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 Technician (Casual)

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

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Maintenance Technician (Casual)

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

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Bar & Restaurant Team Member (Casual)

As a member of the Hospitality department, the purpose of the role is to uphold the conditions of the Theatre Licenses and assist in delivering an efficient conference, banqueting, bars and restaurant operation, ensuring set standards are achieved and maintained.  

The ideal candidate will be able to work a variety of shifts and be flexible in their working patterns, have good customer service skills and a sense of humour. Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

Salary: £8.91 per hour (gross)
How to apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Bars & Restaurant’. 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. Training sessions will be on the 12th and 13th August 2021.

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Hospitality Duty Manager - Part Time (30 Hours)

The Hospitality Duty Manager will assist in delivering an efficient conference, banqueting, bars and restaurant operation, ensuring set standards are achieved and maintained.  The role will assume responsibilities for opening and closing of the hospitality operation as required.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience as a successful supervisor, leader and motivator of a busy team and demonstrate a genuine desire in delivering outstanding customer service.

Salary: £14,300 per annum
How to apply: Monday 2 August 2021, 12pm
Closing date: Send a copy of your CV to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Hospitality Duty Manager’. 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!


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Kitchen Porter - Part Time (30 Hours)

We are looking for someone to join our fantastic team in the role of Kitchen Porter at the Wycombe Swan. 

The Kitchen Porter gets a great insight into how our kitchens operate.  They get a chance to work in all areas of the kitchen where they increase their knowledge, support the chefs and play an important role in the smooth running of the operation.  Experience isn’t necessary, what’s more important is that you are friendly, helpful and keen to get involved.

Salary: £13,900 per annum
How to apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Kitchen Porter’. 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 9 August 2021, 12pm

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Stage Door Keeper (Casual)

The role of the Casual Stage Door Keeper is to be a professional, helpful and friendly first point of contact for all visitors to the building. This is a safety-critical role, supporting the delivery of fire safety and security to the building, and being a vital link in reporting of incidents and evacuation. Members of the Stage Door team are responsible for opening or closing the building and helping to ensure key administrative and building processes run smoothly.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident, outgoing and a welcoming team player. They will have experience of working in a busy environment, dealing with a range of customers whilst maintaining exemplary levels of service. They will be able to remain calm in pressurised situations, be able to work on their own under their own initiative and have excellent communication skills.

Salary: £8.91 per hour (gross)
How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to admin@wycombeswan.co.uk with the subject title ‘Casual Stage Door’. 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

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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.

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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 Trafalgar Entertainment.

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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