Bookings & Front of House Assistant

Lift access to Dance Base reception

Our Bookings and Front of House team is responsible for presenting the public face of Dance Base and for ensuring that all users of the building and of Dance Base resources receive welcoming, friendly and efficient service, in line with Dance Base’s Customer Commitment and Front of House policies and procedures.

The Bookings and Front of House Assistants are often referred to as ‘knowing everything’ that is going on in Dance Base (by customers and colleagues alike), so our team members must have an interest in staying up-to date with all the activities of the many strands within the organisation.


We are looking for people who have flexible availability. This could be either for a couple of shifts a week, or for approximately 25-30 hours per week over 5 days - we have a couple of opportunities available and are looking for the right people to join the team more than a specific number of hours you can offer.

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Contract: Casual. Two weeks’ notice of termination by the employee or employer.

Working hours: Hours worked on a rota basis mainly between 7.00am and 10.00pm Monday to Saturday, and occasional Sundays, with some extended opening hours for special events and during the Fringe Festival. The majority of hours will be worked during Dance Base term time with few/no hours during out of term/holiday periods (Easter, summer and Christmas/New Year).

Holidays: Payment for holiday time will be made quarterly

Place of work: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Also infrequently at other locations or from home, as agreed with the Bookings and Front of House Manager if required.

Closing date: Wednesday 11 May 23:59

Interviews: W/C Monday 16 May

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please


  1. Complete the application form, save in a digital format and send via email to: with your name and “BFOH22” in the subject line.


Record an audio or video application form. The recording should be no longer than 5 minutes and must answer all the questions in the application form. Please save the file in a digital format (e.g. MP3, MP4, WVI, MOV) send via email to: with your name and “BFOH22” in the subject line. If you have any questions about completing a digital application form, please be in touch.


  1. Complete the Equal Opportunity form here.


If you require the application form, equal opportunity form or job description in a different format (eg. printed, large print, plain text etc.) or if you have any other access needs, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate these. Please contact

Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

Dance Base is a Living Wage Employer, a PiPA partner and Disability Confident Employer and we are committed to promoting diverse, equal and inclusive spaces and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community.

Financial assistance for interviews
Dance Base has a small budget available to anyone seeking assistance for childcare costs to attend interviews.   

Access and inclusion 
Dance Base aims to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.  

If you have any access needs, please do get in touch. We will work with you to any barriers to applying or attending an interview. If you would like an informal chat about this role, please email to make an appointment.   
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Dance Base.  

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