We volunteer for a couple of local events. All still postponed to the Autumn or much reduced in size, so I would have thought opportunities for new employees are still pretty limited.
No doubt Brexit isn’t going to help you work in the UK either in the future.
Presumably you know about becoming an “intermittent”? We have several friends who are, and apart from the stress at trying to meet the hours in lean years it is a truly remarkable French system that does a massive amount to support the arts. Saved them during covid! And open to technicians as well as artists, the key is live events.
I know ho you feel Jo - pretty down here too. My only light being my part time job has been extended so at least we wont’ have to sell the kids but all my teaching in school dreams up the spout!
I wouldn’t think twice about doing a bit of training before starting tbh but probably me being too laid back! My last tourism job I started the day before my contract by driving 3 hours to Hossegor. Was SO worth it as we were put up in the most gorgeous beach house, free food and wine and they paid all the tolls / km allowance etc and training started the next morning!
In 2019 our property hosted groups of paying guests who ventured mainly from America and I spent much of 2018 creating the whole adventure timing each visit to fine restaurants wine tasting and blending plus the organising and choosing of the chefs who did the teachings and what was on their menu.
The clients were collected by coach and I had planned this too including local taxi transfers.
The project was interesting and valuable for the regional restaurants etc,
Would love to do it again.
Why not, well the clients were people who were passionate about food, wine and having a great time and the other thing is that they were people who were prepared to spend rather a lot of money to come to France and indulge.
I would need to find clients like this.
Currently we are planning our move to another lovely property which is due to be ours early September,
The new property has a much smaller garden but has 2 independent houses and a tree house, Very pretty location ,
Should be doing nothing but really not good at that.