Working at the Almeida

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Almeida Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences that we engage with. The recruitment process is open to all, but we particularly encourage applications from people of colour and D/deaf & disabled candidates as these groups are currently underrepresented at the Almeida.

Producer

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Producer. This is a permanent, full-time position.

The Producer is central to the planning, management and delivery of the Almeida productions and is a member of the artistic planning team led by the Artistic Director along with Executive Director, Associate Directors, Literary Manager and Executive Assistant. The Producer’s brief is to deliver the creative ambition of the productions within the strategic, financial and logistical resources available.

This post requires someone with experience of making and delivering productions at a senior level, negotiating contracts and an ability to create fruitful relationships across a range of departments and collaborators.

Application deadline: 9am, Wednesday 16 January 2019

To find out more, please download the job description via the link below. To apply, please send in an application form from the link below and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state Producer in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us on 0207 288 4908.

Producer Job Description
Producer Application Form

Stage Crew

We are accepting expressions of interest from stage professionals who wish to be added to the Almeida Theatre’s stage crew list. Previous experience not essential but enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard with the stage department is essential. Please send a cover letter, CV and Equal Opportunities Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking for people suitable for and interested in the following positions (on a show by show employment basis):

  • Fit up stage crew
  • Get out stage crew
  • Show stage crew

The fit up and get out crew will assist the Production Carpenters during the building and dismantling of the set and reconfiguration of the auditorium. Other duties will include assisting with the load and unload of trailers and assisting with the rigging of scenic elements.

Show stage crew will be employed for the run of the production, including the technical and preview period and will be on show calls to assist Stage Management with the running of the performances backstage. Duties to include moving of scenery and props on and off stage, assisting with the reset and carrying out technical notes during previews.

Get Out/Fit Up Crew Required:

Sunday 3rd February – Wednesday 6th February
Sunday 31st March – Monday 8th April

Please note that we are unable to respond to all expressions of interest and you will only hear from us if you are invited to meet with the Senior Production Manager.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Stage Management and Wardrobe Placements 

Our voluntary placements are aimed at people who want to get some valuable experience alongside or following their higher education studies. Please note that priority will be given to students who require professional placements as a part of their specialist course.

Stage Management Placements
Usually 8–10 weeks, 10am-6pm, 5 days per week from day 1 of rehearsals through to Opening Night.

On this placement, you can expect to assist the stage management team with the day-to-day running of the show. This may include setting up the rehearsal room; researching, making and sourcing props and furniture; and supporting the team during the technical rehearsals.

Wardrobe Placements
Usually 2-3 weeks, 10am-6pm, 5 days per week from the last week of rehearsal through to Opening Night.

During your time on placement, you can expect to support the costume department by  maintaining of the costume store, show shopping; handling  petty cash, minor makes and alterations if comfortable and confident and generally assisting during the technical rehearsal.

Technical Placements
Usually 3 weeks, aiming to encompass the production period of each show, 39 hours per week which may include evenings and weekends.

On this placement you can expect to assist the technical team with lighting, sound and scenery. There may be the possibility to specialise in an area depending on the nature of the show.

To apply for one of our placements, email a CV, cover letter and equal opportunities monitoring form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before the stated deadline below. In the subject line please state which  production and department you are applying for.

In your cover letter we recommend that you clearly state your relevant experience and what you would hope to gain from the placement. Please note that we will only contact you if you have been succesful in your application. 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

We have opportunities available on the following productions:

Wardrobe Placement -  Three Sisters
Deadline: 9am, Monday 18 February 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 4 March 2019
Start Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Finish date: Tuesday 16 April 2019

Technical Placement - Three Sisters
Deadline: 9am, Monday 18 February 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 4 March 2019
Start Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Finish date: Friday19 April 2019

Stage Management Placement - The Hunt
Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 18 February 2019
Start Date: Tuesday 6 May 2019
Finish Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019

Wardrobe Placement -  The Hunt
Deadline: 9am, Monday 18 February 2019

Interviews: w/c Monday 4 March 2019
Start Date: Monday 3 June 2019
Finish date: Wednesday 25 June 2019