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MAC Volunteering Programme 

Aims

The MAC volunteering programme is open to all who are able to contribute. We are determined  volunteering at the MAC must be rewarding for volunteers as well as a benefit to the charitable activities of the MAC. Our focus is on young people and creativity as well as the well-being of the wider Stoke-on-Trent community.

We expect volunteers to find satisfaction and enjoyment in some or all of:

  • Community involvement
  • A sense of achievement
  • New friends
  • Active and rewarding work and responsibilities
  • The chance to learn new skills.
  • Greater appreciation of the arts (free tickets to shows)

Volunteer Manager - Heading up our team of volunteers with enthusiasm, commitment and initiative.

Marketing - Website management, social media, venue and community distribution, flyer/poster design.

Creative support - Gallery, Exhibitions, Workshop delivery, Outreach delivery.

Business and Fundraising -Data entry, filing, Supporting General Manager (GM) and Customer Service Manager (CSM). Writing funding bids, building partnerships.

FOH opportunities – Ushering performances and events, working on the Café-Bar

Technical support and Maintenance – Back of house, running films, supporting incoming shows, supporting the in house maintenance person

Contact us about Volunteering Opportunities at harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk


Employment Opportunities

How to apply for a job?

Please send us your CV and cover letter and state what position you are applying for and why you think you would be suitable for the position based on the job description. You must provide details of two referees. Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK, evidence will be required prior to appointment. Unfortunately we cannot respond to all applicants. 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 harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk or post to Mitchell Arts Centre, Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HG.

Marketing Officer - closing date Friday 3rd May

Job Description

Mitchell Arts Centre are seeking a creative individual with previous experience in marketing, preferably within the arts environment to join our team. We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal and customer facing skills whilst being a proactive member of the team going above and beyond to reach targets.

Position: Marketing Officer
Hours: 20 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months with a view to being made permanent
Reports to: General Manager
Responsible for: Volunteers
Job Objective: To deliver friendly, efficient customer service at the Mitchell Arts Centre, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our customers.
Pay: £19,000 pro rata
Holiday: 28 days a year pro rata inclusive of any public holidays

The Role

  • Plan and deliver all areas of marketing that drive ticket sales to nurture the audience base.
  • Serve as the go-to person for hirers and producers in the development and delivery of marketing
  • Coordinator and collaborator within the venue team
  • Management of website, mail outs, artwork design, local marketing platforms and identify further marketing opportunities for the whole venue
  • Head an audience development plan for the venue
  • Develop a membership scheme
  • Anything else deemed fit by the General Manager

Key skills, attributes & experience

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability and confidence in managing relationships with creative teams,
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Creative problem solver and confident decision maker.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects at once.
  • Proactive and flexible attitude, ability to effectively prioritise.
  • Experience of working with hirers and producers to tight deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for/ interest in the arts
  • Absolute attention to detail.

Requirements

  • A recognised arts marketing qualification
  • Web based or digital marketing qualification and knowledge of word press
  • Experience of working within a marketing and sales environment
  • Experience of working in a venue with a variety of art forms
  • Working in partnership, including liaison with hirers /incoming productions
  • Managing marketing volunteers and placements
  • Able to develop a membership scheme
  • Head an audience development plan

Please send a CV and cover letter to harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk

Casual Duty Managers
Shifts Mon-Sun, daytime and evenings.

Job Description
Position: Duty Manager
Responsible to: Café Manager/Customer Services Manager
Responsible for: Shift Staff – Such as; Bar Staff, Volunteers, other Front of House staff; ushers/attendants
Hours: Variable and as and when the charity requires – including daytime, evenings and weekends
Contract: Temporary/Freelance Contract suitable for self-employed persons
Pay: £8.83 per hour

Purpose of Job: The Duty Manager is part of the Front of House team responsible for the security, health and safety of Mitchell Arts Centre building staff and the public as well as oversees Bar Staff and managing the volunteers on a shift basis. The Duty Manager will be required to maintain a regular physical presence in the lobby, theatre and public spaces and assist the Front of House Manager in their daily duties.

Enquiries and applications to Harriet Jackson at harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk

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.

Job Description
The Mitchell Arts Centre operates a fully licence bar and café open to the public and
those visiting the building for performances. As part of a dynamic team this role will
support existing café/bar staff and volunteers with the following roles, responsibilities
and duties.
Position: Freelance Café-Bar Assistant
Hours: Variable and as and when the charity requires – including daytime, evenings and weekends, Mitchell Arts Centre cannot guarantee any fixed number of hours per week, work would be purely on as required basis.
Contract: Temporary/Freelance Contract suitable for self-employed persons
Reports to: Customer Services Manager
Job Objective: To deliver friendly, efficient customer service at the Mitchell Arts Centre, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our customers.

Please send a CV and cover letter to harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk

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 of 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 harriet@mitchellartscentre.co.uk or post to Mitchell Arts Centre, Broad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HG.