All the world’s a stage, and for three lucky job-seekers that is just the opportunity that awaits them.
The Rep theatre in Centenary Square has three exciting new vacancies which the venue is looking to fill to maintain its rich and diverse programme of shows.
The newly advertised roles are for a chef manager, a finance officer, and a stage door receptionist.
The Rep said that as a world-class producing theatre in the heart of the city, it can offer job applicants “an impressive stage for your talents”.
The role of chef manager involves working across three kitchens delivering into seven spaces to both in-house and corporate clients.
In addition, the successful applicant will help to deliver into Centenary Square for major city-wide activities such as the Commonwealth Games 2022.
While a formal culinary education or similar would be “great”, much more important is passion and “the ability to make a dramatic mark on the Birmingham food scene”.
The finance officer is responsible for the management of purchase ledger invoice processing and payments, and other accounting tasks.
He or she will be based in The Rep’s finance department which is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the theatre and its commercial subsidiaries.
The final new job on offer is that of stage door receptionist.
The stage door is the theatre’s principal entrance to its backstage areas which includes dressing rooms, offices, production workshops and flats.
The receptionist is responsible for welcoming visitors and staff to backstage areas, for administrative support and for operating the switchboard – ensuring all enquiries are dealt with politely and quickly.
The Rep said the person had a key role to play in ensuring the security of backstage areas: “This role is crucial to the smooth running of our operation and will be accountable for providing a first-class visitor experience every time.”
The deadline for receipt of applications is 11 August with interviews to be held at The Rep the week commencing 15 August.
The Rep has built up a reputation as a pioneering repertory theatre for over a hundred years since its opening in 1913, with three auditoria comprising the 820-seat The House, The Studio, with 300 seats, and The Door, at 150 seats.
Under the artistic and executive leadership of Sean Foley and Rachael Thomas, it is currently in the process of significant renewal, with the vision of being a national and international centre for artistically ambitious popular theatre in all its forms, from comedies and dramas to musicals and dance-theatre.
To apply for any of these posts complete the online application process at: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/get-involved/careers-and-vacancies.html