Working at the Almeida

 

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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.

Front of House Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking Front of House Assistants. This post is offered as a zero-hours contract.

The Front of House Assistant provides superb customer service by cultivating and promoting an atmosphere that is welcoming, accessible and informative. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience of working with the public, and a polite, proactive and enthusiastic attitude.

Application Deadline: 9am, 1 July 2019
Group Interviews: Thursday 11 July and Friday 12 July 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 Front of House Assistant in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

FOH Assistant Job Description
FOH Assistant Application Form

Casual Bar Staff

The Almeida Theatre is seeking Casual Bar Staff. This post is offered as a zero-hours contract.

The Bar Staff work alongside all theatre teams to ensure superb customer service in our busy café/bar. The role involves preparing the bar for service, serving customers, restocking, clearing and cleaning all areas of the bar.

The successful candidate will provide excellent customer service, remain calm under pressure and demonstrate a hardworking and flexible approach to all aspects of bar work.

Application Deadline: 9am, 1 July 2019
Informal Interviews: Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 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 Casual Bar Staff in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

Casual Bar Staff Job Description
Casual Bar Staff Application form

Kitchen Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Kitchen Assistant. We currently have one part time vacancy compromising three evening shifts per week. This post is offered as a zero-hour contract.

Working alongside the bar team, the kitchen assistant will have responsibility for heating, cooking and plating food orders during evening service, and cleaning down the kitchen. In addition, they will serve on the bar during peak times, providing a friendly and efficient service. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with food or would like to learn more about working in a kitchen.

The successful candidate will provide excellent customer service, remain calm under pressure and demonstrate a hardworking and flexible approach to all aspects of bar and kitchen work.

Application Deadline: 9am Friday 12 July 2019
Informal Interview: Thursday 25 July 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 Kitchen Assistant in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

Kitchen Assistant Job Description
Kitchen 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.

Application Process
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. 

Technical Placement  - THE DOCTOR
Deadline Date: Monday 1 July
Interview Date: week commencing Monday 8 July
Start Date: Monday 29 July
End Date: Friday 16 August

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form