In line with the ADC Theatre’s aims, these posts allow holders to gain experience in a busy Theatre environment.
Pravda backstage
Pravda backstage (Photo: Johannes Hjorth)

Management and Administrative Vacancies

The ADC Theatre is managed by a team of four full-time and three part-time staff.

Manager of the ADC Theatre

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The Executive Committee of the ADC Theatre wish to appoint a full-time Theatre Manager for a 12-month fixed term contract from 01 September 2024 to 31 August 2025. 

The aim of the Theatre Manager is to maintain and build on the success of the ADC Theatre as a space that provides opportunities for students and the local community to enjoy, and learn about, all aspects of theatre production. The Theatre Manager is integral in creating and fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere for Cambridge's thriving amateur theatre scene. As well as holding overall responsibility for day-to-day operations, the Theatre Manager manages and coordinates the ADC Theatre's marketing strategy.

In line with the ADC Theatre's aims, this role provides an opportunity for the holder to gain experience in the management of a venue and to learn about all aspects of theatre operation.

Interested applicants should apply by midnight on Sunday 17 March 2024.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a basic security check. 

Offers of appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and the satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period. There will be the possibility for the contract to be renewed for a further 12 months after the probation period.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click the link above to visit the University Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Shortlisted candidates should expect to be invited to an interview on Monday 25 March 2024. The ADC Theatre works to a tight timetable, and we regret that we are unable to accommodate requests for variations to our interview schedule.

For further information about this role or the application process, please contact Luke Dell, the current Theatre Manager, by email or by telephone on 01223 359547. Please quote reference XA40600 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Theatre Manager Job Description

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Casual Vacancies


We are currently looking for Bar Staff to help serve behind our busy bar. This role involves working into the small hours of the morning on a regular basis. Please complete the application form below and send to by midday on Friday 23 February.

If you would like to register your interest in another casual role, please send an application form to We keep all applications for up to six months and review applications when we have vacancies available.

On average staff work 1-2 shifts per week but there are no minimum hours staff members are expected to work, or entitled to. All casual staff are expected to have some weekend availability. Please see the Job Descriptions below for further information on all our casual roles.

Please note that we expect prospective Duty Manager applicants to have previous front of house experience at the ADC Theatre or another arts venue.

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How to Apply for a Casual Position

To apply for a casual position at the ADC Theatre, please complete our Application for Temporary Role form:

Completed forms should be sent electronically to or hard copy to:

ADC Theatre
Park Street

Please do not send CVs or applications that aren't for a specific position.

We do not accept speculative applications for work experience or internships outside of our administrative work experience programme. More information can be found here.

If you have any questions about working with us, please email

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