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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Full and part-time positions at Leeds Playhouse



  • Commercial & Operations Director

    In Autumn 2019 Leeds Playhouse will open its newly redeveloped building. We are looking for a new Commercial & Operations Director to help us welcome everyone to a newly refurbished building, and to welcome audiences to two refurbished theatres, and a new studio theatre, the Bramall Rock Void. You will join us to launch us into a new chapter as we approach our 50th anniversary in 2020, and look forward to Leeds’ landmark cultural celebration in 2023.

    We place the visitor at the heart of everything we do – we want people to feel they are “one of us”. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for what the Playhouse represents, who will provide great facilities and staff to match the quality of the work on our stages, and support the work of the Playhouse through the profits the operation delivers. You will need to find and keep the balance between commercial activity, and supporting the Playhouse’s ecosystem of work.

    We’re looking for someone who knows how to design and deliver an attractive food and beverage offer, and is also familiar with theatre, and how to keep people safe in a place they feel welcome.

    We need someone who has proved they are ready and able to join our senior leadership and management team, who already has experience of managing a wide range of roles.

    If you will be new to Leeds, you’ll be joining a modern growing city at the heart of the Leeds City Region, which combines the thriving cultural and educational sectors, a robust shopping and tourism offer, the largest financial centre in England outside London, and the Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep.

    If you would like to apply, please download the following:

    Please return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to by 9am on Thursday 21 March.

    Interviews will take place on Monday 15 April.

    If you’d like to talk to someone about the role before applying, please contact one of our joint Chief Executives.

  • Creative Engagement Administration Assistant

    Leeds Playhouse is seeking a Creative Engagement Administration Assistant.

    The Creative Engagement Administration Assistant is a new, temporary role (14 months) introduced to administratively underpin the award-winning Creative Engagement team.

    This role will be the first point of contact for visitors and participants as well as responding to general enquiries. They will be key in the administration for the team, from co-ordinating diaries, taking notes at meetings and collating and inputting data.

    The successful applicant will have excellent written and spoken communication skills and strong IT and organisational skills.  They will work in a high challenge high support environment, be a passionate ambassador for arts engagement and be enthusiastic about working with people from all backgrounds and communities.

    For more information and to apply for this post please download the following:

    Please email your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to

    The deadline for applications is Monday 1 April 2019.

    If shortlisted for interview you will hear from us by Friday 10 April 2019.

    Interviews will be held at Leeds Playhouse on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Download BrochureThe Pop-Up Season
Spring 19
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Spring 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors