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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 Sales 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. 

WHY WORK WITH US? CURRENT JOBS VOLUNTEERING SUCCESS STORIES

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. 

  • Our business model is unique and our specialisms are broad.  You will learn and grow with us. 
  • Our teams are super people to work with – we know because they regularly tell us!
  • We expect staff to express their views, to listen to ours and to be part of decision-making processes.
  • We’re proactively committed to diversity and equal opportunity for all.
  • We’re very supportive of our staff achieving a happy work-life balance.

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

Hospitality

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.   

Technical

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!

Marketing & Sales

The Marketing and Sales 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. 

Current Vacancies

Freelance Drama Practitioner for SEN Classes

Fee: £1500 per ten week term, inc prep time
Hours: Saturdays 10am-11.15am (Juniors) & 11.30am-1pm (Seniors), Term Time Only


As part of the refreshed Creative Learning programme at G Live, we are looking for a Freelance Drama Practitioner to plan and run two weekly drama sessions (Juniors 7-11 years, seniors 12-17 years) focusing on confidence building, teamwork and self-esteem, and to coordinate and run termly showbacks with the support of G Live's Creative Learning Manager.  Our ideal candidate would have extensive experience planning and leading drama / artistic sessions with SEN participants ages 7 – 17 years old.

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To apply, please send a CV and personal statement to Fiona Moon at fmoon@glive.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Fri 29 October 2021

Freelance Assistant Drama Practitioner for SEN Classes

Fee: £700 per ten week term, inc prep time
Hours: Saturdays 10am-11.15am (Juniors) & 11.30am-1pm (Seniors), Term Time Only


As part of the refreshed Creative Learning programme at G Live, we are looking for a Freelance Drama Practitioner to assist the Lead Drama Practitioner to run two weekly drama sessions (Juniors 7- 11 years, seniors 12-17 years) focusing on confidence building, teamwork and self esteem, and to help the Lead Drama Practitioner coordinate termly showbacks with the support of the Creative Learning Manager. Our ideal candidate would have some experience assisting drama / artistic sessions with SEN participants ages 7 – 17 years old.

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To apply, please send a CV and personal statement to Fiona Moon at fmoon@glive.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Fri 29 October 2021

Venue Technician

Salary: £24,000 per annum (plus get out payments on some shows)
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

We are currently looking to recruit two multi-skilled Venue Technicians on 40-hour, full-time contracts. Part of G Live's busy Technical Department, the postholders will be responsible for assisting with get-ins, outs, show operations and other related duties for the diverse range of productions and events by professional and amateur companies at G Live. The posts also include assistance with routine maintenance of the facility. 

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To apply send your completed Application Form and cover letter to applications@glive.co.uk or post to Toby Mattos, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.

Closing Date for Applications: Sun 30 October 2021
 

Senior Marketing Officer

Salary: £24-£28,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

A key position within G Live's Marketing and Sales team, the Senior Marketing Officer is responsible for managing relationships with external promoters and suppliers; and the development, delivery and analysis of integrated marketing campaigns for shows, hospitality events, creative learning initiatives and our associated products and services. 

Operating across the full mix, but with a particular focus on content-based marketing, you will create high impact campaigns, deliver audience development initiatives and play a vital part in the development, administration and continued success ouf G Live's marketing strategy. You will be a confident communicator, with experience of working in a fast-paced marketing role, ideally in the Arts or wider cultural sector. You will be creative, have a good eye for detail and demonstrate a clear understanding of digital marketing best practice. Experience of managing projects and managing multiple stakeholders would be a bonus. Apply Now. 

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To apply send your completed Application Form and cover letter to applications@glive.co.uk or post to Ian Wilmot, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.

Closing Date for Applications: Ongoing
 

Casual Ticketing Assistant

Salary: £8.91 per hour
Employment Type: Casual

G Live are actively seeking to recruit a ticketing assistant to join our pool of casual staff, to work evenings in support of the Sales & Customer Engagement team. 

If you are a confident communicator with experience of working in customer service, and want to work on a casual basis (including evenings) in one of Surrey's leading live entertainment venues as it emerges from the challenges of the last 18 months, we would love to hear from you. 

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To Apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to applications@glive.co.uk telling us why you think you are best suited to this role, why it interests you and how we'll benefit from having you as a member of the team. 

Closing Date for Applications: Ongoing


 

Ongoing Recruitment 

Recruitment for these roles is ongoing 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.

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Guest Experience Team Member

We are currently recruiting for Guest Experience Staff. Successful applicants will work alongside the G Live volunteer and Hospitality teams to ensure the success and smooth running of front of house areas. 

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. If you have any questions or want an informal chat, please email the Venue Management Team at venuemanagement@glive.co.uk

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To apply send your completed Application Form and cover letter to applications@glive.co.uk or post to Jess King, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA.


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.

If you have any questions or want an informal chat, please email Abhi Sankhyan on  asankhyan@glive.co.uk.

To apply send your completed Application Form and cover letter to applications@glive.co.uk or post to Abhi Sankhyan, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA. 


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.

If you have any questions or want an informal chat, please email asankhyan@glive.co.uk

To apply send your completed Application Form and cover letter to applications@glive.co.uk or post to Abhi Sankhyan, G Live, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA. 

Contact us

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?

Volunteers 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.

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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 Trafalgar Entertainment.

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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