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Job Opportunities 

Cafe Assistant



Position:                      Cafe Assistant

Responsible to:           Cafe Manager

Salary:                        National minimum wage

Hours:                         16-20 hours per week (12 month contract)

Holiday:                       28 days a year pro rata inclusive of any public holidays 

Purpose of Job


The main purpose is to deliver friendly, efficient customer service at the Mitchell Arts 
Centre, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our customers.

The main purpose is to deliver friendly, efficient customer service at the Mitchell Arts Centre, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our customers.

Principal Responsibilities 

This role includes the following duties:

 To prepare, serve and sell food and drink and ensure a friendly, welcoming and 

inclusive café atmosphere

 Deliver excellent customer service, at all times.

 Serve and present beverages, quickly and efficiently, meeting our standards.

 Clearing tables and general cleaning of the café and box office area

 Assist in keeping the bar, front-of-house and seating area clean and tidy at all 

times ,  ensuring all crockery is washed and put away, tables are cleaned and the 

area adheres to the Health and Safety regulations.

 Prepare the pre-ordered drinks for interval drinks during evening performances.

 Always adhere to all Mitchell Arts Centre policies and procedures and licensing 


 Inform the Café Manager of stock levels.

 Complete daily job tick sheet and temperature checks

 Using the box office system and selling tickets

 General upkeep of all areas, inside and outside the building.

 Cash Handling and card transactions including sales on the café bar.

 Answering the phone and checking voicemails

 Undertake other tasks as requested by the Duty Manager, Customer Services Manager or other Mitchell Arts Centre management. Provide cover as requested. 


To apply and for more info please send your CV and cover letter to

CLOSING DATE: 14th July 2018

Duty Managers 

Shifts Mon-Sun, daytime and evenings. 
Download the Job Description 
Enquiries and applications to Harriet Jackson at


Bar Staff 

As we approach our busy season we are looking for enthusiastic individual to join our team of bar staff. Must be available evenings and weekends and be over 18. Experience is desirable but not essential.

Please send a CV and cover letter to


How to apply?

Please send us your CV and a covering letter and state the role you are applying for and why you think you would be suitable for the role based on the job description. You must provide details for two referees. Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK, evidence will be required prior to appointment. Unfortunately we cannot reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Email your completed application to the or post to Mitchell Arts Centre, Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HG


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are a key part of making Mitchell Arts Centre sucessful. If you are interested in the arts and would like to get more involved, you may like to join our team as a Volunteer.

Volunteer Community Curator
Help develop our emerging visual arts programme. We're on the look out for a volunteer curatorial assistant to help us prepare, co-orindate and install our exhibitions and develop new concepts and partnerships - find out more

Education Volunteers
Mitchell Arts centre runs a ‘Make & Bake’ session every week as well as delivering school holiday programme of activities. We are always on the look out for volunteers who can assist with developing events, ideas, assisting on the day, marketing and welcoming children and their families to the venue.

Volunteer Ushers
If you love theatre and can offer a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors, whilst gettting the chance to watch the latest shows, you might like to be a volunteer usher.

To get more information about volunteering, download the application form or email us about the volunteer role you're interested in at


Work Experience Opportunities

We are able to offer two work experience placements each year in arts administration for students at school or college. If you would like to be considered please contact


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