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Box Office and Marketing Apprentice Business and Administration Darlington Hippodrome 7 May 2018 


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Box Office and  Marketing Apprentice

Employer: Darlington Borough Council - Darlington Hippodrome
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: Apprentice £136.90 per week 
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Based at the newly refurbished Darlington Hippodrome, you will be given an excellent opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience across a broad range of duties in relation to business administration within the marketing and box office departments.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of Business Administration

  • Providing support to the marketing department in the planning and implementation of local, regional and national PR strategies for all aspects of Darlington Hippodrome
  • Providing support to the box office, including delivering excellent customer service in line with the Customer Service training programme, both in person and over the telephone
  • Assisting in the sales of all tickets while upselling
  • Supporting the Front Of House team in all areas when needed, including Theatre Hullabaloo and the manning of Stage Door
  • Ensuring all promotional print and digital displays across the theatre are up to date and in good condition
  • Ensuring that all print is distributed locally and re-stocked when necessary
  • Providing support to the Marketing Officer in the production of theatre house programmes, including writing copy
  • Updating and monitoring all social media, under the supervision of the Marketing Manager
  • Creating interesting and informative press releases and direct mails, under supervision
  • Undertaking filing, both electronic and hard copy, including press cuttings, reviews, press releases, direct mail, adverts, digital content and other marketing collateral
  • Supporting the Marketing Office in the updating of websites, developing and uploading content to create and carry out social media campaigns to engage customers and increase ticket sales
  • Supporting administrative duties including filing, photocopying, data input and any other administration duties relevant to the post
  • Assisting the Marketing Officers in the arrangement of promotional events and launches
  • Behaving according to the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensure that you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities regarding conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and other materials covered by the Code
  • Adhering to, and carrying out your role in line with, the Corporate Equality agenda
  • Complying with Health and Safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, reporting any incidents / accidents / hazards and taking a proactive approach to Health and Safety matters in order to protect yourself and others
  • Ensuring that you work in line with the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure you are aware of your obligations under these
  • This post is deemed to be ‘Customer Facing’, in line with the definition of the Code of Practice on the English Language requirement for public sector workers

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place every other week at our Training Centre. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply: Please apply via employers website: and look for vacancy number 0008764

For more information: For a further informal discussion, please contact Lee Morris, Employer Engagement Officer on 01325 406501

Closing Date: 7 May 2018