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Bread not Profits/Limerick Soviet 1919–2019: Exhibition set up/audience ushering


Bread not Profits/Limerick Soviet 1919–2019: Exhibition set up/audience ushering

University of Limerick


At a Glance

  • Start Date:09/04/2019
  • End Date:28/04/2019
  • Closing date:28/04/2019
  • Post Updated:27/03/2019
  • Min Hours:3
  • Role Type:Events/Stewarding

Requirements:People skills


Bread not Profits – The Limerick Soviet 1919 - 2019

A new play is to take place in the historic and partially derelict Cleeve’s Factory to commemorate the centenary of the Limerick Soviet.  In April 1919, the Limerick Soviet saw a city-wide strike against the British Empire, and a 14,000 strong workers army, armed with a printing press ensured access points to Limerick were cut off, leading to food shortages, and eventually the issuing of their own tender, the Soviet shilling.

With a script by Mike Finn (Pigtown, The Unlucky Cabin Boy), direction by Terry O’Donovan (On the Wire), and music by David Blake (Brad Pitt Light Orchestra), Bread Not Profits is a unique, dramatic celebration of one of the city’s proudest moments.

As part of the celebrations, a large exhibition of Limerick Inside Out International Practicum student’s coursework will be held in a designated space where the audience gathers before the play’s performance each evening.  A set designer is assisting in the design layout of the UL International Practicum student’s work for the exhibition, as the display needs to conceptually align with the play.  Launching on the 10th April the exhibition will remain in situ during the play’s run from April 16-27.  There will be significant effort required to set up and display student work for this exhibition.

UL is partnering with Bread not Profits, taking up an opportunity to exhibit student work (providing a modern-day representation of the significance of the international view as it relates to the local), while also offering to support the production team in managing the movement of the audience for the performances.

Return Limerick city bus fares will be covered for volunteer students.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Working with a member of the stage crew, approximately 10-15 student volunteers are required to assist with hanging and setting up the exhibition space on Tuesday 9th April.

A rota of two volunteers per night are required by Bread Not Profits for the run of the play from the 17th – 27th April to monitor the exhibition and assist with audience ushering.  Students have the option of either doing one night or more nights if interested.

Return Limerick city bus fares will be covered for volunteer students.

Skills required for this role:

  • Teamwork – working with group to display various items in a large space, with a member of the stage crew
  • Interpersonal skills – interacting with members of the public.
  • Communication skills - comfortable providing clear instructions to large groups of people.
  • Personal time management – needs to turn up at pre-arranged times, or have contacted organisers to make alternative arrangements.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Tuesday 9th April 10.00am – 5.00pm Nightly 7.30pm – 10.30pm 16th April – 27th April (no performances Easter Sunday 21st April and Easter Monday 22nd April)

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Tracey Gleeson

Address: University of Limerick, Plassey


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