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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.

Front of House Assistants (Casual)

We are looking for several Front of House Assistants to join our high-profile Front of House team, providing a highquality experience for customers of The Old Vic. As front-line staff, Front of House Assistants welcome and help our visitors; control entry into each space; supervise the audience during performances and events, serve drinks from the Theatre Bars, and ensure the smooth and efficient running of all the public areas of the Theatre. Assistants must have full knowledge of the House evacuation procedures and perform all duties to a high standard of customer care in attitude, approach, and appearance.

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Deadline to apply: Fri 24 Sep

Deputy Head of Stage

To play a key role in a team of dedicated and talented technical professionals, who work collaboratively across the theatre and with creative teams, to deliver excellence in bringing five to six world class main productions to The Old Vic stage, alongside an innovative and industry-leading Additional Programming schedule.

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Deadline to apply: Sun 03 Oct

Stage Chargehand

Working closely with the senior stage staff and visiting the creative team to provide scenic load in, construction, maintenance and show operation, including appearing on stage in scene changes and operation of stage equipment and technology. The Stage Chargehand will be required to act as the senior stage representative on some shifts supervising activities and managing freelance and casual staff and will lead on various technical projects.

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Deadline to apply: Sun 03 Oct