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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 and internships.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates.

The Old Vic's Job Application Form The Old Vic 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.

Stage Chargehand (3 Months FTC)

We are seeking a Stage Chargehand who will assist with construction, installation and rigging of technical and scenic equipment working with the Technical Department, and specifically the Head of Stage. This role is a crucial part of the Tech team and will assist with Get-ins, Fit-ups & Get-outs, as well as work as directed by the Head of Stage in any area of the building or off-site. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to working, be physically fit and able to undertake lifting and manual handling, with excellent communication skills.

Please download the recruitment pack for full details of the post and how to apply.


Application deadline: Wed 10 Jul,  5pm

Literary Associate

We are recruiting for a part-time (3 day-a-week), Literary Associate who will join the Artistic and Producing team, sourcing and developing scripts for the main season programme.  The role will play an integral part in connecting with writers, artists and companies both in the UK and internationally.  The successful candidate will have an understanding of literary development, the commissioning process and the journey between idea and production, as well as being able to build strong relationships with writers and artists to support the artistic vision of The Old Vic.

For this role, we are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience as a Director or Writer and/or experience as a Manager or Senior Manager in a literary department.  They will have an appreciation and passion for The Old Vic’s artistic vision and a desire to play a key role in shaping and achieving the Theatre’s goals.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack below.


Application Deadline: Fri 19 Jul, 5pm

Education and Community Intern (6 months FTC)

We are now looking for an Education and Community Intern on a 6 month fixed-term contract to provide administrative support, assist with various ongoing projects and help the team with workshop preparation and research. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have excellent communication skills and organisational skills.

Please note that this position is only open to residents of the London Borough of Southwark.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack below.


Application Deadline: 05 Aug, 12 noon

Stage Door Keeper (9 Months FTC)

We are seeking a Stage Door Keeper who will be responsible for providing Stage Door operations including the highest level of customer service for staff, acting companies, contractors and visitors to The Old Vic alike. This role is a crucial part of a small team and as such, the post-holder will be expected to provide support across a diverse range of areas. The successful candidate will have exceptional customer service skills, acute attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under pressure.

Please download the recruitment pack for full details of the post and how to apply.


Application deadline: Sun 21 Jul, 11pm

Dresser for A Very Expensive Poison (2 months FTC)

We are seeking experienced Dressers for the forthcoming production of A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble

This is a fixed term contract:

Start date: 13 Aug
Finish date: 05 Oct

The successful applicant will be required for dressing during performance and rehearsals and for regular laundry calls.

Ideal candidates will have sewing skills and experience of minor costume alteration and mending.

Technical rehearsals run through until the first preview on 20 Aug and Press Night will be on 05 Sep.

Pay and conditions as per SOLT / BECTU agreement.

Application deadline: Fri 26 Jul