Work Opportunities

Work Opportunities

General Information

There are plenty of different ways to get involved with the Belgrade Theatre with a variety of career opportunities in both creative and administrative departments as well as in training and development.

There are many jobs ‘behind the scenes’ that go into running the theatre. The building is staffed from 6.30am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, with occasional Sunday opening. It is publicly funded and exists to provide cultural services to the public, to make our own productions and present the work of other theatre companies.

It is an incredibly busy environment and it is safe to say that no job is quite the same as its counterpart outside the theatre.

Apart from the actors and directors, there are numerous jobs available such as:

Wood-working – costume-making – prop-making – scenic painting – drama worker – stage-management – lighting technician – marketing – events – conferencing – operations – box office – chef – bar worker – administrator – waiter – fund-raising – accounting.

We advertise all permanent jobs on the Theatre’s website. Where appropriate we may also place ads in the local or national press. We are always interested to hear from people who want to know about working as an usher or on the bars or as a casual stage worker.

Job packs with further information and application forms can be found in the downloads section on the left of this page. Enquiries about recruitment can be made to

The Belgrade has an Equalities Team which monitors and develops the work the theatre is doing surrounding equal opportunities in the work place and diversity of the work force.

General Manager – Belgrade Production Services

The Belgrade Theatre is looking to appoint a General Manager to manage the business and growth of Belgrade Production Services (BPS). The role is based in the Theatre’s workshops with some visits to the main Belgrade Theatre building

BPS was set up in 2007 with the combined view of retaining skills in the city, specifically to make the Belgrade’s own productions, and through its commercial activity to make a significant net contribution to the Theatre that could be reinvested in the Theatre’s work

The post-holder will assist the Director of Production in developing the strategic growth of this commercial work and will take on the day to day management and reporting. Key requirements of the post include robust financial management and reporting, rigorously accurate and timely provision of financial information, management and processing of Client contracts and management of the BPS team.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 16 Sept, 9am
Interviews: Early Oct

Senior Accounts Assistant (full time)

The primary aim of this post is to be responsible for the preparation of the complex Belgrade payroll and reporting thereon; and to support the Financial Controller and Deputy Accountant. This new position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to progress within the Finance team to take full management accounts responsibility in the future.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 23 Sept
Interviews: w/c 23 Sept

Accounts Assistant (part time)

The Belgrade Theatre is looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant. The primary aim of this post is to be responsible for and to take ownership of the Purchase Ledger. However, the post-holder would also be expected to help provide cover for a range of other accounts tasks (mainly during periods of holidays and other absence).

Deadline for Applications: Mon 23 Sept
Interviews: w/c 23 Sept

Assistant Production Manager

The Belgrade Theatre is looking to appoint an Assistant Production Manager.

This new post is an exciting opportunity for someone to step up into production management in a busy producing theatre in the lead up to and delivery of Coventry City of Culture 2021. Reporting to the Director of Production, the Assistant Production Manager will take on specific responsibilities, whilst developing new skills and expertise that will position them for a senior role in the future.

The Production Department’s responsibilities are wide ranging and oversees the physical production and staging of all the Belgrade productions, co-productions, the staging of all Visiting Company productions, the Theatre’s commercial set building business Belgrade Production Services and oversees the Theatre’s building and maintenance programme.

This role supports the Director of Production in ensuring the production department is an effective hub which delivers on home produced productions and projects and to the highest of creative standards within a building that is fit for purpose.

Deadline for Applications: Mon 30 Sept, 5pm
Interviews: w/c 7 Oct
Start date: 6 Jan 2020

Committee Member (Young Person)

We are looking for a handful of motivated and enthusiastic 18-35 year olds, from diverse backgrounds, to sit on a range of our Committees at the Belgrade Theatre. You will have the opportunity to comment on what we do, how we continue to become sustainable and ultimately your views will help to shape the running of the Theatre. We appreciate that this may seem a daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way – to ensure that you are aware (and prepared) for the responsibilities of being a Committee member.

There is no deadline and no experience is necessary – just an interest in theatre and bags of enthusiasm for the Belgrade. This is your opportunity to take part in the journey to Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021.

More details about the role, including how to apply, can be found in the Committee Member (Young Person) Job Pack on the left-hand side of this page.

Deadline: Ongoing

Catering Assistants (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to recruit Casual Catering Assistants to help with the preparation, presentation and sale of food and beverages in the Belgrade’s cafe and bars in addition to events and conferences.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Ushers/Stewards (Casual)

The Belgrade is looking to appoint Casual Ushers/Stewards to support the Front of House Department’s aims, objectives and responsibilities in the Theatre’s varied and dynamic environment; providing a high standard of customer care and a wide range of services essential to the efficient day-to-day operations of the Belgrade Theatre, its staff, visitors and customers.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Contracted Carpenter

To offer Freelance Carpentry assistance to the Workshop department for the Belgrade Theatre and Belgrade Production Services (BPS), assisting with the building and construction of sets and scenery.

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

h2.Contracted Fabrication Engineer/Welder

Assisting the Head of Workshop in the smooth running of manufacture and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Contracted Scenic Artist

Assisting the Head of Scenic Art the smooth running of Scenic Art and maintenance of sets and other scenery and furniture for Belgrade Production Services.

Deadline for Applications: N/A

Board Director

The Belgrade is seeking a new Director who has extensive local business contacts to serve on its Board. For details please download the job description on the left hand side of this page.

No Closing Deadline