StoneCrabs Theatre is looking for an ad-hoc Events Assistant for the Out On An Island (OOAI) project. 

Application deadline 10 January 2022

You will be a key part of the Out On An Island team, helping to build bridges with the community and raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

From February 2022, OOAI will be organising at least 2 events per month. Each event will require around 8 hours work, which usually breaks down as 2 hours for planning/meetings and 6 hours for the actual event itself.

These are fun events with opportunities to meet new people, connecting with individuals and organisations at all levels. This is a non-office-based role and will require travelling to different venues on the Isle of Wight.

 Key responsibilities:
  • Assisting the OOAI team with a number of events, ranging from small meetings, pop up cafes, film screenings and book launches
  • Accompanying Project Manager and/or Creative Director to both internal and external events
  • Help promote events across all social media platforms
  • Supporting the OOAI team with logistical and administrative support as and when required
  • Maintaining records of all bookings e.g. obtaining feedback from guests, taking payments, etc
  • Attending meetings to act as a second point of contact, as and when necessary
  • Ad-hoc duties at events including, but not limited to, guest list management, welcoming guests, making them comfortable, playing host
  • Helping set up and dismantle events efficiently through to completion
  • Ensuring all branded items are properly displayed
  • Ensuring guests are comfortable and adhering to company’s health and safety guidelines, including Covid guidelines
 Essential requirements:
  • A willingness to be an enthusiastic ambassador for the project, learning about the work of Out On An Island over the last three years
  • Passion for events
  • Understanding of LGBTQ+ issues and politics
  • Experience of working with general public
  • Confident with all Microsoft Office packages
  • Comfortable with social media
 Personality profile:
  • Creative and used to thinking outside the box
  • Excellent networker
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Personable
  • Eager to contribute new ideas, learn and grow with the project

 Pay: £80 per event (£10 per hour)

This is a temporary freelance position.

To apply, please send your CV and a letter explaining why we should consider you for this role to

 Closing date for applications 10 January 2022 / Interviews from 14 January

 Work commencing February 2022.

 About StoneCrabs

StoneCrabs Theatre places under-represented voices and untold stories centre stage. We produce and tour innovative, socially engaged, form-breaking new theatre.

We have been creating work from the Isle of Wight since 2016 and have delivered projects and performed in theatres across the UK including Yorkshire, Manchester, Leeds, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and London, as well as internationally, including Japan, Portugal and Brazil. Our members currently live on the Isle of Wight, London and Devon.

Our work on the ground engages with diverse communities; we use professional theatre as a tool for raising aspirational, educational, personal and social development.

We provide enriching, accessible cultural experiences to UK-wide audiences, as well as free mentoring, training and staging opportunities to young people at early stages of their career.

StoneCrabs is a registered charity in England and Wales with almost two decades of experience producing high-quality work. Amongst others, we have produced two oral history projects and over ten LGBTQ+ themed theatre productions. With Out On An Island, StoneCrabs has supported research into the untold heritage of the LGBTQ+ community on the Isle of Wight.

About Out On An Island

Out On An Island – An Untold Heritage is the first ever project entirely dedicated to LGBTQ+ heritage on the Isle of Wight, produced by StoneCrabs Theatre and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project has recorded 18 oral history interviews and delved into archives and newspapers to research the Island’s LGBTQ+ community over the past 100 years. The project has many outputs, including an exhibition, workshops, a dedicated website, a documentary film, a play and a book.