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We’re looking for talented people to join our team at the Unicorn Theatre - the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. Now in our fifth year under the joint leadership of Artistic Director, Purni Morell and Executive Director, Anneliese Davidsen (and celebrating the 70th anniversary year of the organisation), the theatre has established a strong reputation for producing exceptional work. 

We’re also 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.

FRONT OF HOUSE USHERS / UNICORNERSHOP ASSISTANTS (CASUAL)

We are always looking for lively folks to join our team. Are you an enthusiastic, committed and reliable individual who is willing to work early mornings and lots of weekends with a big smile and a friendly face? Our Ushers are a small team of busy bees who cover all Front of House responsibilities from ripping tickets, selling ices, giving backstage tours to watering the plants. Our Unicornershop Assistants are a dedicated team who run our small theatre shop and cafe. Located in the foyer, the Unicornershop is our one-stop destination for hand-picked and ethically sourced food, toys and books, all at pocket money prices. We also offer a range of items and packages online – take a look here. 

The new season at the Unicorn promises to be a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. With up to 5 shows a day in three separate spaces your ability to keep calm under pressure will be tested!  We need you to be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for young people and their enjoyment. You need to be committed to providing the highest level of customer service to all our visitors both the children and their grown-ups. Previous usher, cafe and shop work is desirable but not essential; however to apply for a Unicornershop Assistant position you must have cash-handling experience and be at least 18 years old.

How to apply: If you would like to apply for either role, and feel you have the skills we are looking for, please send a covering letter and CV to FOHRecruitment@unicorntheatre.com or by post to Front of House Manager, Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, SE1 2HZ and we will be in touch very soon. 

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR MOBO FELLOWSHIPS 

Applications are now open for 2017 /18 MOBO Fellowships.The London Theatre Consortium (LTC) have partnered with MOBO to create a fellowship programme aiming to develop a more diverse Executive Producer / Executive Director leadership in UK theatre.

Up to 4 fellowships will be offered for 6-12 months from November 2017. Identifying mid-career highly-skilled theatre producing, administration and management talent, the objective is to demystify the Executive leadership of major London theatres, to mentor and support mid-career thinking, and provide pathways for emerging producing and management talent towards leadership.  

The Fellowships will offer:  
- Attendance at LTC meetings
- Bespoke access to and mentoring by the Executive Directors / Executive Producers across the 14 member theatres including shadowing opportunities
- A session with Kanya King, MOBO Awards founder
- Attendance at opening nights at member theatres
- Attendance and introductions at key sector events
- The fellows will form a cohort to support one another during and after the Fellowships are complete

Applications are open now, and close on 22 September. For more information and how to apply, download the information pack.