Heritage Tour Guides

  • Closing Date

    25 Jul 2018 09:00hrs
  • Interviews week commencing

    6 Aug 2018

Could this be you?....

Bristol Old Vic is set to complete its multi-million pound makeover this year, offering a new front-of-house space, studio theatre and a brand new heritage offering that will the explore the 252 year history of the building for the first time.

As part of this project, we are looking to refresh and rejuvenate our tour offering, with a new set of guided tours delivered by in-house experts that explore more of the building than ever before! We are looking for tour guides to deliver exciting and informative tours based off our enhanced tour script that contains a variety of information about the history of the building, and the numerous famous faces that have performed or watched performances here.

We’re looking for tour guides with a theatrical spark to them. People who enjoy the theatre and culture that will be able to bring the stories from our history to life with a smile. You don’t need to have previous experience of being a tour guide, but confidence and a passion for working with the public are an absolute must. Patience and an understanding of a variety of access needs are also paramount, though training in specific access needs will also be offered.

Tour guides are expected to be courteous of the needs of customers; and whilst there is a script to follow, you should also be able to improvise and talk more widely about the history of the theatre. 

Heritage tour guides will report to the Heritage Engagement Manager.

For more information and to apply:

Please download the full Job Description and Person Specification and apply by sending us your up to date CV, and providing a covering personal statement describing your suitability for this role against the requirements of the Person Specification.

Please also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and send with your CV and covering statement.

Send your completed application to: jobs@bristololdvic.org.uk

No agencies please.

Please refer to the Recruitment Privacy Notice on our Jobs & Auditions Page to find out how your information is used by Bristol Old Vic during the application process.

Equal Opportunities

Our commitment to diversity

Bristol Old Vic values representation and strives to promote equality and diversity at all levels.  We welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and in the arts community; particularly people of colour, and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010).  We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process.

We will guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who fulfils the minimum criteria for the role as described in the Person Specification.  

Flexible working

Bristol Old Vic supports the Parents in Performing Arts Campaign (PiPA). We are committed to discussing opportunities for flexible working around caring responsibilities, and will consider job shares where practical.