G Live is Guildford's premier live entertainment and events venue, offering more than 500 events a year. With a diverse programme of shows from the UK’s leading stand-up comedians, musical artists from every genre, West End shows, physical theatre productions and a thriving Guildford International Concert Season which features the finest orchestra and soloists from the classical world; there is truly something spectacular for everyone to experience at G Live.
Our outstanding team work together across a number of departments and specialisms, from customer-facing roles in the Front of House and Ticketing teams, to Hospitality, Marketing and Technical staff. If you think you would enjoy the challenge of working in our fast-paced, customer-focused, award-winning venue take a look at the current vacancies or find out more about volunteering with us.
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Why work with us?
There has never been a better time to work at G Live. With more people attending every year, more artists and productions performing than ever before, more connections beign made with and for the local community and more satisfied customers too, it is never a boring place to be! Part of the HQ Theatres and Hospitality family, we endeavour to provide a rewarding and enjoyable working environment for all.
Opportunities for Students
We have a large number of casual staff and volunteers from our local universities, colleges and education providers. With opportunities to work within our front-of-house, hospitality, technical and marketing teams that are designed to work around your studies - make sure you find out the latest opportunities at G Live.
Opportunities for Work Experience
While we do not accept individual work experience placements, we have developed an exceptional Applied Industry Week programme, which 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 and learning what a career within arts, leisure and hospitality can offer.
Types of Roles
G Live's Hospitality team operate at the highest standard to develop and deliver innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities. With a flash of theatrical flair, we have a team of talented chefs and service staff for staff members of all levels of experience and skillsets.
Often the first point-of-contact for audiences to engage with the venue, our wonderful Ticketing team provide outstanding customer service while proactively selling tickets and associated products and services. Regularly commended both at venue-level and across the HQ Theatres group, this customer-facing role offers a fun, flexible and essential service.
Our Technical team are an outstanding and highly skilled team who make sure our theatrical and events productions are delivered to the highest standard. From assisting with show get-in and set-up, to managing production sound, lighting and technical delivery, this team of heroes make sure the show will always go on!
The Marketing department ensure all communications, promotional campaigns and publicity materials are delivered to the highest industry standards. Working across digital and traditional marketing channels it is their job to make sure that both new and existing audiences find out about the exceptional programme of events and activities available at G Live. Also good at colouring in.
Administration and Management
Our award-winning team of Administrative, Finance and Management teams work together to ensure that the highly complex business runs smoothly, delivering the highest levels of service to promoters and clients.
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.
When applying to jobs at G Live, please make sure you have first read our Staff Privacy Notice Policy.
Casual Meet and Greet Staff
We are currently recruiting for casual Meet and Greet 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.
Casual Café/ Mezzanine Staff
We are 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.
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Casual Day Event Staff
We are currently recruiting for Casual Event staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live hospitality team to ensure the success and contribute to the smooth running of our 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.
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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.
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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 the local community... or perhaps you simply want to meet new people and make new friends. Whatever your reason, volunteering with G Live is a really rewarding experience.
As a Volunteer Usher at G Live, you will be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience every time they visit. We have an exceptional training programme that will help you to deliver the very highest levels of service, ensuring 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 too.
Volunteering with G Live is an opportunity to get a taste, first hand, of life in a theatre and events 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.
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 of 13 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 19 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre.
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. Read modern slavery statement