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Sheffield Cathedral

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Our mission is to be a place of sanctuary and meeting, exploration and excellence: A Place for all People!

Event Steward 2021/22

This opportunity takes place between 15 Sep 2021 and 31 Jul 2022

Be part of Sheffield Cathedral's wide and varied events programme by stewarding for - Vintage markets; craft and flea markets; musical concerts to a wide variety of musical genres; art installations; light shows and community events.

What will I be doing?

  •  Welcoming people attending the event
  •  Checking tickets 
  •  Directing people to their seats and explaining the layout of facilities within the building
  •  Selling tickets on door, and handling cash appropriately
  •  Being conscious of health and safety at all times
  •  Observing the gathered audience for any signs of illness or disturbance, and seeking appropriate assistance
  •  Marshalling visitors from the building in the event of an evacuation
  •  Assisting in setting up the event and in resetting to a Cathedral afterwards, as directed
  •  Collecting glasses
  •  Distributing programmes and promotional materials

Where will I be carrying out my tasks?

  • Within Sheffield Cathedral buildings or on the forecourt, as appropriate to the event.

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What skills do I need?

We would prefer you to have: a pleasant, approachable and friendly manner; good communication skills; good judgement, and the ability to think on your feet; and ability to keep calm and summon help, if required. We would like you to have: initiative; confidence; a lively manner, with a sense of humour.

What will I gain?

You will gain skills and experience for roles such as event stewarding, hospitality etc., which are useful for your CV.

Training and support

You will be given a thorough induction to the building and an event briefing prior to every event by the event manager.

Time commitment

Various between 2 and 6 hours, event dependant.







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Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA

Travel information

Sheffield Cathedral is the church situated next to the Cathedral Tram Stop. Easily accessible from Church Street and High Street bus stops - number 120, 51 and 52 routes stop directly outside the Cathedral.
  • CausesArts and culture, Community events and festivals, Museums and heritage
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Communication skills, Events and stewarding, Hands-on tasks, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Marketing, Third sector and charity work

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