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Work Opportunities

There are plenty of different ways to get involved with the Belgrade Theatre with a variety of career opportunities in both creative and administrative departments as well as in training and development.

There are many jobs ‘behind the scenes’ that go into running the theatre. The building is staffed from 6.30am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, with occasional Sunday opening. It is publicly funded and exists to provide cultural services to the public, to make our own productions and present the work of other theatre companies.

It is an incredibly busy environment and it is safe to say that no job is quite the same as its counterpart outside the theatre.

Apart from the actors and directors, there are numerous jobs available such as:

Wood-working – costume-making – prop-making – scenic painting – drama worker – stage-management – lighting technician – marketing – events – conferencing – operations – box office – chef – bar worker – administrator – waiter – fund-raising – accounting.

We advertise all permanent jobs on the Theatre’s website. Where appropriate we may also place ads in the local or national press. We are always interested to hear from people who want to know about working as an usher or on the bars or as a casual stage worker.

Job packs with further information and application forms can be found in the downloads section on the left of this page.

The Belgrade has an Equalities Team which monitors and develops the work the theatre is doing surrounding equal opportunities in the work place and diversity of the work force.

Trainee Assistant Director (x2)

We are looking for talented people to take up two paid Trainee Assistant Director opportunities in Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018. The Trainee Assistant Director(s) will provide effective and efficient support to the Director(s) and the rest of the Company during rehearsals and previews for our productions of Godiva Rocks and The Gift.

Godiva Rocks Assistant Director
Deadline for Applications: Monday 31 July 2017, 5pm

The Gift Assistant Director
Deadline for Applications: Monday 8 January 2018, 5pm

Community and Education Apprentice

The Community & Education Apprentice will develop skills in and be responsible for supporting the running of the practical and operational delivery of workshop programmes in drama and the related arts for groups of all ages.

The Apprentice will also be required as a central part of their work, to support the work of other members of the C&E team, and to co-ordinate and support projects being delivered by freelancers, supporting the administration and practical delivery of a range of other groups in venues across the city of Coventry. The department has a particular commitment to working with people from disadvantaged or marginalised communities.

This post is suitable for applicants with an aspiration to make their career in Community Arts. This post is open to applicants age 17+.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 31 July, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 14 Aug
Start date: w/c 4 Sept

General Manager

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking to appoint a General Manager. The post holder will work alongside the Associate Director to provide effective strategic management and day to day financial and operational management of the Belgrade Theatre’s participation and talent development programmes to enable the Theatre to fulfil its vision.

Deadline for Applications: Tues 15 Aug, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 21 Aug, possible 2nd interview w/c 28 Aug
Please state on your application form if you are unable to attend interviews due to pre-booked holidays in case we are able to accommodate a change in schedule

Creative Producer (Participation & Talent Development)

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking to recruit a Creative Producer (Participation & Talent Development). This new post is a key role which enables the successful, high quality delivery and continued development of the Belgrade Theatre’s participation and talent development programmes and one-off projects.

Deadline for Applications: Tues 15 Aug, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 21 Aug, possible 2nd interview w/c 28 Aug
Please state on your application form if you are unable to attend interviews due to pre-booked holidays in case we are able to accommodate a change in schedule

Events and Operations Apprentice

Apprenticeships at the Belgrade Theatre offer a unique opportunity to gain a wide range of transferable skills which can be used in later employment, as well as a greater understanding of the theatre industry.

With a passion for theatre and venue operations, the post holder will support the Operations Department’s aims, objectives and responsibilities in this varied and dynamic environment; providing a wide range of services essential to the efficient day-to-day operations and events of the Belgrade Theatre, its staff, visitors and customers.

This post is suitable for applicants with an aspiration to make their career in venue operations and events. This post is open to applicants aged 17+.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 18 Sept, 10am
Interviews: w/c Mon 9 Oct
Start date: w/c Mon 30 Oct

Freelance Carpenter

To offer Freelance Carpentry assistance to the Workshop department for the Belgrade Theatre and Belgrade Production Services (BPS), assisting with the building and construction of sets and scenery.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Freelance Fabrication Engineer/Welder

Assisting the Head of Workshop in the smooth running of manufacture and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Freelance Scenic Artist

Assisting the Head of Scenic Art the smooth running of Scenic Art and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Freelance Production Managers

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is looking to increase its pool of Freelance Production Managers, with a view to working on future productions at the Belgrade Theatre.

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ production management experience, and be able to demonstrate strong budgetary acumen, along with a high level of understanding of both construction methods, and Health and Safety.

To apply, please send your C.V. to:
Emma Rabbits
Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square
Coventry
CV1 1GS

Board Director

The Belgrade is seeking a new Director who has extensive local business contacts to serve on its Board. For details please download the job description on the left hand side of this page.

No Closing Deadline