Working at the Almeida



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.

Executive Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking an Executive Assistant. This is a permanent, full-time position.

As Executive Assistant, you will be at the very heart of the organisation providing high-level support to the Artistic Director and the Executive Director. You will be the central point of communication for the organisation and the initial access point for artists, stakeholders and guests.

This post requires someone with excellent organisational and administrative skills, a confident and personable communication style, the ability to multi-task, prioritise effectively and forward plan in a fast-paced environment.

Application deadline: 9am, Thursday 3 January 2019
Individual interviews will likely take place: w/c 14 January 2019
Second round interviews will likely take place w/c 21 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 Executive Assistant in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

Executive Assistant Job Description
Executive Assistant Application 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.

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.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

We have opportunities available on the following productions:

Wardrobe Placement - Shipwreck

Deadline: 9am, Friday 21 December 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 7 January 2019
Start Date: Monday 28 Jan 2019
Finish Date: Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

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

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