The Bancroft Players and the running of The Queen Mother Theatre are 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:
- Steward Coordinator – A steward coordinator plays an important role in making theatregoers feel welcome as well as ensuring their safety. There is a 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 an incident. This is a great role for someone who enjoys organising and building a team, keeping them trained and organising 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 helping 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 as 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, and prop making. Be close to the action backstage or make a positive difference in the FoH, Stewarding, bar or coffee shop. email