Job at the glee clubs

Looking for jobs? Why do a boring job when you can work at the UK’s best comedy and live music venues?! Here are our current vacancies.



The Glee Club is an award-winning live entertainment venue in Birmingham city centre, which has been operating for 22 years and regularly hosts some of the biggest names in comedy and music on our stages.  We are looking for a positive and outgoing person to join our venue operations team in the Bars Manager role in 2018.

The position offers a 20 hour per week contract, which in the quieter months of January, July and August will be the average weekly hours worked.  The rest of the year, a typical week will require 4 – 6 shifts a week and between 30 – 45 hours worked, with December being even busier.  The Bars Manager should work at every event we host, which is an average of 250 – 260 nights per year, so the role requires the ability to work long and unsociable hours, especially at weekends and during the busy February - April and October - December months.  Overall they should earn in the region of £16k - £17k pa, with a bonus paid on top of this based on the productivity of the whole team.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing Bars in the entertainment or hospitality sectors, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to drive profitability of wet and dry sales through their leadership.  Other responsibilities include cash management of the main venue safe and all tills, inducting and training a team of casual bar staff and leading them on each shift, managing our cellar and stocks, and setting, monitoring and improving the standards of our bar operation. 

The role is suited to someone with strong decision-making skills who is used to working in fast paced or pressurised environments and can delegate and communicate effectively.  Experience of managing multiple bars in operation on the same site, possession of a Personal Licence and knowledge of current Health & Safety law is also desired.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter/email to Stephen Rees, Venue Manager, on

Closing date: Friday 12th January 2018

Marketing Manager

Location - Birmingham city centre
Contract - permanent, with 6 month probationary period
Report to - CEO
Salary – based on experience and track record

The Glee Club has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager with an excellent background in executing effective Through the Line marketing strategies within commercial organisations.

The Glee Clubs are a group of live entertainment venues specialising principally in comedy and live music.

Reporting to the CEO you will work as part of a dynamic senior management team. You will take the strategic and operational lead on all Glee Club marketing activity and be a creative driving force in marketing the company activities to customers. You must be an excellent communicator with the ability to engage productively with the wider management team of venue managers, box office team and manager, in-house promoters and do so in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Key success measures:

- Profitably grow annual footfall to venue locations, prioritising comedy club activities
- Keep the company on its path to becoming the best quality, multi-site comedy club operator in the UK
- Help maximise SPH from the customer base, both through pre-visit/post visit activities and during customer visits
- Continue the company’s objective of effective marketing through excellent customer insight and understanding
- Continue to grow current target markets and to pursue new customer acquisition

You will be expected to:

- Develop, consistent and coherent marketing strategies in line with the commercial objectives of the company
- Develop, communicate and safeguard the Glee Club brand
- Develop, execute and analyse a content plan across all company activities
- Develop and manage the Glee Club’s website
- Report on marketing plans and activities to senior management
- Lead on incoming and outgoing marketing activities, have input on the venue experience including the production of brand consistent POS
- Oversee the production of all marketing collateral across the entire mix, establishing an appropriate checking and approval process for all Glee Club activities
- Directly lead and line manage a team of five sales and marketing staff
- Work with in-house promoters to implement marketing strategies that maximise the return on secondary level events
- Manage freelance suppliers and external agency support, with best value in mind at all times

Personal specification and skills:

- A minimum of 2 years operational marketing management experience in a B2C customer centric role is essential, experience of B2B marketing is desirable
- Experience of managing marketing budgets and financial reporting is essential

Please DO NOT apply if you have not met these key criteria

The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level or equivalent in business, marketing, or a related communications field and have experience creating content for traditional and digital media, press releases, literature, POS and collateral

- You must be able to demonstrate a strategic and commercial approach to marketing
- You must be able to demonstrable experience of Through The Line marketing, across the complete marketing mix
- You must be able to demonstrate experience of campaign planning, execution and post-campaign analysis
- You must be by nature a strong negotiator and analytical
- You must possess a strong ability to multi-task, prioritise, delegate and constantly work to deadlines
- A high level of IT and digital literacy is essential, as are excellent administration skills and attention to detail
- An awareness of the leisure and entertainment industry will be an advantage

At interview stage, candidates are encouraged to utilise a marketing portfolio to demonstrate their skills and achievements. This can be in print or digital formats.

Further details:

This is a permanent and full time position subject to successfully passing a 6 month probationary period. You will be based at the Glee Club’s head offices in Birmingham City Centre, usually Monday to Friday, within the hours of 9.30am-5.30pm. You will need to work outside of your normal hours from time to time including weekends and evenings in order to successfully mesh with the operational side of the business.

You will receive 20 days paid annual leave, plus all Bank Holidays. You may be expected to be operational at off-site events, for which you will be awarded time off in lieu.

At peak times of the trading year you must be willing to contribute excellent
levels of energy, effort and commitment to help the company achieve its commercial objectives. In return we offer a flexible working environment and an opportunity to become an integral part of the UK’s comedy and music industries.

In addition to the base salary, and upon successfully passing your probationary period we offer a performance related bonus.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to

Bar team jobs

The Glee Club bars are a fast-paced working environment and we’re often looking for experienced bartenders to join our Bar Teams in Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham. Because our service is based on an interval model for most shows it is essential that candidates can show that they have experience in a comparable fast-paced, high-volume environment.

Friday and Saturday night availability is essential.

Starting rate £7.50 per hour plus staff incentive scheme.


Floor team jobs

Great service is a massive part of The Glee Club experience, and at the very core of this are our Floor Teams. Waiting and/or ushering experience is preferable but not essential. All candidates must, however, be able to show that they can provide outstanding service in a hospitality or retail environment and have the personality and charisma to greet our customers the Glee way.

Positions are available periodically in Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham.

Friday and Saturday night availability is essential.

Starting rate £7.50 per hour plus staff incentive scheme.



You get to see plenty of top comedy, music and entertainment whilst getting paid (some comedy names you will see on stage now started out in jobs behind our bars or on our floors!)

You need to be 18+ to work with us, but the good news is, we believe you should be paid the rate of £7.50 p/h, even if you are under 25 (unless position is salaried)

Many recognisable names pass through our doors, some of which you may well get to meet

We pride ourselves on having friendly, helpful staff, so you will be working as part of a great team

It's a unique place to work, ideal for students or just fans of live comedy, music, events & event management.

is this for you? then apply!

For Birmingham positions apply here attaching your CV, stating the position you are applying for in the subject line.

For Cardiff positions apply here attaching your CV, stating the position you are applying for in the subject line.

For Nottingham positions apply here attaching your CV, stating the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note that, due to the event-led nature of the business, most jobs are offered on a part-time or zero-hours basis.