Jobs & Work Experience - Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of the global majority and disabled candidates. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the person specification will be invited for an interview. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

Arcola Theatre is committed to ensuring applicants have an equitable experience when applying for a role, attending an interview, or working for our company, so please make us aware of any support you need. If you require the pack in large print, or alternative format or wish to discuss any queries please contact Emma Attwell via emma.attwell@arcolatheatre.com who will be happy to make any necessary arrangements for any stage of the process.


Grimeborn Festival Technician

The Grimeborn Opera Festival returns for the fifteenth year, featuring fourteen operas, four new works and eleven female directors from a variety of traditional favourites and new tales from across the globe.

We are looking for a Festival Technician to work on a fixed term contract to support the Chief Technician in all technical related matters and enable the smooth running of the festival.

Specific tasks

● Work on the get-ins and get-outs of specific productions within the festival.

● Under the supervision of the Chief Technician, manage a portion of the upcoming visiting companies.

● Assist in the maintenance of the festival set up and venue.

● Deputise for the Chief Technican for short periods as required.

● Assist with the occasional needs of the Arcola building as required.

Please download the Job Application Pack to find out more about the role, dates required and how to apply

Deadline for applications: 10am on 4th July

Arcola Theatre is committed to ensuring applicants have an equitable experience when applying for the role, attending an interview, or working for our company, so please make us aware of any support you need. If you require the pack in large print, or alternative format or wish to discuss any queries please contact Lucy Wood via lucy@arcolatheatre.com who will be happy to make any necessary arrangements for any stage of the process.


Freelance Technicians

We are looking for skilled theatre Technicians to join our freelance technical pool, particularly those with a broad skillset encompassing lighting and sound and good at problem solving particularly under pressure. 

You will work as part of Arcola’s Technical team as a duty technician overseeing the delivery of afternoon and evening performances. You will also be part of the team helping to deliver Arcola’s new work and maintaining the technical provision in our theatre.

If you are a skilled theatre or events technician with abilities in a broad range of areas, who is dedicated, friendly and enjoys taking pride in your work, we want to hear from you. Please contact technical@arcolatheatre.com with your CV.

£12.00/hr, shift based.

Bar Staff

Arcola Theatre are looking to expand their Front of House staff to work at Arcola Theatre bar.

Download the full job description below and read more about the role. 


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