CAREERS

AT THE NCEM

Duty Manager (freelance)

The NCEM is seeking experienced and dynamic individuals to join our team of freelance Event Duty Managers running our busy performance and events programme at the National Centre for Early Music.  

 Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the on-the-day running of the events according to the plans prepared in advance by the NCEM Event Coordinator/Operations Manager 
  • Ensuring the event is run safely being responsible for the health of safety of visitors and staff on the day
  • Overseeing the successful running of the bar/drinks service, leading and motivating the team of Events Assistants and Volunteer Stewards on the day
  • Ensuring excellent levels of customer service to clients, visitors and contractors
  • Responsibility for looking after the NCEM’s Grade I listed venue throughout the event
  • Overseeing some set up and set down of the events as required
  • Communication with the NCEM Events Coordinator/Operations Manager before and after events

Essential Qualities:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in events/hospitality management
  • Experience of managing people
  • Punctual, reliable, hard-working 
  • Positive work ethic and genuine enthusiasm for providing excellent customer service
  • Hands-on, flexible and pro-active attitude 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Confident communicator

Desirable Qualities: 

  • Qualified First Aider 
  • Qualified Fire Marshall 
  • Experience using AV, sound and lighting systems

If you are not already a qualified First Aider or Fire Marshall, we will require you to undertake training to obtain your qualifications before you start your first duties.  The NCEM will support you in achieving these qualifications.

Rates & Hours: 

  • Hourly rate: £15.00 - £17.50 (depending on event) to be invoiced to the NCEM at the end of each month, with payment terms of 14 days
  • As a freelancer, you will need to be registered as self-employed and therefore responsible for declaring and paying your own taxes
  • Shifts are a combination of midweek shifts for conferences (daytime) and concerts (usually evening) and weekends for performances, wedding receptions and parties. Shifts are allocated based on your availability.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Dr Christopher Roberts, Operations Manager at events@ncem.co.uk and attach a cover letter and CV including details of a referee.

Events Assistants (Casual) 

The NCEM is looking for dynamic and professional individuals to join our team of casual events staff working at weddings, conferences, concerts and other events that we run at the NCEM in York. The role is ideal for students and those seeking fun and flexible work.

Roles and responsibilities include:

Bar work for weddings, parties and concerts includes:

  • Serving customers at the bar (including cash/card handling)
  • Pouring & serving reception drinks amongst guests
  • Collecting and cleaning glasses during events
  • Restocking shelves and fridges
  • Setting up and clearing away before and after an events

Conference/meeting work includes:

  • Serving tea/coffee refreshments
  • Greeting delegates
  • Assisting in the setup of technical facilities as required

Setting up for events includes:

  • Setting out seating/tables
  • Assembling/disassembling staging
  • General housekeeping, tidying and preparing the venue for events

Essential Qualities:

  • Punctual, reliable, hard-working
  • Able to work well alongside others
  • Positive work ethic and genuine enthusiasm for providing excellent customer service
  • Smart appearance and presentation
  • Hands-on and pro-active attitude
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Over the age of 18 with the right to live and work in the UK

Desirable Qualities:

  • Previous experience working in a customer facing role
  • Availability during university holidays

Rate: National minimum wage

Hours: This is a zero hours contract. Shifts are a combination of midweek shifts for conferences (daytime) and concerts (usually evenings) and weekends for wedding receptions and parties. Shifts are allocated based on your availability.

Training: The NCEM will provide appropriate training, which is paid at the national minimum wage.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Emily Lynn, Events Coordinator at events@ncem.co.uk and attach a CV including details of a referee.

The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.