We are looking for outstanding and ambitious individuals to join our team at the Unicorn Theatre - the UK's leading theatre for young audiences.

The Unicorn is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds, with different skills and experiences to bring into our organisation.

All candidates who identify as disabled and demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for an interview, in line with the Equalities Act 2010. If you need the job information in an alternative Accessible format, please contact

Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations)

We are looking for an ambitious, dynamic Trusts’ fundraiser to join our Development team.

The team is responsible for raising an overall target of £550k to support our busy onstage programme, our wide-ranging schools’ and community programmes and our ticket subsidy initiatives. A large part of this income comprises Trusts support, including major flagship multi-year grants. You will work closely with the Development Director to manage and deliver the Trusts strategy for the department and contribute to ambitious overall income targets at the Unicorn. You will be an energetic and focused fundraiser, with the drive to take on and achieve substantial targets, with a proven track record in developing complex fundraising narrative and the tenacity to follow applications through to conclusion.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to

Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 3 December 2018
Contract: Full-time, permanent (applications to work flexibly will be considered)
Salary: £27,000

Assistant Stage Manager (on Placement) 

We’re looking for a placement to join us Assistant Stage Manager for our upcoming production of Icarus.

To apply, you must be undertaking this placement as part of a University or college course (one specialising in Drama or Technical Theatre). The Assistant Stage Manager (on Placement) will support the team working on Icarus, comprising a DSM and ASM. They will be line managed by the in-house Company Stage Manager. 

You will support the smooth running of rehearsals and performances, source, make and maintain props, help compile the Settings List and Stage Cue sheets, help with scene changes and resetting, and attend Production Meetings. We’re looking for someone able to work effectively under pressure, with good interpersonal and organisational skills, keen to gain experience in a professional theatre.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to

Dates: Wednesday 2 January – Sunday 10 March 2019 (9.5  weeks)
Hours of work: This placement would ideally be undertaken full-time. Hours will be worked flexibly over a 6-day week and include evenings and weekends; The Unicorn operates with Monday-Saturday (rehearsals) or Tuesday-Sunday (tech/performances) weekly models. As this is an unpaid placement, flexibility will be offered wherever possible to allow the post-holder to meet other commitments.
Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 12 November 2018. 

Application form | Job Description

Work Experience

The Unicorn offers one-week work experience placements to Year 10 and Year 11 students. Around 10 placements are offered each year. During the week, students move around different departments to get an understanding of how the theatre is run. Depending on what’s going on while you're with us, you might:

Observe rehearsals
Spend time with the marketing department
Help set up for workshops and other events
Spend a day with the Front of House Team, ushering performances
Spend time with the fundraising department
Help Stage Management source props for a show

Work experience slots are now booked up until the end of 2018. If you’re interested in joining us for a week in 2019, please email in January 2019. Please include a copy of your CV if you have one, and let us know which weeks are possible for you.