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Shows and Events Officer Apprentice - Ipswich Borough Council



15th May 2024

Employer description

Ipswich Borough Council provides a voice for its communities as well as a wide range of services to meet their needs.

Main description

Are you passionate about the Arts and Entertainment sector?

Join Ipswich Borough Council’s Arts & Entertainment service as an apprentice! Based across three iconic venues – the Regent Theatre, Corn Exchange, and Town Hall – you’ll immerse yourself in the world of theatre while working towards a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

Day to day

You’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of all three of our venues. This diverse position encompasses customer service, front of house management, bar and cellar operations, health & safety compliance, administration, and more within IBC’s theatre and events services.

Your journey with us will culminate in using these acquired skills to confidently and successfully manage a show or event as the Duty Officer.

This apprenticeship requires flexibility, as you’ll be working evenings and weekends based on a rotating schedule. Hours may vary depending on our event calendar.

Please note that this role involves serving and selling alcohol, so the successful candidate must be comfortable with this responsibility.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your career in the exciting world of theatre with Ipswich Borough Council! Apply now.

Entry requirements

You will have 5 GCSE’s grades A* – C including English & Maths (2017 grade 4 or above).

Personal skills and qualities

  • You will have good written and oral communication skills, IT skills, be well organised and be able to work evenings and weekends when required.
  • Health and Safety awareness is essential to the role.


As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership,
  • Subsidised parking for work and leisure,
  • Public transport discounts,
  • Free swimming and gym membership,
  • Cycle purchase scheme,
  • Learning and development opportunities,
  • Flexible working opportunities,
  • Wellbeing support,
  • Lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Simon Parr on 07738 144714 or via email at simon.parr@ipswich.gov.uk or Emma Woodland on 07786 860923 or via email at emma.woodland@ipswich.gov.uk 

How to apply

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/default/files/job_description_and_person_specification_189.pdf to find out more about this role: 

The selection process will be an interview and assessment. Interviews will be held 3rd & 4th July 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 16/06/2024




This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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