Working at the Almeida

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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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Development Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Development Assistant. This post is offered on a 12-month fixed-term contract.
The post of Development Assistant will provide crucial support to the Development team.

The Almeida Theatre is a registered charity and relies on the support of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations. The Development team are responsible for raising more than £2m each year to secure the future of the theatre, realise our artistic ambitions and connect with the widest possible audience.

Application deadline: 9:00AM Tuesday 14 December 2021
First round interviews will take place: Friday 17 December 2021
Second round interviews will take place: Monday 20 December 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 Development Assistant 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 the application form.

Development Assistant Job Description
Development Assistant Application Form
Development Assistant 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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Development Director

The Development Director will have a confident track record in securing charitable and sponsorship support from a wide range of sources, be a sophisticated and imaginative strategist, excellent communicator and a proactive builder of relationships – with supporters, colleagues and other key stakeholders.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Securing a new Principal Partner and/or major sponsors following the conclusion of the Almeida’s relationship with Aspen, Principal Partner until 2020. Driving strategies to cultivate and renew other key corporate partnerships in support of the breadth of the Almeida’s activities.
  • Continuing to develop the Almeida’s individual giving programme, driving forward recruitment and ensuring strong retention of supporters at all levels.
  • Continuing to develop a pipeline of major donor prospects with the support of the Board and other senior advocates.
  • Securing support from Trusts & Foundations, with a particular focus on sustainable, multi-year funding from strategic trusts.
  • Playing a key role in engagement with the Arts Council and other statutory funders.
  • Developing a compelling case for support and fundraising strategy to secure sustainable support as the Almeida rebuilds its finances and programme following the pandemic.
  • Working with the Board of Trustees and other senior advocates to broaden our fundraising networks.
  • Leading the Development team

A full description of the role can be found here .

How to Apply

Candidates should apply for the role here>
Closing date for applications is Monday 29th November.

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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.