THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE - VOLUNTEER VACANCIES
The Shakespeare Revue is a webzine devoted to Shakespeare in performance.
Our aim is to examine the performance history of Shakespeare, by viewing and reviewing productions across the world.
We review all types of Shakespeare in performance: from internationally acclaimed companies such as the RSC to non-professional high school productions.
Whilst our current focus is on theatre we are also looking to develop our coverage of other media, such as film, books and music.
We believe that our site is an invaluable tool for anyone studying, directing or performing Shakespeare, as well as helping prospective theatre-goers to select a production appropriate for them to attend. Whilst our scope is large, it is our hope that The Shakespeare Revue becomes an invaluable tool for research and enjoyment.
All our staff are dedicated volunteers, working from their homes across the globe to bring together the pieces of this fun and informative website.
Visit the site at http://www.shakespeare-revue.com
VACANCY ONE: THEATRE REVIEWER
We are looking for theatre reviewers across the UK and the rest of the world.
Reviewer positions are part-time. Performances usually take place on weekday evenings and reviews must be submitted the same evening or the following day.
These positions would suit students of Literature/Performing Arts/Journalism, although anyone with an interest in Shakespeare is welcome to apply.
Job description and duties:
• To set up and maintain professional channels of communication with theatres and theatre companies inside reviewing area in order to:
- promote The Shakespeare Revue and its work
- gain information on productions
- obtain free press tickets for productions
• To regularly view Shakespeare productions and submit reviews to the website
• To conduct research into forthcoming productions and other items of interest for inclusion on the website
• To maintain regular and professional contact with the website editor, dedicated liaison officer, and other reviewers
• Other reasonable related duties
• Genuine enthusiasm for William Shakespeare and his works
• Good level of knowledge of Shakespeare’s works
• Excellent level of written and spoken English
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Excellent people skills
• Confident and friendly telephone manner
• Computer literate
These positions are completely voluntary, and unfortunately no travel or other expenses can be covered. However, if we ask you to review a performance you will receive a complimentary press ticket for yourself, and occasionally for a guest.
This is an excellent chance to hone your analytic, writing, and people skills, and to see some free shows as well! You will also gain the satisfaction of having your review published on a widely accessed website as well as adding valuable experience to your CV.
For more information please contact UK Liaison Wendy Attwell at email@example.com
To apply for a position as a Reviewer please send a letter of application, a recent review, and details of the geographical location you wish to cover, to UK Liaison Wendy Attwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
VACANCY TWO: WEBSITE DEVELOPER
We want to develop our website, and are looking to recruit a designer/programmer fluent in PHP and SQL.
The site needs a general overhaul, the coding needs updating and cleaning and any bugs ironing out. We then want to work on adding new features and modernising the look and accessibility of the site.
This is a long-term project, so we need someone who can commit to working with us for a minimum of 6 months (no maximum). We would like you to work several hours a week to begin with, whilst the site is overhauled, and then put in time as and when needed. As this is a voluntary position and you will be working from home, the actual hours you work will be to suit to you.
Ideally you will have an interest in Shakespeare but this is not vital.
Job description & duties:
• To repair, maintain and develop The Shakespeare Revue website
• To maintain regular and professional contact with the webzine editor, dedicated liaison officer, reviewers and other staff
• Experience of creating and developing websites
• Excellent working knowledge of programming languages, including PHP and SQL
• Good level of written English
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Good people skills
This is an excellent chance to hone your web development and design skills. You will gain the satisfaction of working on a widely accessed website as well as adding valuable experience to your CV. All positions are completely voluntary and unfortunately no expenses can be covered.
For more information please contact UK Liaison Wendy Attwell at
To apply for the position of Website Developer please send a letter of application, including details of of your skills and of websites you have worked on, to UK Liaison Wendy Attwell at email@example.com