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Domestic / Cleaner

3 months Fixed Term (with possibility to extend)

Salary: £6.78 per hour

Hours: 30 hours per week.

Generally, working hours are 8.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Saturday with 1 day on a weekly rotation working 1pm to 6pm (occasional Sundays as per theatre programme). Also, as rota’d, a 2 hour call after matinee performances (usually a Thursday or Saturday afternoon and during the Christmas pantomime, or when required)

The theatre requires a Domestic for a fixed term period of 3 months, working over an extremely busy Panto season. The successful applicant will be reporting to the Domestic Supervisor and will ensure that the cleanliness and hygiene of the Theatre Royal is maintained to the highest possible standards.

Main Duties

• To carry out cleaning of the building (internal and external) to the highest possible standards as directed by the Domestic Supervisor.

• To use appropriate cleaning products and equipment in a safe and cost effective manner, paying full attention to COSHH and PPE procedures and equipment; report any shortages of products or equipment to the Domestic Supervisor for re-ordering.

• To be proactive about recycling waste materials and to make best use of the recycling facilities and equipment

• To report any damage to the fabric of the building.

• To help to provide a welcoming and friendly environment for staff, visiting companies and the public.

• To undertake such other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time by the Domestic Supervisor.

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Click here to download an Application Form

If you are interested in applying please complete the application form by referring to the job description provided as guidance. To request a hard copy of the application pack please contact Jo Tompkins at: or call 0191 244 2500 or by collection at Stage Door on Shakespeare Street.

Closing date for interested applicants: 12.00, Monday 20 October 2014

Interview date: TBA

Please note that if you have not received a response to your application within 14 days of the closing date you have not progressed to interview stage. Please do not let this deter you from applying for other positions which may arise in the future.

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‘Lord of the Flies’ Dance Ambassadors
Dance City
Fixed fee: £1,500  
Dance City is working with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Re:Bourne, the company’s charitable arm and Newcastle Theatre Royal for an exciting new large scale production of Lord of the Flies which will perform at the Theatre Royal Newcastle 5-8 Nov 2014.  The production will see up to 20 young men both dancers and those new to dance perform alongside the New Adventures company dancers.
We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with formal dance training and teaching experience (aged 18-25 years) to deliver taster sessions to engage up to 120 young male dancers across the North East. You will need to have a passion for discovering young talent and working with groups at all levels.
The successful candidates will gain project management experience, have an opportunity to work as assistants to the Lord of the Flies Rehearsal Director (including working with Re:Bourne for a full training week in London) and be part of an exciting and ground-breaking new project.
For further information and to download the job description go to
Closing date:
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to no later than 5pm on Friday 10 Jan.  
Interviews and observation classes will take place on 23 Jan at Dance City, Newcastle.
Key dates:
17 – 24 Feb 2014 - London training week
3 & 4 March, 7, 8 & 9 April, 1 & 2 May Initial planning sessions (dates tbc)
June-Sep - Taster sessions, workshops and summer schools take place across the North East in various venues leading up to the audition weekend where the cast will be selected.
20 & 21 Sep 2014 – Audition weekend
Each Ambassador will be responsible for delivering a minimum of 20 sessions and a minimum of 20 hours planning/training and be responsible for collating information on participants and evaluating the project.