The Unicorn is a fast-paced, innovative and extraordinary theatre with big ambitions and big ideas. We programme exceptional theatre for young audiences and work with the most exciting talent in the UK and beyond. We share great theatre with around 90,000 children and young people every year, and we work hard to reach the widest possible range of audiences.

Every role matters, every contribution is valued and needed. We're a great team and you will get to make a difference. 

Technician (Lighting Bias)

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds, with different skills and experiences to bring into our organisation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups, disabled people and those from backgrounds typically under-represented in the theatre sector.

We are looking for a proactive, flexible technician with knowledge and practical experience of working in a theatre’s Technical Department. A multi-skilled technician with the ability to work across all disciplines, you will work as part of the Technical team, servicing the technical requirements of all work presented by the Unicorn Theatre.

This will include the operation of productions to a consistently high standard – maintaining the integrity of the production, delivering first line maintenance of technical equipment, show-related maintenance and housekeeping anywhere within the Unicorn Theatre and on tour. You will support the theatre’s dynamic and evolving programme of REACH Community projects and educational workshops, as well as commercial hires of the space.

Contract: Full-time, permanent
Job Description | Application Form
Salary: £23,000
Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 2 September 2019
If you are unavailable for interview on this date, a Skype interview would be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Box Office Supervisor (part-time)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and reliable individual to join our small and hardworking Box Office team in this customer-facing role. The successful candidate will have impeccable interpersonal skills and also be keen to work as part of a team to support audience growth and income.
You will take ticket bookings by phone and in person and act as the first point of contact for audience queries. You will facilitate ticket collection at performances, functions and events at the Unicorn.

As a Box Office Supervisor, as well as being confident at taking bookings and up-selling events, you will be a more senior member of the team, troubleshooting problems for others and supporting the Deputy Box Office Manager and Box Office Manager with some of the day-to-day administrative and training tasks. The Box Office Supervisor is often the most senior member of the Box Office team during their weekend shifts, and is responsible for managing the Box Office independently during these times.

Contract: Part-time (28 hours a week), Fixed Term contract for 12 months
Salary: £13,250 (equivalent to £18,928 full time)
Job Description | Application Form
Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday 27 August 2019
First Interviews: Wednesday 4 September 2019


Work experience applications for 2019 have now all been allocated.

Applications for work experience placements throughout 2020 will open in January 2020; please get ready to email us then with your CV, or an email outlining why you'd like to come to us. Please mention the dates you'd like to be with us (we offer week-long placements here). We prioritise people who live or study in the borough of Southwark, and people who study at our partner schools.

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