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Work Opportunities

General Information

There are plenty of different ways to get involved with the Belgrade Theatre with a variety of career opportunities in both creative and administrative departments as well as in training and development.

There are many jobs ‘behind the scenes’ that go into running the theatre. The building is staffed from 6.30am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, with occasional Sunday opening. It is publicly funded and exists to provide cultural services to the public, to make our own productions and present the work of other theatre companies.

It is an incredibly busy environment and it is safe to say that no job is quite the same as its counterpart outside the theatre.

Apart from the actors and directors, there are numerous jobs available such as:

Wood-working – costume-making – prop-making – scenic painting – drama worker – stage-management – lighting technician – marketing – events – conferencing – operations – box office – chef – bar worker – administrator – waiter – fund-raising – accounting.

We advertise all permanent jobs on the Theatre’s website. Where appropriate we may also place ads in the local or national press. We are always interested to hear from people who want to know about working as an usher or on the bars or as a casual stage worker.

Job packs with further information and application forms can be found in the downloads section on the left of this page. Enquiries about recruitment can be made to recruitment@belgrade.co.uk.

The Belgrade has an Equalities Team which monitors and develops the work the theatre is doing surrounding equal opportunities in the work place and diversity of the work force.

Belgrade Production Services (BPS) Administrative Book-Keeper

The post-holder will assist the Director of Production and Head of BPS, along with the BPS Head of Construction in the day-to-day running of Client Accounts, office and office functions including issuing and coordinating all information required and received for BPS work. This Post is required to ensure smooth, effective and efficient administrative systems are in operation to support the department fulfilling the Theatre’s ambitions.

For more information and to apply, download the job pack on the left hand side of this page.

Deadline for Applications: Thurs 6 June, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 10 June

Audience Development Officer

The Belgrade Theatre is looking to recruit an experienced Audience Development Officer to join the Belgrade’s Communications Department. The post-holder will help to implement the Belgrade’s Audience Development strategy, with particular focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) audiences.

All members of the Communications department are expected to have an understanding of all the disciplines (marketing, social media, press, publicity,) but each post has specific duties to deliver. This post has a focus specifically on Audience Development, which in the run up to UK City of Culture 2021 will be more important than ever. The Theatre particularly welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds such as African, Caribbean and/ or South Asian heritage; we believe our team should reflect the actual make-up of the society within which we work.

For more information and to apply, download the Audience Development Officer job pack on the left hand side of this page.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 10 June, 12noon
Interviews: w/c 17 June

Senior Producer

“A 21st Century Theatre for Coventry’s City of Culture Year”

The Belgrade Theatre are seeking a fixed term Senior Producer as part of a ground-breaking project which will be delivered as part of Coventry’s City of Culture year in 2021. This post is the producing function for the Theatre’s programme of professional work which to date has been undertaken by the Executive Director.

This is a new position, one of six that this project is requiring, which ideally will be filled by people from diverse backgrounds such as African, Caribbean and/or South Asian heritage to join the Theatre’s team to deliver a diverse programme of work for Coventry City of Culture 2021.

This position is currently fixed term until March 2022 but given the organisational changes the Theatre expects to be making over the next few years, this position could become permanent for the right candidate.

For more information and to apply, download the Senior Producer job pack on the left hand side of this page.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 17 June, 9am
Interviews: Mon 24 June

Embedded Community Producer x 2

“A 21st Century Theatre for Coventry’s City of Culture Year”

A unique and exciting opportunity for two Embedded Community Producers to join the Belgrade Theatre to contribute towards a diverse programme of work for Coventry’s City of Culture year in 2021.

These two new full time fixed term positions will help to deepen the Theatre’s relationship with its communities while building a wider range of diverse audiences, creating work that reflects a more varied range of our communities’ experiences, challenging perceptions of our city and further embedding the Theatre as a key facilitator of change in the city. It is envisaged that one of these positions will have a producer focus on Youth with the other having a broader community remit.

For more information and to apply, download the Embedded Community Producer job pack on the left hand side of this page.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 24 June, 12noon
Interviews: w/c 15 July

Springboard Initiative

Calling all emerging artists! The Belgrade Theatre is now welcoming applications for a new intake of Springboard companies and individuals.

Launched in 2015, Springboard exists to help early career artists take the next step in their development. We offer one to one meetings to provide tailored support for 3 years, as well as give space to create new work and projects. Our selected Springboard Companies are able to access:

  • Selected performance slots in our season programme and free rehearsal space for Research and Development (1 Show or R&D period per year)
  • Free office space at the Belgrade Theatre
  • Marketing cash support for shows being performed at the Belgrade Theatre
  • Up to 3 training courses paid for by the Belgrade Theatre
  • 1 invitation to a large scale industry event or conference
  • Ongoing advice and guidance from Belgrade staff, covering education, marketing and fundraising (including applying to the Arts Council)

Previous Springboard Companies have gone on to tour their developed pieces; perform at festivals such as the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe; and to secure co-productions with other venues.

We will be inviting 3 companies onto Springboard in Spring 2019 and another 2 in Autumn 2019.

Deadline for Autumn start: 15 July 2019

If Springboard sounds like the right opportunity for you, download the application pack for more information and how to apply.

Committee Member (Young Person)

We are looking for a handful of motivated and enthusiastic 18-35 year olds, from diverse backgrounds, to sit on a range of our Committees at the Belgrade Theatre. You will have the opportunity to comment on what we do, how we continue to become sustainable and ultimately your views will help to shape the running of the Theatre. We appreciate that this may seem a daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way – to ensure that you are aware (and prepared) for the responsibilities of being a Committee member.

There is no deadline and no experience is necessary – just an interest in theatre and bags of enthusiasm for the Belgrade. This is your opportunity to take part in the journey to Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021.

More details about the role, including how to apply, can be found in the Committee Member (Young Person) Job Pack on the left-hand side of this page.

Deadline: Ongoing

Catering Assistants (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to recruit Casual Catering Assistants to help with the preparation, presentation and sale of food and beverages in the Belgrade’s cafe and bars in addition to events and conferences.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Ushers/Stewards (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to appoint Casual Ushers/Stewards to support the Front of House Department’s aims, objectives and responsibilities in the Theatre’s varied and dynamic environment; providing a high standard of customer care and a wide range of services essential to the efficient day-to-day operations of the Belgrade Theatre, its staff, visitors and customers.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Contracted Carpenter

To offer Freelance Carpentry assistance to the Workshop department for the Belgrade Theatre and Belgrade Production Services (BPS), assisting with the building and construction of sets and scenery.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

h2.Contracted Fabrication Engineer/Welder

Assisting the Head of Workshop in the smooth running of manufacture and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Contracted Scenic Artist

Assisting the Head of Scenic Art the smooth running of Scenic Art and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Board Director

The Belgrade is seeking a new Director who has extensive local business contacts to serve on its Board. For details please download the job description on the left hand side of this page.

No Closing Deadline