Front of House Supervisor

Part Time, 5 May – 25 August 2019

We have a vacancy for a Front of House Supervisor, on a seasonal contract, to enhance the experience we currently provide for customers during their visit to Glyndebourne.

As part of a job share you will manage our team of FOH Assistants, providing services in the main car park, coach park, set-down area, Lewes Station and across the site as required for all performances and events.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Line management of all FOH Assistants, including conducting annual probabtion reviews and appraisals and identifying training needs.
  • To work with the Customer Service team in recruitment of new FOH Assistants and to provide information for seasonal contracts.
  • To work with the other FOH Supervisor to prepare and maintain Festival, Tour and extra event rotas for the FOH Assistant team.
  • To work with the other FOH supervisor to provide the weekly time-sheets for authorisation.
  • To work with the House Manager and FOH supervisor to create an induction programme for FOH assistants.
  • To work with the other FOH supervisor to create and maintain a user manual with clear concise instructions for each role.
  • To work with the other FOH supervisor to ensure that the team is fully trained and deliver consistent service levels at all times.
  • To ensure the FOH supervisor performance duty is equally shared between the 2 supervisor roles.
  • Ensure the team is aware of Glyndebourne’s evacuation procedure and are able to evacuate the audience and company efficiently.
  • To oversee Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the job role.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • A full clean licence.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of project/rota planning
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Highly organised and detailed approach to administration


  • Good IT skills
  • First aid training
  • Basic mechanical knowledge

Special Requirements

The FOH supervisor will be expected to work flexibly throughout the year, including weekends and evenings. The job will involve being outside for the majority of the shift, in all weathers. Appropriate clothing is provided

Hours of work

Between 5 May and 25 August you must be available to work a 3-4 shifts per week of 6-9 hours, which can be between 12.00 noon and 10.30pm, on set days between Monday and Sunday. This shift pattern will involve working most Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the season.

In addition, you must be available for training days in April.

We will also require you to work approximately 12 days out of season for administration duties.

There will also be the opportunity to work in October 2019 during our Tour, which commences at Glyndebourne.

Rate of Pay and Benefits

The rate of pay is £9.80 per hour. In addition, we offer 5.6 weeks’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum pro rata.

We have excellent on-site catering facilities, can offer a beautiful working environment and for those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station.

How to Apply

Please apply by firstly clicking here to complete our online monitoring form and then click here to complete your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2019, with interviews to be held w/c 25 February.

We are an equal opportunities employer