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Towngate Theatre is an exciting and lively regional theatre based in Basildon, Essex, where we welcome over 100,000 theatregoers through our doors each year. We present an eclectic mix of theatre, music, comedy and dance across two performance spaces: the Main Auditorium (575 seats) and the Mirren Studio (220 seats).
We provide a friendly and polite welcome to a wide range of professional productions and community organisations, in addition to producing our own successful in-house pantomime.

Theatre Technician

Permanent Contract
Part Time: 20 hours per week
Salary: Pay Band 4 (£11,856 to £13,308.24 per annum inclusive of fringe)
(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

We are looking for a welcoming and efficient Theatre Technician to work as part of the Technical team at the theatre. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and facilitating productions as well as backstage requirements for all events as directed by the Technical Manager or Deputy Technical Manager this includes the operation / maintenance of the theatre on a day to day basis including but not limited to Duty Technician, Lighting Technician / Operator / Sound Technician / Operator, Flyman, Followspot Operator, Stage Crew, Seating Calls and Stage Door cover duties.

The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience of technical knowledge, facilitating and supporting of large scale productions, hires and events. The post holder should also have excellent communication skills as the role will involve liaising with external production companies and hirers, should be flexible with working hours as you will be required to work daytimes, evenings, weekends and public holidays.

To apply for this position, please complete the application process here.

Chef (Casual)

Permanent Contract
Part Time: 20 hours per week
Salary: Pay Band 3 (£11,000.28 to £11,430.62 pro rata inclusive of fringe)
(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

We are looking for a part time Chef to provide first class customer service with a high standard of presentation. The successful candidate will be required to operate commercial catering equipment, clean the equipment and surfaces, as well as recording the cleaning in the kitchen’s daily diary. The Chef will also be responsible for the rotation of stock and appropriate stock control. The post holder will be required to prepare and cook meals, to undertake temperature checks, hygiene inspections and records, and immediately reporting any issues.

The post holder should have demonstrable experience of working in a busy hospitality venue, be prepared to work as part of a team, and assist in all aspects of service. A willingness to work evenings, weekends and public holidays as required is essential. As the part time Chef, you will be required to hold Food Hygiene certification, preferably at Level Three.

To apply for this position, please complete the application process here.

Catering Assistant (Casual)

Casual Contract
Salary: £10.15 per hour inclusive of fringe
(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

The Towngate Theatre are looking for hardworking individuals to join the Catering Team in the smooth running of all day to day operations of our in house café and bar. As a casual catering assistant, you will be able to manage the efficient delivery of the café and bar service within the theatre. You may be the first point of call for customers and your primary goal is to give them an excellent audience experience by being welcoming, helpful, accurate, timely, and knowledgeable.

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. A willingness to work evenings and weekends is essential.

If you would like to be part of Basildon’s success, we look forward to receiving your application.

To apply for this position, please complete the application process here.