We are looking for 12 Tameside residents aged 14+ to become part of a new adventure that starts this January. Each week, at a venue in Tameside or at the Royal Exchange we will bring the new ambassador’s group together. Starting 10 January 2019, these meetings will include everything from skills training to cups of tea and great conversation can take place – the agenda is yours to set. There will also be lots of opportunity to visit the Royal Exchange performances and to connect with local arts organisations and projects in your area. The only cost to our ambassadors will be the time you give.
What is a Royal Exchange Theatre - Ambassador?
Our Ambassadors are working locally in their community across Greater Manchester with the Royal Exchange. Tameside Ambassadors will meet up on a regular basis and help other people access the Royal Exchange Theatre from Tameside. We’d like to work with you to personally develop new skills and come with us on an exciting journey.
How long will I be an Ambassador for?
Our Ambassadors will commit to a few hours per week on a set programme of training giving you behind the scenes access, meeting with our skilled theatre teams, watching performances and helping us understand how we can support you in the community.
Who can become an Ambassador?
We welcome applications from Tameside residents and particularly groups who are underrepresented – we want our Ambassador team to reflect the rich diversity of the communities they represent so we will actively recruit to reflect this.
Why would I want to become an Ambassador?
Whether you’re looking for experience, thinking about going into theatre production, looking to meet new friends or simply want to become more confident, our Ambassador opportunities will provide exciting experiences. We will invest in you through training as a group and individually in areas you wish to develop in.
How many Ambassadors are there?
Twelve. (AKA the Tameside Twelve)!
Will there be training?
Yes, Initial training will take place for a few hours each week over 6 weeks.
What will happen when I apply?
We will acknowledge your application and then contact you to arrange a time for us to come and meet you to talk about the role. Don’t worry it’s not like a job interview. It’s also a good opportunity for you to ask us any questions!
Do I need any experience?
None. Just the commitment to develop with us to support your community and the theatres programme in Tameside.
Will being an Ambassador affect my benefits?
No. Being an Ambassador will not affect any benefits you receive. However, it’s always best to check with your benefits advisor.
What provision have you made if I have a disability?
Every Ambassador will be asked at the application process whether they need any adjustments to get involved in the role. people with disabilities will be able to make the most out of this exciting role.
How do I apply?
Apply before: Thursday 22 November 2018