Job Title: Volunteers – to assist West Coast Ballet Theatre
When: To begin in January 2018
Where: Bristol (to be confirmed)
Days: Various (depending on work chosen)
Times: Various (depending on work chosen)
To help with the smooth running of ballet rehearsals – signing people in, handing out documentation, administration, taking notes for the Artistic Director, ensure there are no disturbances to rehearsals, looking after the ballet staff on duty, moral support and most importantly, making the tea! Will normally be on a Saturday.
Wardrobe and Costume Support
Simple support to the Wardrobe Team of Dance Artists including Non Performance Related tasks such as – machining, hand sewing, braiding, sequining, cutting and pinning etc. Performance Related work includes tasks such as – hair, make up, dressers, wigs, fixing headwear, assisting with quick-changes, mending costumes, some laundering of costumes.
Provide support to and assist the Publicity Team of Dance Artists including such tasks as – distribution of printed matter or packages to venues, helping with marketing activities, putting up posters etc.
Assisting the Technical Team with various aspects of the production – transportation of scenery, props, costumes and other items; moving sets onto and off of the stage during a show and to/from the various venues; being a crew member (pulling tabs, running errands etc), supervision of the backstage areas, supervision of the Stage Door, taking care of flowers for the dancers, handing over messages, etc.
Event Support – Backstage
To provide support to enable smooth running of performances (shows, Gala’s, outreach, events) by carrying out tasks such as – supervision, signing in/out of dancers and staff to the backstage area, door-keeping, running errands, making tea!
Event Support – Theatre Ushers
People to support the staff of the theatre’s and venues we hire for performances who can act as Usher’s on our behalf. Training is given by the Theatre’s Front-of-House Manager and you would be responsible to them during the show, but helping us greatly in this valuable task.
Event Support – Foyer Attendants
To provide an interface between West Coast Ballet Theatre and the general public in the Front-of-House area with tasks such as – setting up tables for information, answering questions, selling Theatre Programs, meeting special guests etc.
ABOUT US – WHO WE ARE
West Coast Ballet Theatre
“Classical Ballet – Danced with Love, Heartfelt Passion and a Soulful Spirit”
The dancers of West Coast Ballet Theatre are the material (people) upon which ‘Dance Artists’ creates its work. The dancers are all paying members who gain essential vocational experience dancing and learning to be an artist. WCBT is an organisation for honing the art of performance in an environment reflective of the vocation of a ballet-dancer.
“Creative Artists – Collaborating to bring to Life a Spark of Inspiration that longs to be Created”
A team of Creative Artists including student, emerging, experienced, and amateur enthusiasts in technical theatre, visual arts (photography and film), wardrobe and costuming, arts marketing and audience development; and digital/social media buffs – all collaborating to bring full-length and one-act traditional classical ballets as well as new and original ballet-theatre to the stage in live performances in Bristol and the local region, South Wales, and London.
Both ‘West Coast Ballet Theatre’ and ‘Dance Artists’ are cultural organisations not operated for profit and who employ no permanent or contracted paid staff. We do our work with financial loans, grants, funding, sponsorship and membership fees.
Write to us via email, including the following information…
- Basic details about you
- Tell us about what you’d like to do with us
- Your availabilities
- Why you’d like to be a team member
- What you feel your strengths are and what you can uniquely contribute to the company
- What you might find challenging if you were to join
- What you feel you’ll gain the most by being a part of the team
- Let us know about any work you have already done which might be helpful to the role you have chosen
- What do you feel about the philosophy of West Coast Ballet Theatre and Dance Artists
- Your contact information and any other relevant information
There is no need to provide a CV unless you think it might be useful to us. Applications and enquiries should be emailed to:
There are going to be no formal interviews. Instead we’ll be arranging to meet up with people individually for a chat and to talk about your work, our work, if we can work together and whatever else is relevant that comes up for discussion. Then we’ll take it from there….
In the meantime you can find out more about us at our websites:
Please be in touch regarding any enquiries you have!
West Coast Ballet Theatre