Peterhouse May Ball 2017

Management Roles

These roles require experienced individuals – working at May Balls before would be very useful but not essential. The shift for all management positions will last 12.5 hours with two half hour breaks.

Area Manager

Area Managers take on a large amount of responsibility for the smooth running of the Ball. Each Area Manager will be assigned a specific zone in the Ball with workers to manage within that area. Good communication between zones and between the May Ball Committee, Bar Managers and Stage Managers is very important. Experience of hospitality and management is highly desirable. Please let us know if you hold a Personal Licence.

Working for the whole night: £120

Bar Manager

Bar Managers will be responsible for one or more bars at the Ball and will supervise and work with general bar staff. Good communication with members of the bar teams and with other managers and workers and the ability to anticipate action that needs to be taken before problems arise is essential. Experience of hospitality preferred. Please let us know if you hold a Personal Licence.

Working for the whole night: £100

Stage Manager

Stage Managers will be responsible for managing the activities of their stage(s) including: delegating jobs to the runners assigned to the stages and ensuring smooth transitions between acts. Experience of stage management is highly desirable.

Working for the whole night: £100

Hostess for VIP room

This is a single post at management level. Experience of hospitality is important, as well as a warm and professional manner. It will involve managing the exclusive VIP area at the Ball, looking after VIP guests and responding to their needs. If you would like to apply for this role please fill out the management application form.

Working for the whole night: £100

Worker Roles

All worker roles are available as half-on half off positions, i.e. you work one half of the Ball (including one half hour break) and then attend the other. Workers will switch over at 1am, the half-way point of the ball. You will then have to pay just £40 to attend the other half of the ball – less than a quarter of the overall price of a ticket! We would be interested in hiring small groups of friends as well as individuals so please do let us know if you are applying as a group!

General Worker

This job involves taking instruction from the managers as well as your own initiative to make sure the event runs according to plan. Variety of duties, including:

  • Cloakroom duty
  • Litter picking
  • Glass washing
  • Catering assistants
  • Cover for bartenders at busy points

Bar Staff

Bar Staff should have some experience of working in hospitality and/or as bartenders.

  • Serving drinks to guests
  • Anticipating the restocking of bars throughout the shift

Entertainment Worker

Entertainment Workers will work as a small team of ‘runners’ managed by the stage managers. They will be responsible for:

  • Making sure that transitions between acts run as smoothly as possible
  • Making sure that performers have all they need

Clear-up Worker

We require a number of clear-up workers to work on the morning of Saturday the 24th of June to around lunchtime to help us with the clear up of the Ball. Timings of work will be 7am to 1pm (provisional) with a tea-break at 10am (confirmed!). Experience of working at a May Ball before is not essential.
Wage: £7.50/hour