The Beck Theatre are exciting places to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venues and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive. If you're looking to work in unique surroundings and drive your interests and ambitions forward, we may have just the job for you.
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Why work with us?
A career with the Beck Theatre is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working with the Beck Theatre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.
Types of Roles
Providing innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
The approachable Box Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.
Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting.
The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.
Administration and Management
Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly.
Closing date: Fri 31 December 2021
Purpose of the role: As a member of the Casual Technical Team, the post holder will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of, setting up and a variety of operational duties in respect of the diverse range of productions and events staged by professional and amateur companies, as directed by the Technical Manager.
Our ideal candidate: We are looking for multi-skilled Technicians to ensure a smooth running, efficient and safe working environment for all staff and visiting companies, to assist with building maintenance and to strive to offer the best possible service to all users of the Beck Theatre.
Casual Duty Manager
Salary: £10.50 p/h
Purpose of the role: To manage the Beck Theatre Front of House operation during a show, leading the Hospitality team and Volunteer Ushers in the delivery of a world-class experience to all customers, ensuring everyone has a fantastic time, safely.
Our ideal candidate: Someone with a passion for delivering outstanding customer service, great attention to detail and the ability to inspire a team.
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with the Beck Theatre is a really rewarding experience!
As a the Beck Theatre Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with the Beck Theatre is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet the team
We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.
Hollie joined the Beck in 2005 as Marketing Assistant, she started doing some additional casual hours in the Box Office to help out the team and realised that she loved meeting and assisting all of our customers. In 2014 she became the Box Office Manager, a busy role that she finds interesting and very varied as well as lots of fun.
Hollie says “I never thought I would end up in the Box Office when I first started working at my local theatre. I really enjoy welcoming excited audiences to the theatre to watch their favourite shows."
The Beck Theatre has been a very big part of Savannah’s life ever since she played a sugar cube in Beauty and the Beast at the age of three. She returned to our stage for the annual Summer Projects ‘Footloose’ in 2010 and ‘Grease’ as Rizzo in 2014. Savannah then started helping out the Marketing team with promotions at local events such as Hayes Carnival, Brunel Freshers Fayre, Family Arts Festival and storytelling at Waterstones Uxbridge. In 2015 she joined the team full-time as Box Office Supervisor and has recently been promoted to the role of Assistant Hospitality Manager.
Savannah says “I LOVE THE BECK! It is such a brilliant theatre and I am so lucky to be working here with so many great people. I love helping our customers enjoy their evenings out.”
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
The Beck Theatre is one 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.
HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.
The Beck Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read Modern Slavery Statement