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Job Vacancies at the Towngate Theatre

Running the exciting programme at the Towngate is a highly coordinated team effort, with people in a wide range of technical and creative roles from front-of-house to backstage to sound and light engineers, management, catering and janitorial.

Please don’t send us CVs and enquiries directly, as we don’t handle recruitment in house. Recruitment at the Towngate Theatre is managed by Basildon Council, and our job opportunities are advertised on the job vacancies pages of the Basildon Council website. To apply for any of the below advertised jobs please visit the Basildon Council jobs page here.

All vacancies are open to both internal and external applicants and are subject to the NJC conditions of service.

Duty Manager (Casual)

Job reference: RQ00819
Salary: Pay Band 4: (£10.60 per hour inclusive of fringe)
(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

We are looking for a welcoming and efficient Duty Manager to work as part of the front of house team at the theatre. The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision and safety of patrons, front of house, cafe and bar staff and volunteer ushers for performances, events and functions.

The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience of facilitating and supporting large scale events, hires and activities. The post holder should also have excellent communication skills, as the role will involve liaising and negotiating with external bookers and visitors. A willingness to work evenings, weekends and public holidays as required is essential.

If you feel that you have the necessary qualities then we would like to hear from you.

Click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification. Please complete the short application form and attach your CV detailing your relevant experience.

If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources on 01268 208242 or

Good Luck With Your Application

Catering Assistant (Casual)

Job reference RQ00839
Salary: Pay Band 2 (£9.18 per hour inclusive of Fringe)
(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

The Towngate Theatre are looking for individuals to support the Catering Team in the smooth running of all day to day operations. You may be the first point of call for internal and external customers and your primary goal is to give them an excellent audience experience by being welcoming, helpful, accurate, timely, and knowledgeable. You may occasionally be required to undertake shifts at our other venue The Place, which is based in the centre of Pitsea.

The Towngate Theatre runs its own catering which plays an important role in showcasing the quality of what we do. The theatre is about to embark on the delivery of an exciting new business plan that is set to widen the appeal of the theatre. We have seen a significant increase in the amount of customers using the café/bar and we are now seeking experienced individuals to help deliver our high quality service at our busiest times.

Training will be provided to ensure our service quality and food hygiene expectations is maintained. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a flexible, fast-paced and fun role to fit around their lifestyle.

If you would like to be part of the team apply now!

The Council is committed to ensuring that its policies and procedures are consistent with Essex Safeguarding Children Board and Essex Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board guidance.  This will help to minimise the risks to vulnerable groups and to ensure that the Council safeguards the health and wellbeing of its Service Users.

If you are successful, please be advised that you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

Click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please complete the short application form and attach your CV. Ensure that your CV details all relevant experience relevant to the Catering Assistant Job Description.

Good Luck with your application!