Polka Theatre Building and Operations Manager
Application closing date: 31 Jul 2022 9:00am
Based: Central London
Salary: £26,000 – £27,000 per year pro rata, depending on experience.
Contract: Full Time
Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?
• Would you like to work for a pioneering national theatre for children?
• Do you love working in a venue or theatre but would prefer mainly daytime hours?
• Are you practical and hands-on and maybe with a technical background?
This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Building and Operations Manager, supporting the Head of Operations and Visitor Services, with responsibility for facilitating the efficient running of Polka’s buildings infrastructure and systems.
This role is full-time and permanent. We will consider applications for flexible working and job-sharing. Please note, working days will need to include Sunday. A full-time working week is 35 hours over 5 days Sunday to Thursday (excluding 1 hour for lunch). We operate a Time off In Lieu (TOIL) system for additional hours worked. As a children’s theatre we are generally open during the daytimes and weekends, rather than evenings. You should be flexible to start from 8am when needed to facilitate contractors on site.
What would you be doing?
You will play an important role supporting the Head of Operations and Visitor Services, with responsibility for facilitating the efficient running of Polka’s buildings infrastructure and systems. You may be someone who has a technical background. You will definitely be practical and hands-on, ensuring the buildings and relevant facilities are proactively maintained and comply with health and safety for everyone working and visiting. Since we reopened our newly developed building, in Autumn 2021, there is ongoing ‘snagging’ to oversee. You will also need to spend desk-based time on the administrative elements of the role. You will oversee any contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers who are engaged to carry out work to Polka’s buildings and facilities.
How to apply:
There is no firm deadline as recruitment is ongoing until the role has been filled. However, this job advert will close when sufficient interest has been made.
For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we’re looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website. We accept CV and cover letter or audio/video file if you prefer.
Equality Diversity & Inclusion:
Polka’s commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.
Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.
Are you organised, practical, hands-on? Polka Children’s Theatre has a Building and Operations Manager role for you.
Apply via polkatheatre.com