Role: Front of House Director
What is a typical volunteering day/week?
Checking that we have enough sweets, ice creams and drinks for the coming week, liaising with Derrick who orders them for us. Making sure there are no maintenance issues (i.e. leaking loos) and talking to contractors if needed. Making sure our cleaner is happy and discussing what needs to be dealt with. Basically, anything that happens in front of the curtain for the customers is part of my remit. This includes the garden and the volunteers who help with it.
What takes up most of your time?
I honestly don’t know but it sure gets filled up with stuff!
What do you enjoy most about the role?
I love the role, I love being involved, I love theatre. I suppose one of the best bits is when I am one of the Duty Managers loving the buzz of an audience as they enter the theatre, talking to them, welcoming them.
What is the most frustrating?
I suppose at the moment it’s got to be the lockdown and the fact that the theatre isn’t open, but normally nothing really. I am fairly laid back.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Barbara (our Volunteer Director) and I have been putting together “Goodie Bags” of sweets for our volunteers to give a donation for (you will have seen the message). Also, Dan (our Chairman) and I are exploring various possibilities/options to be able to provide refreshments for our audiences.
What’s been a highlight of your work?
Really difficult to pick on any one thing. As I said earlier, I love being involved in something so vibrant and iconic.
The theatre may be currently closed, but there are still ways to get involved. If you are interested in getting involved in Markeitng, there are opportunties available. You can find out more by clicking here, or you can fill out a quick online volunteering form to register your interest.
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