Job Opportunities

Careers

As one of the UK's leading regional theatres Wycombe Swan presents a diverse and exciting range of productions throughout the year. This makes for an inspirational working environment and one that attracts many talented and passionate individuals. With a range of opportunities on offer we are always looking for ambitious people to join the team and help us spread the word about the venue and its programme.

WHY WORK WITH US? CURRENT JOBS VOLUNTEERING SUCCESS STORIES

Why work with us?

A career with Wycombe Swan is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.

  • Our business model is unique and our specialisms are broad.  You will learn and grow with us. 
  • Our teams are super people to work with – we know because they regularly tell us!
  • We expect staff to express their views, to listen to ours and to be part of decision-making processes.
  • We’re proactively committed to diversity and equal opportunity for all.
  • We’re very supportive of our staff achieving a happy work-life balance.

Students

Working with the Wycombe Swan 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

Hospitality

Providing an 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.  

Ticket Office

The approachable Ticket Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.

 

Technical

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. 

 

Marketing

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. 





 

Current Vacancies

Theatre Administrator

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and creative Theatre Administrator, who should possess fantastic interpersonal skills and can be a strong leader. 

The administrator post is at the heart of the venue’s relationships with promoters, hirers and event organisers and is the conduit for event critical information between internal and external stakeholders. 

Salary: c. £25,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential

How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Admin’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!

Closing date: Monday 21st June 2021, 12pm

Download Job Description 

Download Application Form


Front of House Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and experienced Front of House Manager who will lead a committed team of volunteers who are passionate about the venue and its future success. You will ensure a friendly, welcoming, professional, and accessible service to all visitors. 

No two days are the same at the Wycombe Swan, from an intimate wedding to a sold-out West-End musical, you will be at the forefront of providing all of our customers a memorable experience. 

Salary: c. £25,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential

How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘FOH’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!

Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021, 12pm

Download Job Description 

Download Application Form


Hospitality General Manager 

We are looking for a hardworking, organised and dedicated professional who has a genuine passion for delivering an exceptional hospitality offer and first-class customer experience. 

Wycombe Swan Theatre is a vibrant, multi-use venue, boasting an impressive hospitality offering, as well as an eclectic programme of some of the best music, theatre and comedy in the country. The  Hospitality General Manager will have overall responsibility for ensuring the highest standards for all front of house and hospitality activity, including the in-house restaurant and bars, as well as bespoke dining events and private functions. 

Salary: c. £35,000 - £40,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential. You will have the opportunity to earn a performance-related discretionary bonus of up to 5% of your basic salary, linked to successful achievement of agreed objectives.

How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject line ‘Hospitality’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!

Closing date: Monday 14th June 2021, 12pm

Download Job Description 

Download Application Form

Venue Technician 

We are looking for a multi-skilled Technician who has a confident and approachable manner, a good sense of humour and be able to take and act upon instructions within a given time frame in a busy working environment.

As a member of the Technical Team, you will be responsible for assisting in show operations, get-ins, get-outs and other related duties for the diverse programme of live entertainment productions and events across our three venues as well as the routine maintenance of the building, as directed by the Buildings and Technical Manager. 

Salary: c. £21,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential

How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Technical’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!

Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021, 12pm

Download Job Description 

Download Application Form


Assistant Marketing Manager 

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated team player with a strong passion for Theatre to join our dynamic marketing team.

You will directly support the Marketing & Sales Manager in the day-to-day running of the Marketing Department and be responsible for the creation, management and implementation of multi-channel marketing campaigns for shows, hospitality-led events and other corporate and outreach initiatives.

Salary: c. £25,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential

How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Marketing’.
Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!

Closing Date: Sun 4 July 2021 at 6:00 pm

Download Job Description 

Download Application Form
 

Marketing Officer 

We are looking for a well-organised, self-motivated team player with a strong passion for delivering outstanding marketing campaigns.
 
You will promote Wycombe Swan, its activities and performances to external audiences, support the marketing and sales functions and ensure audience targets are met through robust and creative strategies.
 
Salary: c. £22,000 p.a. dependent on experience, ability and potential
 
How to apply: Please complete an Application Form available at wycombeswan.co.uk and submit with a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Marketing’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
 
Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021, 12pm

Download Job Description

Download Application Form
 

Casual Theatre Technician 

We are looking to appoint multi-skilled technicians with excellent technical skills and experience in either a professional, educational or performance environment. The applicant should be calm under pressure, a good problem solver and be able to work well as part of a team.
 
Salary: £8.91 per hour (gross) plus TMA (Get out rates ONLY) when applicable.
 
How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Casual Technician’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
 
Closing date: Ongoing

Download Job Description

Download Application Form
 

Casual Maintenance Technician 

We are looking to appoint a Casual Maintenance Technician to assist the Buildings and Technical Manager with keeping the building looking clean and presentable and in a good working order. Our ideal candidate will have previous practical experience, be able to work confidently with a variety of tools and equipment and ideally have experience of painting, plumbing, woodworking, minor fault finding and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation. The applicant should be calm under pressure, a good problem solver and be able to work independently but also as part of a team.
 
Salary: £9.41 per hour (gross).
 
How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Casual MaintenanceTechnician’. Tell us why you think you are suited to this role, why it interests you and how we’ll benefit from having you on board!
 
Closing date: Ongoing

Download Job Description

Download Application Form
 

 

Do you love theatre and the arts?

Have you ever considered Volunteering?

Volunteers 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 Wycombe Swan is a really rewarding experience!

As a Wycombe Swan 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 Wycombe Swan 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.

Apply via email

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.

Fiona Martin, General Manager 

Fiona has worked in Theatre since she was 15 years old. She studied Technical Theatre at college before deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in a more customer facing role, so did a degree in Arts & Event Management.

After graduating in 2008, Fiona took up a post at the Wycombe Swan as a Catering Duty Manager and has also worked outside the group for other theatres. She says that “working for HQ Theatres has allowed me to widen my experience by working at other venues within the group. I now have responsibility for building relationships with local and corporate partners as well as identifying new hospitality based events. With lots of opportunities for career progression, I must say that it is a really busy environment but one that I find to be highly enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding.” 

 

Kirsty Huntington, Ticket Office Manager

Kirsty has worked at Wycombe Swan for nearly 17 years and has been lucky enough to work in nearly every department within the theatre.

Kirsty says that “I have always felt most at home within the Ticket Office where I started as a casual member of staff and have progressed to managing the whole team. Working in a theatre means no one day is ever the same as the next one; you can have a building full of children watching Ben and Holly then the following day you will have a sold-out ballet. This makes things so interesting, with a variety of excited customers coming through our doors each and every day.”

 

About HQ Theatres & Hospitality

Wycombe Swan 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 Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe.

View Other Careers with HQ Theatres & Hospitality

Wycombe Swan 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