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The Old Vic is a gateway to a world of creative, social and employment opportunities in the theatre. Click here for information about work experience placements, training and internships, click here for careers advice.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us.

The Old Vic innovated the Guardians Programme, and Guardians Network. Guardians are a group of trained staff who offer a confidential outlet for colleagues to share concerns about behaviour or the culture at work, we also hold annual culture OK/Not OK sessions for all staff which directly inform our cultural statement.

The Old Vic's Job Application Form Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey (For Applicants)

We receive a high volume of applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of applying, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Please note: where we receive an unprecedented high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close applications early.

If you apply to work at The Old Vic, we will only use the information you give us to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics. If we want to disclose information to someone outside The Old Vic, for example, if we need a reference, we will make sure we tell you beforehand, unless we are required to disclose this information by law.

If you are unsuccessful in your job application, we may hold your personal information for up to 12 months after we’ve finished recruiting for the post you applied for. After this date we will destroy or delete your information. We keep de-personalised statistical information about applicants to develop our recruitment processes, however no individual applicant would be identifiable from this information.

If you commence employment with The Old Vic, your data will be processed in accordance with your employment contract and our other applicable policies.


Box Office Assistants (Casual)

The Box Office Assistants work closely with the Head of Box Office, Box Office Manager(s), Box Office Supervisor(s) and the Marketing team, plus other Old Vic staff and external suppliers to ensure first class customer service for all patrons booking with us.

Application deadline: Thu 24 Jun

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Operations Administration Assistant

The Operations Administration Assistant will be responsible for providing first class administration and support to the Theatre Management team, and specifically the Operations Administration Manager.

Application deadline: Sun 27 Jun

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You will be joining an experienced Board and dedicated Senior Management team who have a clear capital ambition to deliver within the next four years. Post COVID-19, you will also be a key part of helping us to survive, renew and rebuild to secure our long-term ability to deliver to our beneficiaries. In the broadest sense, you will help us look at things differently; grasp new opportunities and make our vision for the theatre and its beneficiaries a reality.

This is an opportunity to help safeguard and shape the future of one of the world’s most iconic theatres. We’d love you to join us on this journey.

Application deadline: Wed 30 Jun 

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To apply please send applications directly to:

Business Assistant (one year Fixed Term contract)

The post holder reports to the Business Projects Coordinator and will work closely with the Executive Director and the wider Business Team (General Counsel, HR, Inclusion). By nature of the post, they will also work with all departments of The Old Vic, and closely with all other Assistants across the organisation. They will provide smooth and efficient administration support across the broad remit managed by the Executive Director and Business Director.

Application deadline: Sun 4 Jul 

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Associate Filmmaker (freelancer)

The Associate Film Maker will work as part of the Marketing & Commercial team and closely with all departments from across the organisation. This role will ensure the capture of as wide a range of non-show related and behind-the­ scenes activity as possible to be used strategically to represent and promote the organisation now and in the future through a ‘living digital archive’.

Application deadline: Sun 11 Jul

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