We are looking to appoint 1-2 Gardening Volunteers to join our passionate Gardening Team at Shakespeare North Playhouse.
The role involves looking after our gardens and tending to our house plants to create Shakespeare themed gardens and create habitats for wildlife.
If you’re passionate about gardening or looking to gain more experience in a horticultural role for paid employment, then look no further, this is the role for you!
Volunteers should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able work as part of a team and able to do general gardening tasks. (e.g. pruning, potting, digging and planting)
Shakespeare North Playhouse is a unique new arts venue, opened in the summer of 2022. It presents a vibrant contemporary cultural and learning programme featuring home co-produced and visiting performances, as well as comedy, music, community work, hire and events and a range of education and training activities.
As a Gardening Volunteer, you will be part of the team that maintains and develops our gardens and houseplants, so that they can be enjoyed by all the visitors that attend our wonderful venue.
When you’re in your volunteer role, your will be responsible for making sure visitors feel welcome, safe and engaged with during their time with us. As you may come across visitors whilst volunteering.
The role will be varied with changing gardening tasks as the seasons and the weather changes, as well as linking in with seasonal and performance themes throughout the year.
Volunteer duties include:
- Watering, pruning and potting/repotting of houseplants.
- Plant identification and planning
- Planting and sowing seeds/bulbs
- Pruning, tidying and watering.
- General weeding and removal of unwanted plants.
- Creating season and performance displays (e.g. Easter and Halloween)
- Helping to source plants and gardening resources (optional)
- Building raised beds/planters (optional)
- Looking out for the health and safety of your team members, visitors and members of the public.
- Reporting any issues or concerns to the Facilities Manager
How to Apply
If having reviewed the volunteer role description, FAQ and information about Shakespeare North Playhouse you consider yourself to be a good fit for the volunteer role, please complete and email a volunteer application and completed equal opportunities form to [email protected]
This volunteer recruitment opportunity will stay open until the volunteer role is filled.
We encourage and welcome applications from people whose background and experience are under-represented in the cultural sector. We are committed to inclusive working practices and understand there may be barriers people face when considering an opportunity like this. If you are interested in applying for this volunteer role, but feel there are things that may prevent you from getting involved, please get in touch and let us know how we can support you in making your application and throughout the selection process.
Please provide equality monitoring information on the form provided so that we can monitor the Shakespeare North Trust’s equality policy and practices. The information you provide will not impact on the consideration of your application and will be used solely for the purpose of monitoring.
Information provided by you as part of your application will be used in the recruitment process. Any data about you will be held securely with access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application in the recruitment process. Once the process is completed the data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be stored for a maximum of 6 months and then destroyed. If you are the successful candidate, your application will be retained and form the basis of your personnel record. By submitting your application, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process, equal opportunities monitoring and your personnel record if you are the successful candidate. In submitting your volunteer application, we will assume that consent by you is given. We refer you to Shakespeare North’s volunteer applicant privacy notice which you should read before applying for this role.
If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about the volunteer role before applying, please contact us via email at [email protected]
How to Apply
If having reviewed the volunteer role description, FAQ and information about the Shakespeare North Playhouse you consider yourself to be a good fit for the volunteer role, please complete and email a volunteer application and completed equal opportunities formEmail Now