Front of House Usher (Fringe - Fixed Term)

Buff and Sheen, Fringe, 2021

Dance Base has always been the home of dance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and this 
year we have our most ambitious programme of events yet! 

Working as part of our Bookings and Front of House team, the Front of House Ushers are
responsible for presenting the public face of Dance Base during the Fringe and for ensuring 
that all users of the building receive welcoming, friendly and efficient service, in line with 
Dance Base’s Customer Commitment and Front of House policies and procedures.

We are looking for customer focused, team players who will ensure all our events run 
smoothly and make sure our audiences, guests and visiting artists have a positive 

Salary: £9.90 per hour
Contract: Fixed term contract – 3
rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022. 
Working hours: Pre-festival (3rd & 4th August) – Shifts for training, set-up and preparation
During the festival (5th
-28th August) – Hours worked on a rota basis with operating hours
mainly between 11:30am and 11.00pm Tuesday to Sunday, with some potential for shifts 
outside of these times to support private events. Up to 6 days a week, however we are open 
to applications from those who can work fewer days per week.
Holidays: You will receive holiday pay at the rate of one twelfth of your hourly rate for each 
hour worked. This amount shall be accumulated on a weekly basis according to the hours 
worked and paid at the end of your contract.

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

Closing date: Monday 6 June 23:59 
Interviews: w/c Monday 20 June

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 “Usher22” 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 “Usher22” in the subject line. If 
you have any questions about completing a digital application form, please be in 

2. Complete the Equal Opportunity form here.

If you require the application form, equal opportunity form or job description in a different 
format (e.g. 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

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.  

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Dance Base.  

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