Work With Us

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. 
 

Join the dedicated Housekeeping team responsible for ensuring the cleaning and regular upkeep of the Watermill Theatre's estate. We are recruiting for two eight-hour positions. The normal working week will consist of a total of 8 hours worked over two days, normally either Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday, between the hours of 7am and 11am.

Click here to read the full job description (PDF)

Salary: £8.91 per hour


To apply, please send us the following: 

• Your CV
• A covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria.

We also ask that you please complete a Monitoring Form (https://forms.office.com/r/is71T57qy8)

If we can support your application by offering an alternative format, please do let us know. Likewise, we want to ensure interviews are as accessible as possible so please do let us know in your application if there is anything we can do to support this.
 
 
Applications should be sent to admin@watermill.org.uk or by post to:
Julie Pearson, Administration Secretary, The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE

 

We are currently expanding their network of freelance photographers and filmmakers to support the delivery of their Marketing output. We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioners who have experience of working with subjects using British Sign Language.
 
The Watermill Theatre is committed to equal opportunities for all. We actively encourage applications from people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills. We work with creatives who work in both photography and film as well as those who work in only one specialism.
 
We draw on our pool of photographers to create images to be used in publicity for shows, Outreach activities, fundraising events, and our restaurant. Filmmakers create promotional films to advertise productions, information films about our services, and film archive recordings of shows. Visit our social media platforms to get a sense of our style.
 
Because of the remote location of The Watermill, applicants should ideally have access to their own transport and be prepared to travel.
 
 
If you're interested in being considered please:
 
  • Send your CV, a link to your showreel or portfolio, and a 1-page covering letter or 1-minute introduction video telling us why you would like to work with The Watermill to Rosie English (rosie@watermill.org.uk)
Fee: £38 per hour, plus pastoral fee of £15 per session (where applicable)
 
Rolling applications.
 
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 complete this form. If you have any questions, contact lixi@watermill.org.uk for more details.

We are currently looking for a Theatre Designer to work on our upcoming Youth Ensemble performance, which will take place at The Watermill in Spring 2022. This opportunity is open to all but ideally targeted at emerging or young creatives who are at the early stages of their career and are looking to expand their experience of working in a professional producing theatre.
 
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. We also encourage people who do not necessarily meet these criteria but believe they could challenge our thinking and ensure the theatre’s future resilience.
 
Rehearsals for the performance will take place between January – March with technical rehearsals and performances from Monday 27th March – Saturday 2nd April.
 
Fee: £1,750
 
If you would like to apply, please:
  • Send your CV, a link to your website or portfolio, and a 1-page covering letter or 1-minute introduction video telling us why you would like to work with The Watermill to Heidi Bird (heidi@watermill.org.uk)
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 10th November.
Successful candidates will be invited to an online interview on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November.

We are currently looking for a Sound Designer to work on our upcoming Youth Ensemble performance, which will take place at The Watermill in Spring 2022. This opportunity is open to all but ideally targeted at emerging or young creatives who are at the early stages of their career and are looking to expand their experience of working in a professional producing theatre.
 

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. We also encourage people who do not necessarily meet these criteria but believe they could challenge our thinking and ensure the theatre’s future resilience.

 
Rehearsals for the performance will take place between January – March with technical rehearsals and performances from Monday 27th March – Saturday 2nd April.

Fee: £750

If you would like to apply, please:
 
  • Send your CV, a link to your website or portfolio, and a 1-page covering letter or 1-minute introduction video telling us why you would like to work with The Watermill to Heidi Bird (heidi@watermill.org.uk)
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 10th November. Successful candidates will be invited to an online interview on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November.