Job Vacancies

The list of job opportunities is regularly updated, so please check again if we don't currently have a vacancy that interests you.


PA to Chief Executive / Theatre Director

Under Director Joanna Read this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced PA to join the Director’s Office Team and be part of the team transforming the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

We are in search of a PA to provide high-level administrative assistance to the Chief Executive / Theatre Director, ensuring the efficient day-to-day running of the Director’s office.  The role holder also provides secretarial support to the Board of Trustees, organising and distributing papers and minuting meetings of the Board and its sub committees.  This role requires good administration skills with proven experience of office management, excellent literacy and grammatical skills, good knowledge of MS Office Suite, Excel and database skills and experience of managing a busy diary. 

Salary                                £ 21,420 pa

Applications close            12 Noon on Thursday 16 January 2020

Interviews                         Thursday 23 January 2020

How to apply:

Applications by application form (attached) and covering letter, CV optional, detailing your skills and experience and interest in the role.

Please email your CV and covering letter to:


Chef de Partie

We are in search of a talented and enthusiastic Chef to join our Catering team at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. With a fantastic work life balance on offer, few late finishes and most Sundays off, this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Chef looking to make their mark on the industry.

Salary                                £9.00 per hour.

How to apply:

Applications by application form (attached) and covering letter, CV optional, detailing your skills and experience and interest in the role.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Edina Szabo:


Work Experience

Work experience placements are available in the Youth Department for those aged 15 and over, and Technical & Backstage department for those aged 18 and over. We encourage applications from anyone who has an interest in learning how a professional producing theatre operates.

For an information pack on Work Experience at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, please download it here or contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator on 01483 44 00 77 or email: If you are interested in applying please find the form here. Please print the form, handwrite it using block capitals, scan and email or alteratively copy and paste the text into word and email it over to the above address.

NB: The week that you want may not be available when you complete your application so make sure you list alternative weeks when filling in the form.


The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Recruitment

Each job for which we recruit will have specific skills that we are looking for that relate to that role.  However all jobs will require the following basic skills and understanding:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • The ability to manage your time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about whatever field you work in
  • Open and welcoming of all patrons, colleagues and people with whom your role brings you into contact within the organisation

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is committed to equality of opportunity.

Data Protection

If you apply for a job or work experience at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, we will need to collect certain personal data and special category data as part of your application.

By providing information within your CV and covering letter, you are consenting to its use for the purpose of processing your application and assessing your suitability to the position applied for.

If your application is unsuccessful, our policy is to delete/destroy the application six months after the closing date.  If we feel that your details would be useful to keep for a longer period, should an appropriate position arise in the future, we will seek your permission to maintain these records for longer than six months.

Notification - Whilst it is normally our policy to notify applicants as to the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the closing date, it is not always possible to do so. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful.