Listed below are all current vacancies at the New Vic.  If you are interested in any of these positions, the relevant application form must be completed. In the interest of fairness, we do not consider CV’s and covering letters when shortlisting candidates for interview unless specified.

Kiln Associates Programme

We are offering three companies the opportunity to be an Associate Artist for one year from September 2021 as part of Kiln Associates, the New Vic’s artist development scheme. Each company will receive an investment of £5,000 from the theatre as part of the scheme, to help support the artists develop ideas and practice across the course of the year.

Open to local, regional and national companies, successful applicants will have access to development space within the theatre building during the year, advice and support from New Vic staff and opportunities to observe work/rehearsals at the theatre, in addition to the investment of £5,000.

We are looking for companies who:

  • are working in performance (including but not limited to theatre, circus, dance, outdoor arts, live art, music, opera…)

  • are making exciting, innovative work that has the potential to engage our communities

  • are at a place in their development where being part of the Kiln programme will make a meaningful difference to their work, company and/or practice

  • feel that they can both benefit from, and actively contribute to, a relationship with the New Vic and the creative ecology in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

We are keen to ensure the Associate programme represents the range of artists in the UK, and warmly encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in the performing arts sector, including but not limited to, disabled artists, artists from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, artists who experience racism and artists who are LGBTQIA+.

The Associateship is not intended to support only a single artist. Unfortunately we are not able to support applicants who are currently in undergraduate or full-time postgraduate education and/or who have less than one year of professional experience.

For further information, including how to apply, please see our application pack below or email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk.

Application Pack

PDF download

Large Print/Plain Text Version

Audio Version
Part 1 – Introduction and about the New Vic (M4a)
Part 2 – Kiln Associates (M4a)
Part 3 – The offer (M4a)
Part 4 – How to apply (M4a)
Part 5 – Kiln network (M4a)
Part 6 – Logos (M4a)

Please email the following expression of interest and equal opportunities forms to us by 10am on Monday 17 May 2021: 

Expression of Interest Form – Associate Artist 2021

Expression of Interest Application – Audio (M4a)

EO Form – Associate Artist 2021

As part of the Kiln Associates programme, we are also launching a network hub open to any performing arts professional based in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area.  To sign up please visit our dedicated Kiln Network page here


Scenic Constructor

Full time: 40 hours per week
Salary £19,934 per annum (pay award pending)

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team making stunning and exciting scenery for the award winning New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire?  Are you a team player with experience in working in wood and carpentry?  Are able to construct from technical drawings?  If so we want to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced Scenic Constructor to join our busy Workshops department to produce set, props and furniture of a high standard for New Vic Productions.

You will have the ability to work under your own initiative and unsupervised with powered and hand tools.  Ideally you will have experience of metal working and welding and have an interest in theatre and the performing arts. 

Photographs of set and props produced by our Workshops team can be found at the following link: Photographs of sets and props

To apply please see our application pack below, email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk or telephone 01782 717954.


Application & EO Form – Scenic Constructor 2021

Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 19 May at 10am
Interviews will be held on 1 & 2 June 2021


Audience Development Officer

Full time: 40 hours per week
Fixed term contract until October 2023
Salary £20, 795 per annum

This role works across both New Vic and Appetite programmes and takes a lead responsibility for developing and implementing our audience development initiatives. We are looking for a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of developing working relationships with a broad range of people.  You will use your own initiative, have excellent organisational and administrative skills to meet deadlines and evaluate audience development schemes.

To apply please see our application pack below, email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk or telephone 01782 717954.


Application EO Form Audience Development Officer – April 2021

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 10 May 2021 at 10am
Interviews will be held on Thursday 27 May 2021


Newcastle Common Project Manager

Full time: 40 hours per week
Fixed term contract: 12 months
Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Salary £22,547 per annum

Do you have excellent project management and communication skills? Are you a problem solver with a ‘can do’ attitude, and experience in managing spaces (e.g. shop, community centre, venue)? If so, we want to hear from you.

As part of Appetite’s expansion into the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Appetite is developing Newcastle Common, planned to be a three-year programme looking at the changing use of the town centre. We will be testing empty shops as sites of production of culture, and as useful community spaces. We are looking to embed art and creativity in the town centre and reimagine what units could be used for in the future.

This is a new role within our busy Appetite Team and will act as Project Manager for Appetite’s Newcastle Common project; delivering on all aspects of the developing programme across multiple shop-style sites. You will provide practical, administrative and development activities.

Based at the Newcastle Common project office in Newcastle under Lyme town centre and the New Vic, this role is the everyday point of contact for the project. You will have the ability to manage and lead work onsite and communicate with a variety of people.

You will have experience in being an everyday point of contact for health & safety, volunteers and people (including Customer Service) and the ability to lead and manage work onsite. Experience in managing projects for organisations, in either a paid or voluntary capacity, where you’ve had key holder and budgetary responsibilities is essential. You will have a passion for the Arts and be committed to diversity and inclusion.

Hours will usually be worked flexibly across Tuesday to Saturday.

To apply please see our application pack below, email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk or telephone 01782 717954.


Application EO Form – Newcastle Common Project Manager 2021 final

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 7 May at 10am
Interviews will be held during week commencing 24 May 2021


Appetite Project and Marketing Assistant

Part time: 20 hours per week
Fixed term contract: 6 months starting in July 2021
Salary £9,585 per annum (£4,793 for 6 months)

We are looking for someone with experience in marketing or administration to support the Appetite team on specific projects with administration, marketing campaigns and be the ‘go-to’ contact for Appetite project enquiries.

You will be a collaborative team-player with excellent communication and organisational skills supporting specific projects within the Appetite programme. This is varied and busy role where no two days are ever the same.

To apply please see our application pack below, email recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk or telephone 01782 717954.


Application EO Form Project & Marketing Assistant (pt)

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 7 May at 10am
Interviews will be held on 24 & 25 May 2021


Casual Catering Assistants

We are looking for Casual Catering Assistants to join our busy and friendly café team that provides excellent food and customer service to our audiences. Shifts available between 5.30pm and 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Catering experience preferable, but full in-house training will be provided. What does matter to us the most, is taking pride in what you do and a willingness to learn. If you are able to work as a proactive team member in busy kitchen environment and use your excellent customer service skills when serving our customers, then we want to hear from you.

Hourly rates are paid at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.

If you are interested in applying, please contact recruitment@newvictheatre.org.uk.


The New Vic aims to attract, develop and retain the best talent for all roles and will always appoint based on merit.  We consider that diversity is good for the art we make, good for artists, good for audiences, and good for the cultural sector.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particular applicants with a disability, those who experience racism and those who are LGBTQIA+ as currently people in these groups are under represented across our entire workforce.

The New Vic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk and expects all those working at the New Vic (paid or unpaid) to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  Successful candidates for relevant roles will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. 

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