Volunteering & Work Experience

Volunteers have always played a key role in the work of Square Chapel Arts Centre and they now number around one hundred people. Most volunteers spend most of their time in roles that bring them into direct contact with visitors to the arts centre.

Specifically, we recruit volunteers to take on the following roles:

Event ushers; checking tickets, escorting people to their seats, selling merchandise and ensuring the health and safety of all visitors.

Foyer volunteers; meeting and greeting visitors, distributing brochures and flyers, answering questions, giving guided tours of the buildings and, during busy periods, assisting the staff in the bar and café.

Bar volunteers; serving drinks, taking orders for food and assisting bar staff during busy periods.

Box office volunteers; selling tickets for upcoming events and assisting box office staff.

In addition to these roles, we also have a small number of volunteers who help the event technicians and who offer an extra pair of hands to the small marketing and outreach teams.

Please note that we are not currently looking for new volunteers and that we do not maintain a waiting list. However, it is likely that in early 2019 we will aim to recruit a small number of new volunteers. This page of the Square Chapel website will be updated with details about how to apply to become a volunteer shortly before we start accepting applications once again.

Work Experience and Volunteering

If you are in Year 12 or 13 and are interested in completing a period of work experience at Square Chapel Arts Centre, you will get much more out of the placement if you are already involved in the work that we do.

The best and easiest way of getting involved is, as a first step, to sign up as a volunteer. You’ll have the chance to meet interesting people, see ground-breaking theatre and enjoy some of the latest films whilst volunteering. When the time comes to complete your week of work experience, you’ll already know the people who work here, be informed about the work that we do and be familiar with the building itself.

We can’t guarantee a work experience placement for everyone who volunteers at Square Chapel but it would a great way to show us that you are interested in what we do.

As mentioned above, we will be recruiting new volunteers in early 2019. If you are interested in volunteering, work experience or both, please look out for more information nearer the time.

More Information about volunteering and work experience

Please contact Andrew Sykes, the coordinator of volunteers and work placements on 01422 353073 or email andrew@squarechapel.co.uk.

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