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. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who are ethnically diverse, D/deaf and disabled, neurodivergent and working class as we want our team and our work to be informed and representative of the diverse community it serves.

If you have any questions about how we recruit please see our FAQs here.

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Directors For Key Workers Cycle

The Almeida Theatre is seeking Directors for our Key Workers Project, a cycle of nine plays celebrating the humour, the hope and the stories of those who keep our daily lives running. The plays will be 25 minutes long each and will each have a different director. 

We are keen to meet directors who are new to the Almeida as well as consider directors that we know well. 

Each play will be performed by a company of professional and community performers. The community companies will include, keyworkers, people who interact with keyworkers as public service users and young people.  

Application deadline: 9:00am 9 August 2021

To find out more, please download the overview pack via the link below. To apply, please send your CV (of no more than one A4 page) and a letter (of no more than one A4 page), or alternatively a video or audio file that outlines what is requested in the overview pack to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please state Directors for Key Workers Project in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

Please complete the Equal Opportunities form via the link below once you have submitted your application form. 

Key Workers Overview Pack 
Key Workers Equal Opportunities Form

To find out why it's important that you complete our Equal Opportunities form, you may find this Stonewall leaflet, What’s it got to do with you? useful.

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Participation Assistant (Intern)

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Participation Assistant (Intern). This post is offered on a 12-month contract.

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. This opportunity is only open to individuals from groups that are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Participation Assistant (Intern) is a key member of the Participation team. There will be an array of tasks you will be taking on, such as:

  • Working on a range of projects across the Participation department, including Community Projects, Young Producers, any Young Company Projects, Almeida For Free festivals and our Schools Programme. Taking on the role of Assistant Facilitator and Assistant Director on projects across the department.
  • Regularly attending meetings and helping on projects at all stages, from planning to evaluation.
  • Providing admin support for the department, including creating resources, answering general enquiries via the phone and email and any other administration that the team requires.

Application deadline: 9:00am 30 July 2021
Interviews: week commencing 23 August 2021

To find out more, please download the job description via the link below. To apply, please download 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 Participation Assistant (Intern) in the subject line. If this application is not an appropriate method for you, please contact us.

Please complete the Equal Opportunities form via the link in your application form.

Participation Assistant (Intern) Job Description
Participation Assistant (Intern) Application Form

To find out why it's important that you complete our Equal Opportunities form, you may find this Stonewall leaflet, What’s it got to do with you? useful.

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Placements

Stage Management Placements
Usually 8–10 weeks, 10am-6pm, 5 days per week from day 1 of rehearsals through to Press Night, on a show-by show basis. 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.

Applications for Stage Management Placements are currently closed. Please keep an eye on this page for when they re-open.

Technical Placement 
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.

Applications for Technical Placements are currently closed. Please keep an eye on this page for when they re-open.