We are one of the region’s leading Cultural organisations, with responsibility for one of the busiest Entertainment and Conferencing venues in the South.

Our team is driven by our shared vision and a passion for what we do. Repeatedly complimented on our professionalism, skills and customer service, our team is at the core of our success.

Current Job Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Trainee Venue Services Manager

DEPARTMENT: Venue Services – Operations
RESPONSIBLE TO: Venue Services Manager
HOURS: 40hrs per week
PAY: £22,000 per annum

Purpose of Job

A role supporting the Venue Services Manager & Venue Duty Manager in the day to day operation of the Guildhall. Training to co-ordinate and supervise conference, events & large dinners as well as our busy concerts. This role shall include some responsibility in all areas of secondary spend including bars & catering.

Assisting in the facilitation of the back-office functions of these areas, as well as the management of the and casual bars & Front of House teams.

A perfect role for someone with relevant experience & supervisory skills stepping into their first management role.

The post holder must ensure the highest quality service delivery together with excellent planning and preparation.

Due to the nature of the post, the post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service; this will require evening, weekends and working on Bank Holidays.


Please send your CV to Lydia.coote@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk to express your interest.



Want to work in events? Thrive in a fast paced environment? Portsmouth Guildhall is looking for casual bar staff to join our fun, friendly team for an upcoming busy season & onward for our concerts and events. Must be available evening & weekends.

To apply drop in to our Recruitment open evening on Thursday 26th May, 4.30-7.30pm at Portsmouth Guildhall.


If you have a passion for music, the arts or Portsmouth Guildhall and have some time to give we would love to welcome you to our team of Volunteers.

Make new friends, support our work in the community and gain experience within the live music and event industry. We have a range of opportunities across departments throughout the venue.

We are currently seeking volunteers to be a part of our ‘Discovering the Guildhall’ HLF project.

Please get in touch for an informal chat: nick.coles@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Work Experience

Week long work experience for Y10, Y11 and College Students

We offer a limited number of placements each year that give a broad experience across all departments of the venue.

Please complete our Application Form and send it at least 2 months before your required start date to: hayley.reay@portsmouth.guildhall.org.uk

We do not accept CVs and/or Covering Letters and the application must be written and submitted by the person wishing to undertake work experience. We particularly welcome applications from students who express an interest in working in the music, arts and cultural sector.

Potential applicants will be interviewed in person or by phone before a placement is offered. Due to the large number of applications we receive we are not able to reply to all. If you have not heard from us within 1 week of submitting your application, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Work Shadow Opportunities

Each year we run ‘Connect’ our work shadow programme where we offer x10 young people aged 16+ who are serious about developing a career offstage, the opportunity to work alongside our technical team.

Over a 9 month period successful applicants are offered x3 shows on which they can shadow our team, learn about how shows are run and how to approach the working environment.

Please check back here, sign up to our e-newsletter or look out for announcements on social media for when applications are opened. This is a very popular opportunity and due to the large number of applications we are not able to reply to all.

For information: 023 9387 0193 or hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

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