A NEW position has been created at a Wrexham theatre, which would see someone join its vibrant, community focused team.

The Stiwt Theatre, a cultural hub in Rhos, has announced the creation of new role assistant manager, within its dedicated team. This position aims to strengthen the theatre's event management capabilities, while providing a unique learning experience for the successful candidate.

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The selected candidate will work closely with manager Rhys Davies, shadowing his expertise and gaining comprehensive knowledge in theatre and community centre management. Through this immersive experience, the assistant manager will contribute to event planning, coordination, and logistical arrangements, ensuring exceptional experiences for performers and audiences.

Mr Davies said: "This position offers a unique opportunity for an aspiring professional to work closely with me, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and learning the intricacies of theatre management."

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While prior experience in theatre management or event planning is preferred, The Stiwt welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Some DIY skills would be an asset, as the assistant manager may be required to handle basic maintenance tasks and troubleshoot technical issues during events.

Knowledge of the Welsh language would be advantageous but is not mandatory. The Stiwt fosters Welsh culture and heritage while engaging with the local community.

David Jones, Stiwt Theatre trustee, Dawn Bowden MS, Stiwt manager Rhys Davies, Gareth V Thomas, Stiwt trustee.

David Jones, Stiwt Theatre trustee, Dawn Bowden MS, Stiwt manager Rhys Davies, Gareth V Thomas, Stiwt trustee.

The theatre recently welcomed a visit from MS Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism.

Following her visit, Mrs Bowden tweeted: "What a pleasure to visit @thestiwt in Rhosllannerchrugog today. Built as a miners' institute in 1926, it has been restored and converted to a community arts centre. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who keep The Stiwt going."

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The Minister's visit highlighted the rich history of The Stiwt, and its successful transformation into a thriving community arts centre. The tweet acknowledged the remarkable passion and commitment of the dedicated volunteers who play a vital role in the ongoing success of The Stiwt.

Mr Davies added: "Dawn Bowden's visit and acknowledgement of the dedication shown by our volunteers reinforce our commitment to providing an exceptional arts centre for the community."

• Interested applicants for the position of assistant manager can submit their CVs along with a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and interest in the role, by July 3, 2023, to rhys@thestiwt.com cc gareth.v.thomas@icloud.com