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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.

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE (PART TIME, 0.4 POST) 

We are seeking an organised and persuasive individual to support the work of the Unicorn Theatre’s Development team, with a particular focus on individual giving.   You will be experienced in research, cultivation and developing long standing relationships.  You will be an excellent communicator, able to forward plan the needs of other individuals and happy to prioritise strategically.  You will have impeccable communication and organisational skills, and will be committed to the Unicorn’s mission and ambition for the future of theatre for young audiences.

The Development Executive will work across all areas of individual giving, including cultivation and stewardship.  This post is advertised as a 0.4 contract, and while it is envisaged that this may mean 2 days per week, we strongly welcome applications from people who would like to discuss a flexible arrangement.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the following forms:

Job description
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Closing date for applications: Monday 24 July @ 10am
Interviews: w/c 24 July

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.