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Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for Leeds Playhouse. Any jobs that are currently available are shown below.

  • Freelance Prop Makers Call Out

    We would like to increase our pool of freelance prop makers.

    To register your interest, please email your CV and a small sample of your portfolio to props@leedsplayhouse.org.uk.

  • Development Assistant (Trusts & Foundations)

    Are you an ambitious, enthusiastic, and proactive individual with a passion for the arts and arts engagement? Can you work effectively as a member of a busy team and manage your own workload, balancing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines? 

    Are you a good communicator, have strong writing and listening skills and the self-awareness and confidence to communicate effectively at all levels? 

    If yes, you could be our new Development Assistant (Trusts and Foundations). 

    Working with the Director of Fundraising and Development, you will support the administration around making Leeds Playhouse funding applications to Trusts and Foundations. You will be responsible to both the Director of Fundraising and Development and the Head of Development.  

    This is an important role in the team and one which carries responsibility for the timely delivery of applications, reports and evaluations. 

    You will have the skills to work on several projects at a time through to completion, within agreed timescales and to high standards. 

    This is a permanent contract, and you will be working 35 hours of paid work per week plus un-paid breaks (which may include evenings and weekend working with notice).  

    Pay for this role is £18,000 per year.  

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply: 

    Please complete both these forms before the application deadline.  

    We have a champion and allies scheme to ensure all employees feel supported, and candidates from diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply. 

    Deadline for applications: 19 August 2022 

    First Interviews scheduled for w/c 29 August 2022 

    To find out more about this role please contact Kath Russell Strategic Director of Fundraising & Development via email: kath.russell@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

  • Executive Administrator

    We are seeking a resourceful, confident, and brilliantly organised person who will relish the opportunity to become one of the lynchpins that makes our theatre thrive and our creative work possible.  

    As Executive Administrator you will work at the heart of the Playhouse, supporting the Artistic Director, CEO, Executive Director and our Senior Management Team. You will help translate strategic projects and initiatives into action by providing efficient project management and administration; create and roll out systems for storage of files and records digitally, support managers to collect consistent performance data and to utilise data to inform planning and action; ensure the business is compliant with its obligations to its main statutory funders and partners. 

    This is a permanent role. Hours are full time, 35 hours per week, generally 10.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, but with occasional evening and weekend work required and flexibility to work additional hours to meet deadlines.Some travel may be required. 

    Salary for this role is £26,000-28,000 per year dependent upon experience. 

    The playhouse is happy to consider a range of flexible working options including flexible working patterns and offering the role as a job share. 

    We aim to have staff that are representative of the local population. We therefore particularly welcome applications from the global majority, in particular those who identify as Black or Black British who are currently underrepresented in this area of our organisation. 

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply: 

    Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 22 August  

    1st Interviews planned for: Tuesday 30 August 

    2nd Interviews planned for: Thursday 8 September 

    To find out more about this role please contact Mark Dobson, Executive Director by email:
    mark.dobson@leedsplayhouse.org.uk 

  • Creative Support Worker

    Are you a compassionate individual who loves meeting and supporting
    individuals from all backgrounds? We are recruiting for a supportive person to join us in the role of Creative Support Worker across our activity. 

    Youth Theatre – weekly sessions for young people aged 5 – 25. 

    You will be responsible for supporting participants to experience creative opportunities and holistic
    person-centred support, using creative arts as a tool to express, develop skills and support positive wellbeing. 

    You will be working in collaboration with artists, youth, community and care workers and partnership organisations. 

    Our Creative Support Workers help ensure our participants can access the support they need whilst taking part in fun and creative activities that will give them a platform to express themselves. 

    This is a fixed term contract for 43 weeks (until July 2023), subject to a successful completion of a probationary period of 4 weeks. 

    This is a part time contract, and you will be working 18 hours per week, consisting of 16 hours of planning and delivery, plus 2 hours for
    departmental meetings. These hours will include evening and weekend work.  

    Pay is £7840.62 for the contract. This is equivalent to £10.13 per hour or £182.34 per week.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply: 

    Please complete both these forms before the application deadline. 

    Application Deadline: 17th August at 5PM 

    Due to the time of year, it will be a few weeks before you hear back about your written application. However, we will get back to everyone who applies. 

    Interviews will take place on the 9th of September. 

    To find more about this role please contact Eleanor Manners, Youth Theatre Director initially by email to
    eleanor.manners@leedsplayhouse.org.uk using the subject line “YT – Creative Support Worker” for your email.  

  • Head of Wigs (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – the musical)

    Are you a skilled individual with proven experience in wig maintenance and dressing? We are recruiting for a Head of Wigs to join our busy Wardrobe team, made up of Head Of Wardrobe, Deputy Head of Wardrobe, Head Cutter, Cutter, Wardrobe Assistant, as well as freelancers.

    The position of Head of Wigs is a vital role in the Wardrobe Department. They have the ability to work as part of a busy team using a range of skills and are able to work collaboratively with other departments. On Charlie & The Chocolate Factory the Head of Wigs will lead a team of 2 Wigs Assistants working on every performance.

