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The Watermill Theatre has developed a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting regional theatres. Over 67,000 people attend shows or one-off events at The Watermill each year, and our extensive outreach and education programme provides opportunities for over 19,000 people of all ages to take part at The Watermill.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and access for all irrespective of their age, gender, class, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religious belief or sexual orientation. We aim to create a working environment which values and respects the variety of life styles and cultures found within theatre and within our local community.

We are dedicated to ensuring that no employee, audience member, or any other person connected to the work of The Watermill Theatre, experiences unlawful or unfair discrimination or harassment. We are committed to equality of opportunity in which individuals are selected for employment and treated on the basis of their relevant merits.
 

Current Vacancies 

Browse the tabs below for details of current vacancies. 
 

The Watermill Theatre has an exciting opportunity for a skilled Marketing Manager to join its management team.

Working within a small team means that the Marketing Manager takes an active role in the day-to-day delivery of activity as well as contributing to the strategic management of the department.

The Marketing Manager will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. Following their appointment, we aim to redevelop the website and, over the next 12 months, we hope to begin a rebranding process. The successful candidate will be positive and proactive, with the ability to respond to the challenges of a dynamic environment. They will be highly organised, communicative and they will have the drive to instigate positive change.

Salary: £30,000 - £31,000
Application Deadline: Monday 18 July, 5pm

Read the full job description here (Word)

Read the full job description here (PDF)

To apply, please send us the following:

Your CV and cover letter

A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to return via email with the above application documents. (Participation to complete this form is voluntary but appreciated, your response will be anonymous and not shared with the recruiting managers)

Applications should be sent to admin@watermill.org.uk or by post to: Theatre Administrator, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury Berkshire, RG20 8AE

We are seeking a full time technician to work across our production team.

The successful candidate will assist as required in the provision of technical requirements, as well as undertake production get-ins, get-outs and show operation for The Watermill Theatre and touring production and work with the production department to support the production, rehearsal, and performance processes.

Salary: £24,000
Application Deadline: Wednesday 13 July, 5pm

Read the full job description here (Word)

Read the full job description here (PDF)

To apply, please send us the following:

Your CV and cover letter

A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to return via email with the above application documents. (Participation to complete this form is voluntary but appreciated, your response will be anonymous and not shared with the recruiting managers)

Applications should be sent to admin@watermill.org.uk or by post to: Theatre Administrator, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury Berkshire, RG20 8AE

The Watermill Theatre are looking for a part time Box Office Assistant to provide the frontline service for customers booking tickets or reserving tables in our restaurant in person or on the telephone, to deliver a high standard of customer service and assist in answering enquires about the theatre.

Salary £10.48 an hour
 
Application Deadline: Thursday 30 June, 5pm.

Read the full job description here (PDF)
Read the full job description here (Word)

To apply, please send us the following:

Your CV and cover letter

A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to return via email with the above application documents. (Participation to complete this form is voluntary but appreciated, your response will be anonymous and not shared with the recruiting managers)

Applications should be sent to admin@watermill.org.uk or by post to: Theatre Administrator, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury Berkshire, RG20 8AE

The Watermill Theatre are currently looking for creatives to work on their upcoming Youth Ensemble shows for A Monster Calls in Autumn 2022 and a title to be confirmed for Spring 2023. We are keen to hear from those who are early in their career and particularly welcome applications from individuals whose background and experience are currently under-represented among our staff, including Deaf and disabled people, and those who identify as ethnically and culturally diverse.

We actively encourage applications from people from a variety of backgrounds. We also encourage people who don’t necessarily meet these criteria but believe they could challenge our thinking and ensure the theatre’s future resilience.

 

Set/Costume Designers (Spring 2023 only)
Fee: £1750

Lighting Designers (Autumn 2022 & Spring 2023)
Fee: £875

Sound Designers (Autumn 2022 & Spring 2023)
Fee: £875


Application Deadline Friday 15 July, 5pm.


If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a short covering letter to angharad@watermill.org.uk.

We are looking for Car Parking Attendants to join The Watermill Team. Providing a warm welcome and ensuring a safe and seamless experience for customers, this role would suit someone who enjoys being outdoors and meeting people. 

Working hours: 2 hours per performance

Shifts available: 12.30pm – 2.30pm Thursday and Saturday matinees; 5.30 – 7.30pm Monday to Saturday evenings. Occasional Sunday work. Can be Job share.

Salary: £20 per session

To apply, please send us the following:

Your CV and cover letter

A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to return via email with the above application documents. (Participation to complete this form is voluntary but appreciated, your response will be anonymous and not shared with the recruiting managers)

Applications should be sent to admin@watermill.org.uk or by post to: Theatre Administrator, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury Berkshire, RG20 8AE


The Watermill Theatre are always keen to expand their pool of freelancer theatre practitioners, facilitators and specialists to support the delivery of their Outreach work. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioners who have experience of working with people with additional needs including young people with autism, young people or adults with mental health illnesses and adults with learning disabilities.

We actively encourage applications from people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills as The Watermill Theatre is committed to equal opportunities for all.

To find out about current regular projects and groups please visit the Take Part pages on our website, www.watermill.org.uk/take-part

Because of the remote location of The Watermill, applicants should ideally have access to their own transport and be prepared to travel.

Lead facilitator's fee: £38 per hour (+£15 pastoral fee per session, where applicable)

Assistant facilitator's fee: £12.50 per hour (+£10 pastoral fee per session, where applicable)

If you're interested in becoming part of The Watermill's Outreach team, please send your CV and a short covering letter to Outreach Director, Heidi Bird at heidi@watermill.org.uk / 01635 570927.

Successful applicants will need to complete a DBS check and provide two references for us to contact.


We have been making sign integrated performances on our productions since 2016 and we always work with a Deaf “outside eye”. Watch a video here about our BSL style: www.watermill.org.uk/deaf 

We are always interested to meet new creatives to work with us as our BSL sign integration consultant. The BSL consultant is part of the production journey, working closely with two sign performers who create the BSL translation and are rehearsed into the production. The BSL consultant supports translation and creation of character sign names, which can be done remotely via video call. They also attend rehearsals at The Watermill, when the sign performers work with the speaking actors.

Fees are dependent on the scale of the project, in line with industry standards.
If you would be interested to join our pool of BSL consultants, please contact lixi@watermill.org.uk