Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

UK Theatre Organisation, Partner, Concert Hall Affiliate, and Professional Plus Members can advertise vacancies on the UK Theatre website free of charge. 

We welcome vacancies which adhere to recruitment recommendations and good practice. Please see the following guidelines on this: the Arts Council Culture Change Toolkit and the Equality and Human Rights Commission's guidance.

If you have any questions about any of these vacancies, or about applying for jobs in theatre, please contact Renu Mehto on or 020 7557 6700.

To Post a Vacancy

If you are a member (excl. Professional members), to post your vacancy :

  • Log in to the Members' Area 
  • Click on 'Add New Record', complete details and click 'Save'
  • If you have any difficulties with this, please email some brief wording and a link to your vacancy details to and we will post the vacancy for you.
  • Please note, if you are a Professional member and you would like to post a job ad, there will be a fee of £75 + VAT. All other membership categories can advertise free of charge.
  • If you are a Partner member, please email us with the details of your vacancy and we will post it on your behalf.

If you are not a member of UK Theatre or are a Professional Member:

  • You can advertise a vacancy for just £75 + VAT
  • Contact us at or on 020 7557 6700 to arrange this. 

Artistic Director

Date Added
22 November 2018
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Colchester, Essex
Competitive based on experience
Job Specification
The Mercury Theatre Colchester is seeking new artistic leadership. 
Each year, we welcome over 130,000 people to our critically acclaimed Made in Colchester productions and lively visiting programme. 
We are now looking for an imaginative and proven theatre maker to work in partnership with Steve Mannix our Executive Director, steering the venue’s artistic programme in the wake of our major capital redevelopment. The successful candidate will have a compelling artistic vision for the Mercury, which is an artistic hub at the centre of cultural life in Colchester, North Essex and East Anglia. The Mercury is a significant player in the national theatre ecology 
In June 2019, we break ground on a £9.6 million refurbishment of the theatre, creating a 547 seat auditorium, 99 seat studio, extended front of house facilities, and onsite rehearsal and creative learning space. The Artistic Director’s inaugural season in 2020 will announce our return to this transformed venue. 
We invite applications from directors or producers who have the vision, skills and experience to lead the theatre alongside the Executive Director.
Application Details
The closing date for receipt of applications is 10:00am on Monday, 14 January 2019. First round interviews on Friday, 8 February or Saturday, 9 February with second round on Thursday 7 March. 
Closing Date
14 January 2019
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