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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, 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. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates.

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.

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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.

General Counsel

You will be sole legal counsel and Company Secretary for The Old Vic Group (comprising The Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000 and its subsidiaries and The Old Vic Endowment Trust) providing pragmatic, high quality legal, commercial and leadership advice for all aspects of the Group’s affairs. You will be a senior adviser who can contribute to the direction and success of the charity acting as a member of the Senior Management Team. You will support the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their responsibilities as charity trustees and in the governance and risk management of the Group.

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Head of Inclusion

The Head of Inclusion is a newly created position, reinforcing our commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at The Old Vic. Equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) is key to the business agenda and people strategy at The Old Vic to ensure we can attract, retain and engage diverse talent and make the best work. The Head of Inclusion will work with the Senior Management Team, our Anti-Racism Working Group and other groups to review and identify priorities for The Old Vic to improve both diversity and inclusion within the business and to implement an ED&I strategy.

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Work Experience

The Old Vic is offering a one-week, online, work experience programme for up to 20 participants aged 16–18 years old. This course will run from the 15-19 Feb 2021, 10am– 4.30pm each day. Over the course of one week, you will:

  • Discover how a producing theatre operates
  • Meet industry professionals and find out more about careers in the arts
  • Develop key employability skills – teamwork, communication, problem solving and public speaking

You will take on a series of challenges set by different departments such as producing, marketing and front of house. Through each workshop you will gain an insight into how a busy producing theatre operates and try your hand at a range of different roles. At the end of the week, you will work together as a team to curate, plan and run your own online event, putting to use all the knowledge you have gained over the course of the programme.

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