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The Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre are exciting places to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venues and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive. If you're looking to work in unique surroundings and drive your interests and ambitions forward, we may have just the job for you.

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Why work with us?

A career with Swindon Theatres is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.

  • Our business model is unique and our specialisms are broad.  You will learn and grow with us. 
  • Our teams are super people to work with – we know because they regularly tell us!
  • We expect staff to express their views, to listen to ours and to be part of decision-making processes.
  • We’re proactively committed to diversity and equal opportunity for all.
  • We’re very supportive of our staff achieving a happy work-life balance.
  • Our vision is quite simply to be the UK’s premier provider of live entertainment and hospitality and we know that our people are our most important asset.

Students

Working with the Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.

Types of Roles

Hospitality

Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.  

Ticket Office

The approachable Ticket Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.

 

Technical

Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting. 

 

Marketing

The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.

 

Administration and Management

Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly. 

 

Current Jobs

Front of House Manager

Full Time

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a proven interest in the theatre, experience leading a team and with a proven track record in customer care.  

The Front of House Manager will lead the Front of House and Volunteer teams, ensuring high levels of customer service are always provided to customers attending the venues.

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Closing date: Fri 6 August 2021 at 12pm

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Duty Manager

Casual

The Duty Managers are responsible for the smooth and efficient day to day running of the front of house and hospitality operations. They lead and develop the team of volunteers and hospitality team members in both their activity and their approach, to provide at all times a safe, warm, friendly and vibrant environment for audiences and visitors alike. Duty Managers will represent Swindon Theatres and be the main contact when on shift to the public and visiting companies.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in customer care with a strong ability to exercise initiative, take personal responsibility and resolve issues independently. A positive, solution-focused attitude and the ability to work effectively under pressure. Flexibility to adapt quickly to demands in relation to duties and working hours (which will include evenings and weekends).  

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Closing Date: Fri 30 July 2021 at 6:00 pm

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Technician

Casual

Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre

We are looking for multi-skilled technicians to assist the smooth running, efficient and safe working environment for all staff and visiting companies who can strive to offer the best possible service to all users of the two venues.

As a member of the technical team, the post holder will assist with the preparation of, setting up and a variety of operational duties in respect of the diverse range of productions and events staged by professional and amateur companies, as well as the routine maintenance of the facility, as directed by technical team and management. 

Salary: £8.91 per hour plus enhanced hours or TMA payments

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Stage Door Receptionist

Casual

Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre

We are looking for a positive and self-motivated candidate who will strive to work within a small team to ensure a safe and welcoming environment as we look to open again this summer.

The post holder will be responsible for the efficient delivery of receptionist duties as a key welcoming point for artists, visiting companies, staff, visitors and deliveries. In addition, the post will be expected to undertake administration duties including the issuing and distribution of dressing room keys and welcome packs to visiting artists, staff and companies, dealing with deliveries and enquiries, phone answering and exchange service, basic administration and filing duties.

Salary £8.91 per hour

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Volunteers We are currently not recruiting for volunteers. Please check back for updates in January 2021.

Meet the team

We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.

Chris Husseyin

Chris started at the Wyvern Theatre as a Casual Usher in 1988 and over the years has worked in several different roles in the theatre. Over 10 years ago Chris began working in the Ticket Office, progressing to Deputy Manager and then in 2010 became the Ticket Office Manager.

Chris says: 'I love theatre and consider myself very lucky to work at the Wyvern. There are always opportunities to work in different departments and working closely with a great team creates a lovely environment to work in.'
 

Darren Chivers

Darren started his theatre career in 1999 as a casual Saturday morning Ticket Office Assistant at the Wyvern Theatre. Over the years he has learnt just about every aspect of theatre life and has gained a real passion for all things theatrical. Having had roles in Hospitality, Ticket Office and Marketing, he now works in his dream role as Customer Services Manager.

Darren says: 'I feel very lucky to be in a job I genuinely enjoy, how many people can hand on heart say they look forward to going to work?'
 

Kate Claxton

Kate joined the Swindon Theatres team as Marketing & Promotions Assistant in June 2014, before being promoted to Marketing & Press Officer just six months later and promoted to Marketing & Sales Manager in 2019. Kate has been enjoying the variety of the role ever since.

Kate says: 'No two weeks are ever the same in my job. One week I’m building web pages and designing marketing emails, the next I’m dressed up as a princess to promote our Pantomime! I’m never bored and that’s so important to me.'
 

About HQ Theatres & Hospitality

Wyvern Theatre & Swindon Arts Centre is one 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.

HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.

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Swindon Theatres is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.  The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement