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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. 
 
We are looking for two Housekeeping Assistants to 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 between the hours of 7am and 11am.
 
Salary: £10.00 per hour
 
 
 
 
To apply, please send us the following:
 
  • A CV and covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria

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

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 (heidi@watermill.org.uk / 01635 570927).
 
Successful applicants will need to complete a DBS check and provide two references for us to contact.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Technical and Production Manager to lead our busy production department. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled, collaborative and positive individual to lead a team with drive and ambition to make exceptional theatre, while furthering The Watermill's commitment to finding environmentally sustainable and inclusive ways to work. 

 

Salary: c£35,000 -  £40,000 depending on experience

 

Click here to read the full job description (Word)

Click here to read the full job description (PDF)

 

To apply, please send us the following: 

  • Your CV and cover letter explaining how you fit the criteria 
  • 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)

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. 

 

Application deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

Interviews w/c 7 February 2022 

 

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