    The Head of Wigs report directly to the Head of Wardrobe. This team works under the overall direction of the Technical Director.

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will be going out on a UK-wide tour after the run at Leeds Playhouse, produced by Playful Productions. There may be an option to be part of the touring team for this production – this would be separate to the contract with Leeds Playhouse & interest in touring with the show is not essential for this particular recruitment process.

    Pay for this role is £650 per week. This is a fully inclusive payment – you will not receive any additional payment for overtime; bank holidays worked; excess hours; or meal allowances.

    This is a fixed Term Contract from Monday 24 October 2022 – Saturday 28 January 2023. 

    Hours as required by schedules in order to complete assigned duties. Leeds Playhouse expects full attendance / availability for the period of the contract.

    Full attendance for production period which will include evening & Saturday working. Full attendance for all performances as per schedule which will include some bank holiday workings as well as evening & Saturday working.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Send your CV to wigs@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    2. Fill in our online application form
    3. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The deadline for applications is 12noon Wednesday 17th August 2022.

    To find out more, please contact the Head Of Wardrobe at wigs@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or telephone 0113 213 7241.

  • Wigs Assistant (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – the musical)

    We are recruiting for two Wigs Assistants to join our busy Wardrobe team, made up of Head Of Wardrobe, Deputy Head of Wardrobe, Head Cutter, Cutter, Wardrobe Assistant, as well as freelancers.

    The position of Wigs Assistant is a vital role in the Wardrobe Department. They have the ability to work as part of a busy team using a range of skills and are able to work collaboratively with other departments. On Charlie & The Chocolate Factory there will be a show team of 3 wigs personnel made up of Head of Wigs & 2 Wigs Assistants.

    The Wigs Assistants are led by the Head of Wigs and report to the Head of Wardrobe. This team works under the overall direction of the Technical Director.

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will be going out on a UK-wide tour after the run at Leeds Playhouse, produced by Playful Productions. There may be an option to be part of the touring team for this production – this would be separate to the contract with Leeds Playhouse & interest in touring with the show is not essential for this particular recruitment process.

    Pay for this role is £550 per week. This is a fully inclusive payment. This is a fully inclusive payment – you will not receive any additional payment for overtime; bank holidays worked; excess hours; or meal allowances.

    This is a Fixed Term Contract from Monday 31 October 2022 – Saturday 28 January 2023.

    Hours as required by schedules in order to complete assigned duties. Leeds Playhouse expects full attendance / availability for the period of the contract.

    Full attendance for production period which will include evening & Saturday working. Full attendance for all performances as per schedule which will include some bank holiday workings as well as evening & Saturday working.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Send your CV to wigs@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    2. Fill in our online application form
    3. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The deadline for applications is 12noon Wednesday 17th August 2022.

    To find out more, please contact the Head Of Wardrobe at wigs@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or telephone 0113 213 7241.

  • Head Dresser (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the musical)

    Are you passionate about costume? Want to work collaboratively to ease the smooth running of our Wardrobe department? We are recruiting for a Head Dresser to join our busy Wardrobe team, made up of Head Of Wardrobe, Deputy Head of Wardrobe, Head Cutter, Cutter, Wardrobe Assistant, as well as freelancers. 

    The position of Head Dresser is a vital role in the Wardrobe Department. They have the ability to work as part of a busy team using a range of skills, and are able to work collaboratively with other departments. On Charlie & The Chocolate Factory the Head Dresser will lead a team of 3 dressers working on every performance.  

    The Head Dresser report directly to the Head of Wardrobe. This team works under the overall direction of the Technical Director. 

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will be going out on a UK-wide tour after the run at Leeds Playhouse, produced by Playful Productions. There may be an option to be part of the touring team for this production – this would be separate to the contract with Leeds Playhouse & interest in touring with the show is not essential for this particular recruitment process. 

    Pay for this role is £650 per week. This is a fully inclusive payment – you will not receive any additional payment for overtime; bank holidays worked; excess hours; or meal allowances. 

    This is a Fixed Term Contract from Monday 31 October 2022 – Saturday 28 January 2023. 

    Hours as required by schedules in order to complete assigned duties. Leeds Playhouse expects full attendance / availability for the period of the contract.  

    Full attendance for production period which will include evening & Saturday working. Full attendance for all performances as per schedule which will include some bank holiday workings as well as evening & Saturday working.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Send your CV to victoria.marzetti@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    2. Fill in our online application form
    3. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The deadline for applications is 12noon Wednesday 17th August 2022.

    1st interview planned for w/c 22nd August 2022. 

    To find out more about this role, please contact the Wardrobe team at victoria.marzetti@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or telephone 0113 213 7241 

  • Dresser (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – the musical)

    We are recruiting for 3 Dressers to join our busy Wardrobe team, made up of Head Of Wardrobe, Deputy Head of Wardrobe, Head Cutter, Cutter, Wardrobe Assistant, as well as freelancers. 

