G Live is Guildford’s newest entertainment and conferencing venue, home to a great programme of events, music, comedy, dance, family shows, classical music and more! Our lively teams work across a range of departments, from Ticketing and Front of House to Hospitality and Technical, and we’re often on the lookout for new colleagues. If you think you’d enjoy the challenge of working in our fast-paced, customer-focused venue have a look at our current vacancies, or find out more about volunteering with us.
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Why work with us?
A career with G Live is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working with the G Live is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.
Our Applied Industry Week takes place in July each year. We offer a number of young people aged 14 – 19 the opportunity to spend a week with us, taking on roles within the venue.
Types of Roles
Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
The approachable Ticket Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.
Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting.
The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.
Administration and Management
Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly.
To apply for any of the below jobs, please download an application form below, and send to relevant department.
Closing date: Friday 19 May 2017, 5pm
The Technical Manager is responsible for all technical and associated aspects of stage and events presentation. Also for routine maintenance and for ensuring the G Live standards of professionalism and presentation are maintained. The post holder will work on a rota shift system with the Technical Team.
Salary: Circa £27,000 to £29,500 commensurate with experience, ability and potential.
To apply for this role please email a completed application form and a covering letter to email@example.com. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
Casual Stage Door AdministratorClosing date: Friday 28 April 2017
The Stage Door team is integral to the smooth running of the building, welcoming visitors, corresponding with customers, and assisting other members of staff.
Applicants need to be confident with IT systems, have excellent communication skills, and a genuine interest and proven ability in customer service. The ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and be flexible for weekend, evening and Bank Holiday shifts is required.
Salary: £7.05 per hour
To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Charlotte Sleven, Facilities and Buildings Manager, Stage Door, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA. For an informal discussion about the role, telephone 01483 739040.
Recruitment for the following roles are on-going. Please note, due to the high volume of applications, if you haven't heard back within a fortnight please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Casual Café/ Mezzanine Staff
G Live is currently recruiting for casual Café/ Mezzanine staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer team to ensure the success and contribute to the smooth running of our Café & restaurant areas and events. Staff will be able to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour. Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. To comply with licensing laws applicants must be over 18.
To apply for this role please email an application form to email@example.com or post to Abhineet Sankhyan, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.
Casual Meet & Greet Staff
G Live is currently recruiting for casual Meet & Greet staff. Successful applicants will be the first point of contact for our guests and contribute to the smooth running of our Front of House areas. Staff must be available to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns. Must also have excellent customer service skills and an impeccable appearance.
To apply for this role please email an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Thomas McWilliam, Front of House Manager, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Please note recruitment for these roles is on-going and due to the high volume of applications, if you haven't heard back within a fortnight please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Casual Bar Staff
G Live is currently recruiting casual Bar staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer team to ensure the success and contribute to the smooth running of our Front of House areas and events. Bar staff will be able to work a variety of shifts and must be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour. Previous bar experience is preferred. To comply with licensing laws applicants must be over 18.
To apply for this role please email an application form to email@example.com or post to Stage Door, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.
Need to ask us a question about our vacancies? Email us or call 01483 739040.
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with G Live is a really rewarding experience!
As a G Live Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with G Live is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet the team
We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.
Ellie Harman - Marketing Assistant
"From the time I found out a new venue was opening in Guildford I knew I wanted to be a part of it in some way, so when the recruitment day was advertised I jumped at the chance to have a look around and apply for a casual position.
I started off in 2011 working Front of House whilst at University, and worked across every department before becoming a part-time Ticketing Assistant for a few years. While on Ticketing I took the opportunity to help out behind the scenes with the Marketing team when I could, and when a permanent role in Marketing came up, my knowledge of the venue really helped my application.
I’ve now been in the Marketing team since October 2015 and have enjoyed seeing how the venue works from both sides."
Alison Flynn - Stage Door Administrator
"I started out as a casual member of staff with the Stage Door team. After several months working increasing numbers of hours and taking on more responsibility for the administrative duties undertaken by Stage Door, it was decided that it would be a good idea to have another permanent member of staff in the team. I was therefore invited to apply for a permanent contract which, I’m pleased to say, I was successful in obtaining."
Amanda Hamilton - Volunteer Co-Ordinator
"I came to G Live when it opened with the intention of becoming a volunteer and thanks to my varied hospitality and customer service background, gained through working in the Cruise industry and also at the Royal Festival Hall / South Bank Centre, I found myself being employed as Volunteer Co-Ordinator.
I combine this flexible and varied part time position with other interests and raising a family. G Live is a fast paced and exciting place to be involved, and the volunteers here play an important role in welcoming our patrons to the venue and making sure they have a fantastic customer experience. With around 130 volunteers at G Live, coming from different walks of life and bringing with them a wealth of experience, there is always plenty to keep me busy. I try to ensure everyone is kept up to date, match volunteer availability with performances, sign Duke of Edinburgh paperwork, write references and give support to volunteers looking for a first paid role or a return to the workplace.
As Volunteer Co-Ordinator I also represent the team at the venue’s weekly operations meetings and monthly Health and Safety meetings and make sure the volunteer team are fully briefed and compliant with operating procedures and health and safety requirements. "
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
G Live is one 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.
HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe.
G Live is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs.