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Shakespeare's Globe

Voluntary Work Placements provide practical experience to people starting their career in the Arts.

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Voluntary Work Placements provide experience and an insight into a career in the Arts.  The nature of work offered through these placements varies between departments.

Globe Education 

Library & Archive Voluntary Work Placement 

We are looking for a Voluntary Work Placement on a 2 day per week basis to start in February/March 2015 to undertake work experience within a developing archives and library. Projects will cover a range of performance, historical or, adninistrative collections giving the appointed candidates experience in processing library and archive material and in assisting with the ongoing video digitisation project. Through reading room supervision, Volunteer Work Placements will also gain valuable customer service and administrative experience.

The appointee will work two days per week to be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. S/he will need to be present during the library and archives regular hours, 10.00am to 5.00pm with an hour for lunch. The appointee will work with a qualified archivist, a qualified librarian, and a qualified and experienced Retrospective Conversion Assistant.  

To apply, please send a completed application form to recruitment@shakespearesglobe.com by 5.00pm on Sunday, 11th January 2015 . Interviews will be held on Thursday, 22nd January 2015. For informal enquiries, prospective applicants are welcome to contact the Library via library@shakespearesglobe.com

Library & Archive VWP - Profile 

VWP Application Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form                      

Development Department

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to take part in a Voluntary Work Placement (VWP) programme from January to March 2015 to learn about and support the work of the Development Department during our 2014/15 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season. This placement would suit someone who hopes to pursue a career in Fundraising for the Arts and is available for around three days per week. 

The successful person will spend the majority of their time with the Capital Campaign Fundraising team but will also have the opportunity to observe, learn from, support and gain insight into each of the other areas of Development; Corporate, Trusts & Foundations and Friends & Patrons. 

To apply, please review the VWP Profile, then send your completed VWP application and Equal Opportunities monitoring forms to recruitment@shakespearesglobe.com by 10am on Thursday 18th December 2014.  If you are successful, the next stage of the application process will be a meeting at Shakespeare’s Globe which will take place on Friday 19th December.

Development VWP - Profile

VWP Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to unsolicited CVs and applications for positions not advertised on these pages.