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.
The Almeida Theatre is seeking a General Administrator. This is a permanent, full-time position.
The General Administrator is part of the General Management team and supports the running of the Almeida Theatre offices and buildings. This role provides administrative and operational support on a day to day basis for the general management of the company. Additionally the role has specific responsibility for the administration of all human resources (HR) for the company including the recruitment, induction, training, development and welfare of all employees.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work with tact and diplomacy, excellent communication skills and be able prioritise varying workloads effectively and have absolute attention to detail.
Application deadline: 9am on Tuesday 28 May 2019
Interviews: will be held on Monday 3 June 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.