Marquee team 18+

A small team of enthusiastic young people helps us look after audiences before performances, during the long interval and as people leave the site after performances.

Pay: Minimum wage, according to your age.

Who we need: This role would suit a school leaver or student.

Experience required: Although it is welcome you need no previous experience but you should be work with initiative and be keen to follow instructions fast. You need get yourself to and from Bryanston.

Work involved: You will help set up the site during the weekend prior to the Festival, and keep it tidy all week. On performance days, you will use your good social skills to help people find their table, carry picnics if they need help, assist the bar staff and serve drinks at pre-performance receptions. You will help organise the reserved seating in the marquee for each performance and prepare the little picnic cabanas.  At the end of performance days, you will help tidy the marquee, cabanas and hospitality area to make sure they are clean and tidy, ready for the following day. You will leave the marquee secure and shut. Occasionally we need the marquee team to help the Front of House team in the theatre. End time can be as late as 10.30 pm. You will help take down the site on Sunday 30th July.


Dress: We provide you with Dorset Opera Festival T-shirts or black if we need you to help the Front of House team in the theatre.

Lunch & supper – you will be provided with on site in the Bryanston canteen.

When we need you: 22nd – 30th July 2023, as follows:

Friday 21st or Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd July (TBC – exact date is subject to weather as we can’t work in the rain) You’ll help set up the hospitality area, putting up three small picnic tents and setting out everything in the large marquee.

Performance days (NB Weds and Sat there is a matinée as well as evening performance).

Tuesday 25th July 4pm – 10.30pm

Wednesday 26th July 4pm – 10.30pm

Thursday 27th July 11am – 10.30pm

Friday 28th July 4pm – 10.30pm

Saturday 29 July 11am – 10.30pm

Sunday 30th July 10am – Take down – until lunch or whenever it’s done (it depends how many people turn up for this bit)

These hours need to be slightly flexible nearer the time but will give you a good idea…

Ideally, you can do all these days. If you can only make most, or some, please let us know which.