Working at the Almeida

Our staff are creative and skilled people from all backgrounds, motivated by the work we produce in our unique environment. We strive to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

The Almeida Theatre is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value a diverse team and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Charity No. 282167

CURRENT VACANCIES 

Executive Assistant
Resident Director
Production Assistant Student Placement
Finance Officer
Student Placements

Executive Assistant

The Almeida Theatre is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high level support to the Artistic Director and Executive Director. This is a key position which requires someone with excellent organisational and office skills, a confident communication style and an ability to prioritise workload in a fast paced environment. This is a permanent position.

This is a central administration role within the organisation, which plays an integral part in communication across the Almeida. You will facilitate and organise meetings on behalf of the Executive, including the organisation and minute taking of Board meetings and Senior Management meetings, provide admin and diary support for the Executive, manage the Almeida email accounts for the Executive, ensure all correspondence is up to date/ information is circulated as required and manage all travel and expenses for the department.

This is a role requiring a high level of professionalism, discretion and passion for the arts.

Essential Attributes:
• Interest in the theatre and arts industry
• Excellent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
• Excellent written and numerical skills
• Attention to detail and high level of organisational skills
• Excellent telephone manner
• Discretion
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Initiative and ability to tackle and solve problems
• Experience in working within a busy office environment
• Ability to maintain a calm authority under pressure

Please note that, to ensure equality, you will be required to complete an application form as we do not accept CVs for this position.

We would be very grateful if you are able to complete and return an Equal Opportunities form alongside your application for confidential monitoring purposes only.

Job Description
Equal Opportunities Form
Application Form

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 3rd July 2015

Resident Director

At the Almeida, the artist is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that directors become brilliant by making their own work – and we're committed to providing opportunities for exciting emerging directors to have a richer relationship with us rather than just assisting on a single show.

The Resident Director will serve as Assistant Director on two Almeida productions, working both in the rehearsal room and throughout our organisation, documenting the creative process and liaising with other departments as a creative voice. They will then direct their own Almeida Projects' production.

This post is offered as a fixed term position for six months.

Please note that, to ensure equality, you will be required to complete an expression of interest form and we do not accept CVs for this position.

We would be grateful if you could please complete and return an Equal Opportunities form alongside your expression of interest form for confidential
monitoring purposes only.

Job Description
Expression of Interest Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Deadline for applications is 12 noon Wednesday 1st July 2015.
Interview dates TBC

Production Assistant Student Placement

The Almeida Theatre is seeking a Production Assistant to work closely alongside our Producer and Assistant Producer. This is a wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain insight and practical experience across the whole spectrum of the Almeida including:

  • Drafting contracts for creatives and actors
  • Assisting with casting
  • Carrying out availability and rights checks
  • A full list of possible experiences is available in the PDF here.

We offer placements to students: 

  • For which it is part of their course or programme of study at college or university
  • It can be at undergraduate or graduate level
  • You must be studying on an appropriate course which relates to a specific department within the theatre company

Our working hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, and we hope to have a student with us for a period of 12 weeks. In the past, we have had two students share out the week between them and will consider job sharing between two students.

We will contribute £5 per day towards your travel costs.

If you are interested in this placement, please send your CV, including your availability dates, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject 'Student Placement – Production'.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 2nd July 2015

Interviews will take place w/c 6th July

Finance Officer

The Almeida Theatre is currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Finance Officer to join our small but busy Finance Team. The successful candidate will provide an accurate and high quality financial administrative support to the Finance Manager and the Head of Finance.

The closing date for this vacancy is 22nd June, 12 noon.

For more details please follow this link.

Student Placements

We offer placements to students: 

  • For which it is part of their course or programme of study at college or university
  • It can be at undergraduate or graduate level
  • You must be studying on an appropriate course which relates to a specific department within the theatre company

 Current opportunities are available in the following departments:

  • Stage Management – medium-term lasting 8 – 10 weeks with full-time hours 5 days per week, ongoing on a show-by show basis
  • Wardrobe – short-term lasting 2 weeks with full-time hours 5 days per week, ongoing on a show-by show basis
  • Production - medium-term lasting 12 weeks with full-time hours 5 days per week, ongoing on a show-by show basis - see posting above.

 If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • Subject title 'Student Placement', followed by the department e.g. 'Stage Management' or 'Wardrobe'
  • Include your availability dates
  • Attach your C.V.

All student placements receive a contribution towards their expenses of up to £5 per day

If your request is applicable we will get back to you within a month to let you know. If you do not hear back from us after a month please assume that your request has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Additionally, for more general information about careers in the theatre, you may be interested in the following websites:
Creative & Cultural Skills
MGCfutures