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Organisation NameElgiva Theatre (Chesham Town Council)

Job TitleAdministration Assistant

About the Organisation

The Elgiva Theatre is an established theatre managed by Chesham Town Council offering a varied programme of live performance, cinema and live screenings. It is a relatively small team and the programme varies week to week requiring a degree of flexibility in terms of working hours and roles. The post is intended to give the holder the opportunity to gain experience across a range of activities within the theatre including box office, marketing, event administration and finance


Job Description

Chesham Town Council


POST TITLE: Administration Assistant (apprenticeship post)


PURPOSE OF JOB: To assist in the delivery of the theatres’ box office and administration functions and gain a broad level of experience within these areas.

RELATIONSHIPS The postholder will be responsible to the Deputy Manager and Manager and have regular contact with other staff, members of the public and artistes.

PLACE OF WORK: The Elgiva (some evenings and weekends maybe required)


1. Provide general administration support to the event programme in the form of record keeping, filing, photocopying, dealing with correspondence, mail-outs etc
2. Whilst working in the box office, deal with customers, both in person and on the telephone, and actively sell the theatre’s tickets and activities.
3. Whilst working in the box office act as the theatres’ receptionist ensuring the highest standard of customer service is maintained at all times
4. Undertake the cashing up, reconciliation and banking of the box office takings as and when required.
5. Assist with the maintenance of purchasing and invoicing records.
6. Assisting with the promotion and marketing of the events programme and facilities as required.
7. Undertake the regular distribution and display of event posters within Chesham
8. Assist with the routine stocktaking for the bars, ice creams, confectionary and stationary as required
9. Assist with the planning and staffing of event’s ‘as and when’ required.
10. To be aware of the health and safety policies and procedures issued by Chesham Town Council and The Elgiva
11. To be aware of and adhere to Chesham Equal Opportunities policy
12. Undertake training and assist with the training of new members of staff as required.
13. Such other duties as may be required commensurate with the grade.

Personal Specification


• Excellent written, communication and numeracy skills
• Experienced in the use of MS Office applications including Word & Excel
• Flexibility with the ability to multi task and manage a varied workload
• Accurate with an eye for detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience of working in an office environment


• Cash handling experience
• Sales or customer service experience
• Experience in a marketing support role.
• Interest in the Arts

Approximate number of employees at your company12

Apprenticeship qualification to be undertaken

Business & Administration

Training Provided

In house training and specificvocational traoining as required

Hourly Rate£3.70


Future Prospects/Career Interests

Applicants should have an interest in marketing and event administration. They must also enjoy working in a customer orientated enviroment.

Candidate Age Range17 to 21

Contact NameDavid Cooper

Office Location and Full Address

The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary's Way, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HR

Telephone Number01494582902

Email AddressEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

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Skills required for this role:


Flexibility and Multitasking

Communication Skills

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