Looking urgently for someone to replace our costume-person who had to leave due to family committments. I am trying to plug the gap but between that, theatre group admin and preparing for the next show which I am going to be directing, working and doing my Masters, I am struggling with 18 - 20 hour days, and really need someone else to help. (not take it all on, but simply to share the load a bit).
We have mixed results with using the online advertising sites for volunteers, as a lot of people apply but then do not respond to further contact, and while we get the most results with I-volunteer, and none at all from our local areas volunteering site.
Please do you have any ideas as to other places to advertise, or other sites? we tend to post on our own social networks, plus on Torcom (our local area volunteer site) and I-volunteer (national site)... but its getting worrying for the next show, and we can really do with spreading the word as much as possible. (local papers are limited in publication and not usually an option...)
If you are looking for someone with specific skills and a passion for costumes, is there a local college course or evening class about costume / dressmaking / fashion / theatre studies which you could approach? It might be easier to recruit people from these places as they already have an interest in your activities?
I tried charity jobs but it wouldnt go through without a fee, so sadly not an option.
thanks to Norah Sloane on Twitter for the suggestions, I am following those up as we speak, Do-it seems to be down at the moment but I will try again tomorrow.
If you're looking to advertise a volunteer post, providing it's not an internship, CharityJob should let you list your volunteer vacancy without any problem (or charge!). We did one last month, that went through fine. For other ideas on recruitment advertising, you could look on HRBird for a list of recruiters/advertising.
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