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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.

Current Vacancies

Executive Director

We are creating the new post of Executive Director to work closely with the Artistic Director/CEO on the strategic vision and planning of the company, with specific responsibility for financial stability and viability. The role also encompasses responsibility for the company’s legal and other compliance and takes overall responsibility for company administration.

The successful candidate for the post of Executive Director must have relevant theatre experience and be able to demonstrate creativity, vision and leadership consistent with the overall mission and objectives of The Watermill. They will enable the theatre to continue to grow, building strategies to enable The Watermill to chart its way through a new era.

For a full job description, please click here.

Salary: Competitive, according to experience


• Please click here to complete our online Monitoring Form.
• Please click here to download the application form and return, together with your full CV and a covering letter explaining how you fulfil the criteria, to:

Paul Hart - Artistic and Executive Director at

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 5 March 2021


Board Members 

We are seeking three new Board Members to join our Board of Trustees to help us to continue to reach and grow our artistic ambitions. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of The Watermill Theatre and meets every two months. Its members act both as Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company. We would like to hear from candidates with experience and skills in the areas of; Artistic and Creative Work, Marketing, Outreach and Community Participation, Digital, Property Management and Development or Environment Sustainability. All candidates must have a commitment to achieving diversity and inclusivity within the arts and feel passionately about working with us to continue to build in these areas.

For a full job description, please click here

Salary: Voluntary – Unpaid. Travel Expenses covered.


Applications should be made by submitting:

• a statement explaining why you are interested in joining the board and how you feel your experience could contribute to The Watermill
• a copy of your CV
• a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (this information is anonymous and will not be take into consideration when assessing the potential candidates). Click here to complete.

Applications should be emailed in confidence to: c/o Paul Hart, Artistic and Executive Director and the Nominations Committee. 

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 12 March 2021 




The Watermill Theatre – Graduate Workshop

The Watermill have launched a series of online workshops to engage with recent graduates (2019/ 2020). At present, we are particularly focusing on meeting those who identify as actor-musicians.

As part of this new programme on Wednesday 3 March (6.30pm - 8pm), Abigail Pickard Price (Associate Director) and Kezia Buckland (Casting and Producing Assistant) will be running a free virtual workshop to talk about the casting process at The Watermill. We will focus on actor-musician auditions and the current shift to self-tape and Zoom auditions. As well as providing a valuable insight into the audition process, we hope the workshop will also provide an opportunity for us to get to know a bit more about the actors themselves and to share the work of The Watermill with you.

This programme is in its early stages and we would welcome any thoughts on further opportunities that might be of particular use at present to ensure recent graduates remain engaged with the industry and are able to start building relationships with theatres like The Watermill.

If you are a recent graduate of 2019 and 2020, identify as an actor-musician and would be interested in this opportunity, please follow this link to sign up for the workshop:

When: Wednesday 3 March (6.30pm – 8pm)
Cost: This workshop is free.



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.