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 five full-time and one part-time staff.

Operations Manager Vacancy


The Executive Committee of the ADC Theatre wish to appoint a full-time Operations Manager from September 2024 to August 2025.

The aim of the Operations Manager is to run the ADC Theatre efficiently and safely, providing a professional environment for student theatre and unforgettable experiences for audiences. This includes financial and Front of House management, as well as line-managing casual staff.

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.

The appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for a period of 12 months from 01 September 2024 to 31 August 2025.

Interested applicants should apply by midnight on Monday 06 May 2024.

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

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click here. This will route you to the University's 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 will be invited to an interview on the afternoon of Monday 13 May 2024. The ADC Theatre works to a tight timetable, and regret that we are unable to accommodate variations to our interview schedule.

For further information about this role or the application process, please contact Luke Dell, the Theatre Manager, by email or by telephone on 01223 359547. Please quote reference XA41225 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.

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Casual Vacancies

We currently have a full roster for our casual staff positions, but if you would like to register your interest, 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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