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

We are recruiting a full-time Operations Manager! 

The Executive Committee of the ADC Theatre wish to appoint a full-time Operations Manager from September 2019 - August 2020.

About the ADC Theatre

The ADC Theatre is a department of the University of Cambridge. The Theatre's aim is to provide a well-equipped and safe environment in which all building users can enjoy, learn about and become involved in different aspects of theatre. The Theatre is primarily student focused, with the majority of its activity centred around the University Terms. The Theatre is run by a small management team, overseen by the Executive Committee. The ADC Theatre also manages the Corpus Playroom and runs an external ticketing service.

About the role

The main purpose of the role 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.

To apply for the position, please head to the University's jobs website! 

Deadline: Thursday 1 August, 11:59pm

Interviews: Wednesday 7 August

Please do not send CVs. We can only accept applications made through the University of Cambridge's website.

Operations Manager Job Description

Casual Vacancies

We recruit casual staff on a rolling basis depending on necessity. Currently we have a full roster of staff. If you would like to register your interest in a casual position in the future, please send an application form to We will then review applications when we have vacancies.

We employ staff on a casual basis in a number of front of house roles:

  • Box Office Assistant
  • Bar Staff
  • Front of House Support Staff
  • Corpus Playroom Duty Manager
  • ADC Theatre Duty Manager

All roles provide the opportunity to work in a busy theatre environment and we don't require specific experience for Box Office and Bar applicants.

We require experience as Box Office Assistants or Bar Staff at the ADC Theatre before considering applicants for other roles.

On average, staff work one shift a week and Bar Staff are expected to take at least one party shift (1am-8am) per term. Party shifts are paid at a higher rate to standard shifts. There are no minimum hours staff members are expected to work or entitled to. Please see the Job Descriptions for further information on these roles:

“Without the ADC Theatre I would never have become a director.”
Sam Mendes

How to Apply

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.

Our staffing requirements change over time, we aim to reply to all applications for casual positions within three weeks, though if we have a full complement of staff this may take longer.

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

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