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.

Resident Designer Pool

The Almeida Theatre is seeking expressions of interest from emerging set/costume and sound designers to become part of a network of designers attached to the Almeida for 12 months, and who would like to develop their skills and hone their craft for a year with the support of our Artistic and Production teams.

We want to meet people with a passion for theatre and live art who have a desire to learn and gain experience of design and who want to make their career in set, costume or sound design.

You should have experience of designing a show either professionally or at school or college, or experience of working with or assisting a designer.

The Resident Designer scheme is made possible through funding including from Universal Music.

The deadline for applications is at 9am on Monday 15 April 2019
Interviews will be held during May 2019

To find out more, please download the job description via the link below. To apply, please send in an expression of interest 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 Resident Designer Pool in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact San Malhi (020 7288 4900) and we will arrange a suitable alternative.

Please note you also have the option of applying with a video of your answers. Please read through the application form for more information on how to complete the expression of interest.

Resident Designer Role Description
Resident Designer Expression of Interest

Production Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Production Assistant. This post is offered on an 18 month fixed-term contract.

The Production Assistant will support the Almeida Production department in planning and delivering all productions, and will assist in the smooth running of the department on a day to day basis.

The successful candidate will have experience in theatre production and/or administration, knowledge of theatre Health & Safety procedures and a proactive and flexible attitude.

The deadline for applications is at 9am on Monday 1 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 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 Production Assistant in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact San Malhi (020 7288 4900) and we will arrange a suitable alternative. 

Production Assistant Job Description
Production Assistant Application Form

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 -  The Hunt
Deadline: 9am, Monday 1 April 2019

Start Date: Monday 3 June 2019
Finish date: Wednesday 25 June 2019