The Bancroft Players and the running of The Queen Mother Theatre is primarily managed by a dedicated team of members and volunteers. Since it started in 1945 and especially since the theatre was built and opened in 1983 the need for active volunteers to help in many areas of the theatre has increased.
We are currently looking for a number of key roles to help with the running of vital parts of the theatre and we hope you will be able to help.
The current volunteer vacancies are:
- Coffee Shop Manager – As coffee shop manager you create part of the enjoyment that theatre going experience. It’s a great role for an organised person who enjoys running the QMT coffee shop with a team of existing as well as a new team. You will take the lead in vital tasks from deciding on what to stock to putting a rota together for the 6-8 shows that are planned for the QMT 2021-2022 season. Training will be given. email
- Steward Coordinator – A steward coordinator plays an important role in making theatre goers feel welcome as well as ensuring their safety. There is team of existing volunteers but when the need arises you may need to help recruit and train new stewards to make sure we have the right support for the QMT’s shows. Stewards meet, greet and assist visitors and play an important role in assistance or evacuations in the very unlikely event of incident. This is a great role for someone enjoys organising and building a team, keep them trained and organise the rota. email
- House Manager Leader – As House Manager leader you ensure the smooth running of the Front of House operation so our visitors enjoy a well-run and safe theatre experience. This is great for a person who is interested in leading a team of existing FoH managers as well as help recruit and train new ones when the need arises. Each show needs a rota that you put together from an existing pool of volunteers to ensure these are staffed to provide great customer service, safety and a positive atmosphere. email
- Marketing and publicity Manager – A QMT marketing and publicity manager you look after marketing and promoting the QMT theatre’s activities and Bancroft Player Shows. This includes engaging with our loyal and existing audiences as well developing new ones. This is a great role for someone with a great amount of creative energy and good communication skill, especially digital or indeed for a team of people to develop to take on various parts of the QMT communications and promotion. email
We are also looking for additional volunteers in all areas to grow our teams. Get creative in the costume department, the set design and build team, prop making. Be close to the action back stage or make a positive different in the FoH, Stewarding, bar or coffee shop. email