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Job Vacancies and Career Opportunities at The Courtyard Hereford

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Job Vacancies at The Courtyard 

Details of job opportunities at The Courtyard, whether general job vacancies or volunteer work will be posted here. Find out more about Courtyard Careers.


Education Officer & Youth Theatre Leader p/t

Post Reference: CY11/009
Salary: £10,500 per annum
Hours: part time 20 hours per week
Contract: permanent part time.  Whilst this role is based on 52 weeks per year, we are happy to consider applications from those wishing to work term-time only.  Please indicate this on your application form.
To Start: 25 April 2022
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR and other locations throughout Herefordshire
Closing Date: 12 noon on 4 March 2022
Interviews: w/c18 March 2022.  Short listed candidates will be expected to deliver a 30-minute workshop as part of the interview process.

The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s primary arts centre, producing, hosting and supporting a wide range of participatory and non-participatory events both in the main venue in Hereford and at others throughout the county.  It is proud of its status as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

The Education & Participation department is responsible for a huge programme of activities, including a large and thriving youth theatre, arts-based courses and classes for all age groups, holiday workshops and work in schools throughout Herefordshire and beyond.  This is a very exciting time to come into the department as we are looking to strengthen and expand our existing work on productions and projects with the youth theatre and schools as we begin to look to the future.

We are looking for a key team player who has strong skills in delivering drama sessions for young people and who is passionate and enthusiastic about enriching young people’s lives through theatre.  The successful candidate will be delivering workshops in school, running sessions for The Courtyard’s 400-strong youth theatre at The Courtyard and out at our satellite venues, and devising and leading holiday workshops and pop-up projects, as and when required.  We have recently begun delivering sessions online and starting to build up a strong programme of online workshops.  This is also something we hope to expand.  Working hours are not yet set in stone and will be decided upon appointment of the role.  Some degree of flexibility will be required and Saturday working is very likely.  The successful candidate will need an Enhanced DBS check.

If you are interested in finding out more, please download an application pack here (or the downloads tab). Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.   If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.


Bar & Catering Assistant  – casual

Job Reference: CYT100/007
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Rate: over 23s NLW, under 23s applicable NMW
Benefits: show and film tickets, food discounts, on-site free parking
To Apply: fill in and return the application form
Closing Date: Friday, 28 January 2022
Interviews: tbc

The Courtyard is the primary performing arts venue in Herefordshire presenting a dynamic mix of cultural activity all day, every day and welcoming over 350,000 visitors every year.  The Courtyard Food and Drink is at the heart of our public areas and currently comprises two distinct spaces, The Courtyard Café Bar and The Courtyard Chase Lounge.

We are seeking cheerful and hard-working individuals aged 18+ to work in our busy Café Bar and Chase Lounge, serving customers, clearing tables and generally providing excellent standards of customer service.  The Café Bar and Chase Lounge are open all day and evening Monday to Saturday and on some Sundays.  We are looking to recruit for all shifts – days, evenings and weekends.  Shifts vary in length from 4 to 8½ hours.  These are ongoing rather than short-term roles and candidates who can offer flexibility in terms of varying shifts and hours are of particular interest to us.

If you are interested in finding out more, please download an application pack here (or the downloads tab). Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.   If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.


Catering Assistant/KP f/t or p/t

Post Reference: CYT100/009
Tenure: permanent
Hours: this post is being advertised as either f/t (40 hpw) or as 2 x p/t (20 hpw). Please state on your application if you are looking for full time or part time work.
Rate: NMW/NLW
Benefits: free parking, free show and film tickets, food discounts
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday, 21 January 2022
Interviews: w/c 24 January 2022
To Apply: you will need to complete and return The Courtyard’s application form – see link below

The Courtyard is the primary performing arts venue in Herefordshire presenting a dynamic mix of cultural activity all day, every day and welcoming over 350,000 visitors every year. The Courtyard Food and Drink is at the heart of our public areas and currently comprises two distinct spaces, The Courtyard Café Bar and The Courtyard Chase Lounge.

The role of Catering Assistant / KP, which is integral to the kitchen team, involves washing up, kitchen cleaning and some food preparation. We need someone who can work daytime and evening shifts, weekdays, weekends and the occasional bank holiday. If you are looking for part-time work, please indicate on your application the days/times you able to do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a busy and friendly kitchen team.

If you would like to join us we would love to hear from you!

If you are interested in finding out more, please download an application pack here (or the downloads tab). Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk. If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.

 


Bar Team Leader

Job Reference: CYT100/024
Hours: full time, 40 hours per week
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Salary: £19,500
Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Interviews: w/c 31 January 2022

The Courtyard is the primary performing arts venue in Herefordshire presenting a dynamic mix of cultural activity all day, every day and welcoming over 350,000 visitors every year.  The Courtyard Food and Drink is at the heart of our public areas and currently comprises two distinct spaces, The Courtyard Café Bar and The Courtyard Chase Lounge.

We are seeking a hard-working individual aged 18+ with hospitality experience to provide the best customer experience in all that they do.  The successful candidate will assist the Bar & Restaurant Manager in consistently motivating the team within our busy and fast-paced Food and Drink spaces to ensure that all tasks are fully completed to a set standard.

Applicants must possess the desire to lead a team of staff, display an eagerness to learn and be capable of taking the initiative.  They also need a mature and responsible attitude towards customers and colleagues alike, while reinforcing high standards and striving for excellence.

In return for your hard work, The Courtyard offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Chance to join a dynamic company where you will play a role in the evolution and development of the business
  • Complimentary show tickets
  • Staff discount on food and drink
  • Free parking

If you are interested in finding out more, please download an application pack here (or the downloads tab). Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507, or email mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.   If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form – we do not short list from CVs.


Commis Chef casual

Post Reference: CYT100/031
Contract: casual, as-and-when required
Start: asap after interview
Rate: £NLW / £NMW
Benefits: free parking, free show and film tickets, food and drink discounts
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Closing Date: there is no closing date, so please apply asap
Interviews: tbc
To Apply: you will need to complete and return The Courtyard’s application form, – see link at the bottom of this page

Do you love cooking and would you like to work in our busy, friendly kitchen?  We are seeking a cheerful and hard-working individual to join the team in the kitchen here at The Courtyard.  This is a casual role and we are looking for someone who is available 2-3 evenings per week and Saturday days and evenings, 5pm to 8pm.

The Courtyard is the primary performing arts venue in Herefordshire presenting a dynamic mix of cultural activity all day, every day and welcoming over 350,000 visitors every year.  The Courtyard Food and Drink is at the heart of our public areas and currently comprises two distinct spaces, The Courtyard Café Bar and The Courtyard Chase Lounge.

An application pack, including a full job description, can be found on the downloads tab. Alternatively please contact Mel Langford on 01432 346507 or mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.  If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form, though if you have applied on Indeed you may be offered an interview on the strength of your CV.


Board Members (Voluntary)

The Courtyard Trust wishes to increase and diversify the membership of its Board and is seeking four 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. Our Board is key to ensuring we deliver our business plan objectives in relation to the Art Council’s 10-year Let’s Create strategy.

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 with a wide range of experiences and who reflect the broad range of people and communities in Hereford.

An information pack containing full details of the role and how to apply can be accessed on the downloads tab. You should apply by completing the application form and sending this and a covering letter explaining what you could bring to The Courtyard as a Board Member by post or email to the Chief Executive & Artistic Director, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR, ian.archer@courtyard.org.uk by 30 November 2021. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to the Chief Executive or a current Board member, please ring or email Mel Langford on 01432 346507, mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk.