expert mentor, can be downloaded from the right of this page. If you are struggling to open it, please contact, tel: 01432 346507. Please read the contents of the pack carefully before applying. To apply, please fill in the application and submit a CV and covering letter.