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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.

Around thirty full-time staff and many part-time staff and volunteers, together with creative teams, technicians and actors work  to deliver this extensive programme of high-quality, award-winning work. If you would like to join us, keep checking here for the latest job vacancies. Thank you for your interest in The Watermill Theatre. 


Working closely with the Finance Director, we require a highly numerate and organised Finance Officer. The individual must be a payroll specialist with excellent knowledge of IT and use of computerised systems.

In this role you will:

  • Manage payroll through the Iris ~Exchequer system
  • Make weekly payments to creditors
  • Manage and control debtors

You must be able to work with minimal supervision. You will be proactive with an eye for detail and it is essential you are self-motivated with excellent communication skills.

You will be a team player and someone who is committed to high quality delivery and professionalism at all times.

Salary £18,000-£19,500 depending on experience

Please download the documents below:
Finance Officer Job Description and Person Specification
Watermill Theatre Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Apply sending your completed application form and equal opportunities form to: Julie Pearson, admin@watermill.org.uk
The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE




We are looking for an outstanding theatre practitioner to work with the local community. The successful applicant will set up and manage a series of drama projects working with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, using the arts as a tool to improve inclusion, a sense of wellbeing, and social cohesion. This post is funded by Greenham Common Trust.

Please download the documents below:

To Apply
Please send us the following:
Your CV
A covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria
A brief description (max 300 words) of a drama workshop you have run with vulnerable people of any age. Please describe the participants, your workshop plan and the effect your workshop had on the people taking part.
A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

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.
For an informal chat about the post, please call Beth Flintoff, Outreach Director, on 01635 570927.

Closing date for applications:
Wednesday 20th May at 9am




The Watermill Theatre is looking to recruit a Trainee Production/Stage Management Assistant to work with our professional team. This is a fixed term contract for one year (starting in September 2015) and is a paid training role. We are looking to receive applications from post A Level students. This position is funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and supported by The Watermill Theatre. 

Please download the documents below:
Trainee Production/Stage Management Assistant Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

To apply, please complete the application form and return it to Ami-Jayne Steele-Childe, Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE or email AJ@watermill.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 18 May at 5pm.


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.