Step into Christ’s on Tuesday 14th June as college comes alive and you fall down a surrealist rabbit hole. Humans become animals, and buildings come alive in an attempt to bring you closer to nature and the otherworldly side of your existence. Expect the natural, but also the more surreal, side of life.
Trust us, it grows on you.

Prepare to be entertained from the moment you join the queue to the moment you depart. This year, Christ's May Ball returns with a bigger and better line-up of acts. We promise to immerse you with a myriad of musical performers and themed entertainment. There will be something for everyone, whether that is: watching the headliner, dancing the night away, or taking a step back and relaxing. You will always have something to do, so prepare to have an unforgettable night. Take a chance and set foot on an unforgettable journey through Christ’s and experience the college coming alive. On your travels through the heart of Christ’s you will be offered an endless array of indulgent food and refreshing drinks to tantalise your taste buds and quench your thirst. From the traditional favourites to the more unusual, there will be plenty of options to satisfy everyone. You won't leave hungry or thirsty.

Christ’s May Ball 2016 is looking for a dedicated and hard-working team to bring our Ball to life. Every single member is vital to the successful running of the Ball, and you will have the opportunity to work with other motivated individuals. There is a wide range of roles available detailed below. For any queries please email Sam Payne.

Applications have now closed.More information about individual roles.

  • Area Manager: The Area Managers will be instrumental in helping the Committee on the night of the ball. They will manage parts of the Ball site, with responsibilities ranging from checking on fire stewards and fire safety to dealing with guests’ issues and resolving any arising problems, alongside the Hit Squad Manager. They will be directly in control of most workers and operations in their area. The Area Managers should be experienced team leaders, preferably with previous experience of working at a May Ball, or in a similar role, and have good problem solving skills
    Types available: Paid (£84)
  • Hit Squad Manager: The Hit Squad Manager will run the 5-man ‘Hit Squad’, which will deal with any issues that arise on the night that require immediate attention from a dedicated team. The Hit Squad Manager should be an experienced team leader, preferably with previous experience of working at a May Ball, and have good problem solving skills
    Types available: Paid (£84)
  • Ents Runner: Our team of Ents Runners will assist the Stage Managers and Committee in the collection and assistance of the various acts that will be performing at the Ball. They will also help to deal with any ents-related issues that arise on the night of the Ball. The Ents Runners should have experience at working well in a team.
    Types available: Paid (£71.50/£73.70)
  • Fire Steward: The Fire Stewards are vital to the successful operation of the Ball. They will be responsible for upholding all fire safety procedures that the Ball has in place. No previous experience is necessary.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off
  • Food & Drink Worker: We are looking for a large team of Food & Drink workers, who will assist the Committee in a variety of roles, from bar work to glass washing. If you apply for this role, you will be sent a second form at a later date with a range of roles to choose from.
    Types available: Paid (£68.75/£73.70), Half on/ Half off
  • Stage Manager: The two Stage Managers will deal with the smooth running of our stages and their acts, and coordinate the team of Ents Runners. Previous experience in a similar role is preferable.
    Types available: Paid (£74.25)
  • Concierge: The Concierge will be instrumental in coordinating the registration of staff, acts and contractors, and will liaise with the Committee and the Porters to ensure that the entrance and exit of all personnel is handled effectively.
    Types available: Paid (£40.50, second half only), Half on/ Half off
  • Hit Squad Member: The Hit Squad will deal with any issues that arise on the night that require immediate attention from a dedicated team. Members of the Hit Squad should be able to solve problems quickly, and work well as part of a tight-knit team.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off
  • Sound Monitor: The Sound Monitor will be responsible for checking sound levels throughout the Ball to help the Committee ensure that we keep within council limits. Although previous experience in this role or similar is preferable, training will be provided.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off
  • Recovery Team Supervisor: The Recovery Team Supervisors will manage the Recovery Team and assist the Committee in a swift and thorough clean-up after the Ball. They should be good team leaders, and preferably previous experience in managing teams of people.
    Types available: Paid (£42.25/£45)
  • Recovery Team Member: Members of the Recovery Team will assist the Committee in the clear-up following the Ball, and ensure that the process is as swift and thorough as possible. No previous experience is necessary.
    Types available: Paid (£39/£43.55)
  • Set Up Team Member: The Set Up Team will be vital in helping the Committee in the final stage of preparations before the Ball opens to guests. Members of this team should be fast workers with experience of working in large teams.
    Types available: Paid (£34.50/£40.20)
  • Clean Up Team Supervisor - The Clean Up Team Supervisors will be in charge of ensuring that the Ball is kept clean and tidy throughout the night, liaising with the Area Managers and Hit Squad Manager. Previous leadership experience is preferred, but not essential.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off
  • Clean Up Team Member - Members of the Clean Up Team are vital in helping the Committee to ensure that the Ball is kept clean and tidy for its duration. Members should be able to work well in teams.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off
  • Student security - Members of the student security team will liaise with the Committee, Area Managers and security contractor, helping to prevent guests entering areas of the college site that are out-of-bounds for the Ball. Applicants for this position should be confident speakers, and preferably previous experience in a similar role.
    Types available: Half on/ Half off

Are you interested in sponsoring Christ’s May Ball 2016? We'd love to hear from you; read our sponsorship proposal to learn more.

Presidents

Arjun Rajani & Rebecca Williams

president@christsmayball.com

Senior Treasurer

Dr Helena Browne

Treasurer

Hannah Bibby

treasurer@christsmayball.com

Publicity & Sponsorship

Elisabet Lindgren

publicity@christsmayball.com
sponsorship@christsmayball.com

Entertainment

Ayeesha Ghelani

Louis Stuart­-Bourne

ents@christsmayball.com

Art & Design

Oliver Baldock

Joe Bradley, Sammy Love
Chloe Marsh & Miho Sugiyama

design@christsmayball.com

Food & Drink

Sophie Bodanis

Sam Dunbavin & James Jarvis

food@christsmayball.com
drink@christsmayball.com

Logistics

Josie Wastell & Milad Mehrabanifard

logistics@christsmayball.com

Webmaster & Ticketing

Daniel Karaj

webmaster@christsmayball.com
ticketing@christsmayball.com

First Year Representatives

Chaya Kupperman

Leah Wild

Yana Lishkova

fy-reps@christsmayball.com