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Volunteer Ushers (Aged 18+)
The Royal Exchange Theatre is one of the best known theatres in the UK, and puts on more than 500 performances in the Theatre and the Studio every year.

The Royal Exchange building is one of the most amazing buildings in Manchester City Centre.

Volunteer ushers are members of our Front of House team, whose main role is to welcome the public into the theatre in a warm and friendly way, and ensure that all visitors are able to enjoy all of the areas occupied by the Royal Exchange Theatre Company in a safe and welcoming environment.

All of our volunteers receive full training and induction, together with a uniform and badge. Volunteers will also be able to take advantage of free tickets to see our shows, and free programmes.

The theatre is easily accessible via public transport and discounted city centre parking is also available.
Our flexible volunteer usher programme provides a rewarding opportunity for people who love theatre to join the Royal Exchange Team and work together in a great environment.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, please download and complete our Application Form, and send this to: Lynne Yates, Front of House Manager, Lynne.yates@royalexchange.co.uk 
 
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Corporate Fundraising)

Development Manager (Corporate Fundraising) – Fixed Term Maternity Cover (up to 12 months duration)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Development Department at an important time for the Royal Exchange Theatre. 
 
Reporting directly to the Development Director, this key role has responsibility for securing funds from businesses through sponsorship and corporate membership.
 

The successful candidate will have experience of raising funds from businesses, possess strong business acumen and have a good knowledge of the corporate sector in the north-west.

A proven ability to develop relationships at all levels together with a creative, pro-active approach will be essential.

For more information see: www.royalexchange.co.uk/jobs        

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday 22nd October, 12pm

Shortlisted candidates invited for interview : Week commencing 27th October 2014

Salary : In the range £22,000 - £24,000

The Royal Exchange Theatre is strongly committed to the principles and practice of equal opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from those underrepresented in our organisation.

 
SCUTTLERS ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
An exciting opportunity to perform in SCUTTLERS at the Royal Exchange Theatre in February/March 2015. 
 
The SCUTTLERS were Manchester's original gangs. Throughout the 1870s and beyond, the streets of Openshaw, Gorton, Ancoats and Salford were terrorised by rival groups of young mill workers who fought for control with blades, fists, feet and the heavy ends of their leather belts.

The stories of the Scuttlers, based on real court reports, are being re-told by writer Rona Munro in a new piece for the Theatre at the Royal Exchange. SCUTTLERS will be directed by award-winning director Wils Wilson (Royal Court, National Theatre of Scotland) with choreography by Eddie Kay (Frantic Assembly).  
 
We are looking for performers to take on the roles of the ensemble and will be holding open ensemble workshops for you to get involved. There will be two groups within the ensemble: 
MALE only 16 – 21 years
MALE & FEMALE 30 – 40 years

ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP

Workshops will take place on Sunday 2 November, 11am – 1.30pm and 2.30 – 5pm. You must be 16 or over and fit into the age range and gender as listed above.

In the workshops, participants will take part in a series of movement exercises exploring the behaviour of gangs and mill workers of early 20th century Manchester. The workshops will be high-energy, full of exciting choreography, and be and be an opportunity to build physical skills and confidence.

No previous experience is necessary. You don’t need to prepare anything in advance just come in comfy clothes and be ready to work. Why not give it a try?

Workshop places are free but limited and must be booked via Box Office on 0161 833 9833 by midday on Wednesday 29 October. Please specify which session you would like to attend when booking. If you would like further information before booking a place, please contact Chris Wright on chris.wright@royalexchange.co.uk.


You must also be: 
ready to undertake a role in a professional production
committed to working collaboratively
enthusiastic, energetic and reliable
able to commit to rehearsals in evenings and weekdays as well as up to 4 performances per week
seeking experience of working in a professional and driven environment

Rehearsal Info
Initial rehearsals will take place on 30 November, 6, 7, 20 & 21 December (these will be during the day)
Further rehearsals will take place in January including daytime and evening rehearsals
From week b/g 2 February you will need to be available both daytimes & evenings for technical rehearsals
The production runs Thursday 5 February until 7 March (with the option of an extension until 14 March)
You will be called upon to perform in up to 4 shows per week (including matinee & evening performances)
 
Further details of schedules and expenses will be given at the auditions workshop.