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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 Opportunity for persons from BAMER backgrounds

The Belgrade Theatre is looking to recruit a Trainee Assistant Director for their upcoming production of Under the Umbrella. This is a paid training opportunity funded by the Sustained Theatre grant in association with Tamasha, in recognition of the need to develop underrepresented artists in the community. As such, we will only be accepting applications from people from BAMER backgrounds.

Through this opportunity we hope to provide valuable experience for the Trainee Assistant Director, which will enable them to secure other work within the theatre industry, making some contribution to addressing the imbalance of diversity within the sector. We welcome applications from directors from Black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic backgrounds.

We anticipate the post may attract candidates from a wide range of practical experience in this area. Therefore, the post will be flexible to match the level of experience of the appointee, ranging from being a good “on the job” training position for some candidates, to a more experienced Assistant post for others. In any event it is also expected that the Trainee Assistant Director(s) will provide effective and efficient support to the Director(s) and the rest of the Company as is reasonable for their level of experience, during rehearsals and previews for the production. The position will run for 5 and half weeks from Mon 28 Jan.

For more information and to apply, download the application pack on the left-hand side of this page.

Application Deadline: Thurs 20 Dec, 12 noon

Springboard Initiative

Calling all emerging artists! The Belgrade Theatre is now welcoming applications for a new intake of Springboard companies and individuals.

Launched in 2015, Springboard exists to help early career artists take the next step in their development. We offer one to one meetings to provide tailored support for 3 years, as well as give space to create new work and projects. Our selected Springboard Companies are able to access:

  • Selected performance slots in our season programme and free rehearsal space for Research and Development (1 Show or R&D period per year)
  • Free office space at the Belgrade Theatre
  • Marketing cash support for shows being performed at the Belgrade Theatre
  • Up to 3 training courses paid for by the Belgrade Theatre
  • 1 invitation to a large scale industry event or conference
  • Ongoing advice and guidance from Belgrade staff, covering education, marketing and fundraising (including applying to the Arts Council)

Previous Springboard Companies have gone on to tour their developed pieces; perform at festivals such as the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe; and to secure co-productions with other venues.

We will be inviting 3 companies onto Springboard in Spring 2019 and another 2 in Autumn 2019.

Deadline for Spring start: 14 January 2019

Deadline for Autumn start: 15 July 2019

If Springboard sounds like the right opportunity for you, download the application pack for more information and how to apply.

Committee Member (Young Person)

We are looking for a handful of motivated and enthusiastic 18-35 year olds, from diverse backgrounds, to sit on a range of our Committees at the Belgrade Theatre. You will have the opportunity to comment on what we do, how we continue to become sustainable and ultimately your views will help to shape the running of the Theatre. We appreciate that this may seem a daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way – to ensure that you are aware (and prepared) for the responsibilities of being a Committee member.

There is no deadline and no experience is necessary – just an interest in theatre and bags of enthusiasm for the Belgrade. This is your opportunity to take part in the journey to Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021.

More details about the role, including how to apply, can be found in the Committee Member (Young Person) Job Pack on the left-hand side of this page.

Deadline: Ongoing

Catering Assistants (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to recruit Casual Catering Assistants to help with the preparation, presentation and sale of food and beverages in the Belgrade’s cafe and bars in addition to events and conferences.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Ushers/Stewards (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to appoint Casual Ushers/Stewards to support the Front of House Department’s aims, objectives and responsibilities in the Theatre’s varied and dynamic environment; providing a high standard of customer care and a wide range of services essential to the efficient day-to-day operations of the Belgrade Theatre, its staff, visitors and customers.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Contracted 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

h2.Contracted 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

Contracted 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

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