    The position of Dresser is a vital role in the Wardrobe Department. They have the ability to work as part of a busy team using a range of skills, and are able to work collaboratively with other departments. On Charlie & The Chocolate Factory there will be a show team of 4 wardrobe dressers made up of Head Dresser & 3 dressers. 

    The Dressers are led by the Head Dresser and report to the Head of Wardrobe. This team works under the overall direction of the Technical Director. 

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory will be going out on a UK-wide tour after the run at Leeds Playhouse, produced by Playful Productions. There may be an option to be part of the touring team for this production – this would be separate to the contract with Leeds Playhouse & interest in touring with the show is not essential for this particular recruitment process.

    Pay for this role is £550 per week. This is a fully inclusive payment – you will not receive any additional payment for overtime; bank holidays worked; excess hours; or meal allowances. 

    This is a Fixed Term Contract from Monday 31 October 2022 – Saturday 28 January 2023

    Hours as required by schedules in order to complete assigned duties. Leeds Playhouse expects full attendance / availability for the period of the contract.  

    Full attendance for production period which will include evening & Saturday working. Full attendance for all performances as per schedule which will include some bank holiday workings as well as evening & Saturday working.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Send your CV to victoria.marzetti@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    2. Fill in our online application form
    3. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The deadline for applications is 12noon Wednesday 17th August 2022.

    1st interview planned for w/c 22nd August 2022. 

    To find out more about this role, please contact the Wardrobe team at victoria.marzetti@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or telephone 0113 213 7241

  • Senior Sound Technician

    Are you a skilled sound technician, with a passion for the arts? We are recruiting for a technician with experience in sound within the events and entertainment industry to join us in the role of Senior Sound Technician within our Sound department.

    You will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of Sound support for productions in our three venues, community-driven projects across our city, and creative projects as part of our digital development program.

    You will be working in collaboration with colleagues across our production department in support of external creative teams, visiting companies, and offering technical expertise to our digital development program.

    We operate under an in-house agreement. This is a permanent contract, subject to successful completion of a probationary period of 3 months. You will be working 40 hours per week over 6 days. Evening, weekend, and some public holiday work will be required. You will be expected to work overtime as required.

    Pay for this role is £20975 per year, plus BECTU/UK Theatre commercial get-outs and overtime payments.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Send your CV to sound@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
    2. Fill in our online application form
    3. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The deadline for applications is 12pm Thursday 25 August 2022.

    To find out more about this role, please contact the Sound Department via email at sound@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

  • Director of Producing

    Are you an experienced Producer looking for the opportunity to play a crucial role in the delivery of the creative ecosystem of one of the most respected producing theatres in the UK?

    If yes, then you could be our new Director of Producing at Leeds Playhouse.

    The Director of Producing plays a key role in the delivery of produced, co-produced and presented programmes from feasibility through to realisation on stage. They work with the artistic leadership team to scope the viability of projects, proactively pursue co-producers, and tour promoters, and then lead the process of delivering green-lit productions to the Playhouse’s stages. They have responsibility for creating budgets, schedules, and contracts to the benefit of both the Playhouse’s artistic achievement and financial sustainability.

    This role sits within the Artistic Planning Team, which is jointly led by the Director of Producing and the Associate Director and works closely with a range of departments and colleagues across the organisation. Under the leadership of the Artistic Director and the Deputy Artistic Director, this role is responsible for managing the team who deliver a year-round programme of produced, co-produced and presented work, including not just the best of UK subsidized and commercial theatre, but also a growing range of other artists and artforms that would otherwise not be available to the people of Leeds.

    We are seeking someone who will relish playing a crucial role in the creative ecosystem of the Playhouse. You will recognise and value all that makes the Playhouse one of the most respected producing houses in the UK whilst being capable of bringing fresh ideas and different ways of working to the organisation. You will be excited by the possibilities of working for an organisation that sits at the heart of a diverse and vibrant region that will soon host both Leeds 2023 and Bradford 2025 festivals.

    We welcome applications from people who consider themselves to be agents for change, working to create accessible and inclusive conditions for all who engage with the Playhouse to engage their full selves in an environment that is welcoming to all.

    This is a permanent full-time contract, and you are expected to work 40 hours per week, consisting of 35 hours of paid work, plus 5 hours of un-paid breaks.

    Some evening and weekend work will be required. You will not be paid for any overtime. Given the seniority of your position/the type of role you are undertaking, you will be expected to work unpaid such additional hours of work as are necessary to meet the requirements of our business and to ensure the proper performance of your duties.

    Pay for this role is between £42,000-£44,000 dependant on experience.

    To find out more about this role, please download our job pack. To apply:

    1. Fill in our online application form
    2. Fill in our online inclusion and diversity monitoring form

    The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 5 September 2022.

    First Interviews planned for: Friday 16 September 2022.

    Second Interviews planned for: Friday 23 September 2022.

    To find out more about this role, please contact Amy Leach – Deputy Artistic Director, initially by email: amy.leach@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors