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Learning & Participation Casual Assistant - The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Learning & Participation Casual Assistant - The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

As the world’s leading venue Management Company, ASM Global brings entertainment, excitement and opportunity to millions of people across the world.

The Bridgewater Hall is one of Manchester’s most prestigious cultural venues. Every year we host over 300 performances of classical music, rock, pop and other music-related and spoken word events, in addition to a diverse learning programme. The building also provides a stunning location for conferences, meetings and other events.

Working at The Bridgewater Hall is an exciting and fun opportunity for all. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Learning & Participation team. As a member of our Learning & Participation team you will be assisting in the smooth running of Learning & Participation workshops and events, liaising with other BWH departments, and being a point of contact for external facilitators, staff and participants during a session.

All Learning & Participation Assistants will be given an induction ahead of their first L&P event, and will be provided with information about the nature of each session they work ahead of the date. They will also receive all relevant health and safety training, building induction and fire and evacuation training as required by all staff at The Bridgewater Hall.

Duties may include;

  • Deputising for the Community Engagement Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator on occasions
  • Assisting with load-in and load-out of equipment from Artist Entrance.
  • Preparing rooms within BWH to allow L&P activity to take place – moving and removing furniture, opening / closing windows, tidying.
  • Unpacking L&P resources from storage for use in workshops – percussion equipment, sensory resources etc.
  • Working alongside Front of House, Technical, Bars & Catering and other departments to ensure L&P events run smoothly.
  • Printing and photocopying additional materials and resources.
  • Assisting participants moving around the building – directing them to toilets, lifts etc.
  • Being an active participant in workshops – modelling good behaviour and participation, and supporting workshop delivery teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Support external staff and facilitators to ensure L&P sessions run smoothly and effectively.
  • Act as a point of contact for all external facilitators, staff and participants on the day of a session, including during load-in and load-out.
  • Work with other BWH departments to ensure all L&P sessions and events run smoothly and do not compromise the work of other departments in the building.
  • Be welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful to facilitators and participants, and support them to enjoy their time in the venue.

Skills and competencies required

  • Demonstrate an interest in arts education and community engagement, and a desire to gain more experience in the industry.
  • A willingness to take part and be an active participant in L&P sessions if required.
  • The ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately with all external staff and participants, including children and those with SEND.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team, whilst also taking your own initiative to problem solve and enhance experiences for participants.
  • A good understanding of the work and operations of The Bridgewater Hall.
  • An understanding of the expectations of a workplace, in terms of dress, attendance, attitude and safe working practices.

Successful applicants will be invited to join our casual database, giving them the opportunity to sign up for event-based shifts. This is a casual, event-based vacancy and will include evening and weekend work.

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour, plus holiday pay accrual (paid fortnightly)

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Nesbitt, Community Engagement Manager
0161 907 9074 / andrew.nesbitt@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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How to Apply

Please download and complete the Application Form.

Role

Learning & Participation Casual Assistant

Salary
from £9.50 per hour plus holiday pay (paid fortnightly)

Working Hours
Event Driven

Location
The Bridgewater Hall

Closing Date

30/10/2022
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