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"…another great success for the Watermill team and their clever policy of bringing entertainment that is just a bit different and special to their audiences." WOW Magazine

"Whoops, they've done it again. The estimable 200-seat Watermill Theatre proves once more… that size doesn't matter but it's what you do with it that counts." Evening Standard

The Watermill Theatre operates throughout the year and has developed a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting regional theatres. Our productions last year were seen by 66,000 audience members and our extensive outreach and education programme involved 13,500 people.



We are looking for a charismatic, experienced and passionate theatre practitioner, able to inspire and lead a team, someone who is both organised and creative in equal measure. 

The Role
The Outreach Director is responsible for the work of the Outreach department, overseeing all activities and ensuring that the department maintains/expands its programme and achieves its goals in terms of artistic quality, financial stability, and equality of access to the local community. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the two full time members of staff as well as appointing and managing freelance artists. 

Application should be made by letter explaining, in no more than two sides of A4, what attracts you to this position, and evidence of your ability to meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Essential Criteria.

In addition, please include:
Application Form
Names and contact details for two employment/professional referees and one personal, however we shall not take up references until after interviews
Completed Equal Opportunities form, which is for monitoring purposes and will be detached from the application

Forms can be downloaded below or by contacting admin@watermill.org.uk
Outreach Director Job Description and Essential Criteria
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Applications should be submitted to Paul Hart, Artistic and Executive Director, The Watermill Theatre to admin@watermill.org.uk by Friday 25th September at noon.

First interviews are on Tuesday 6th October and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by no later than end of business on Wednesday 30th September.

Second interviews will be on Monday 12th October and will also involve candidates running a workshop session with the Watermill’s Associate Youth Theatre that evening.

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.