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Working at the Mercury

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, parental or caring status, or age.

Where posts are graded at the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, we pay the highest amount of National Living Wage (intended for people aged 25+) irrespective of age.

Benefits of working at the Mercury

  • The Mercury operates a stakeholder pension scheme
  • Discount on drinks in the Mercury’s bar
  • The Mercury offers an interest free season ticket loan
  • The Mercury encourages attendance at performances with an allocation of tickets to employees (subject to availability and the Mercury’s ticket policy)
  • Free SmarterCard (subject to availability), giving discounts in a wide range of Colchester  shops, restaurants and leisure outlets

We are also a strategic partner with PiPA (Parents in Performing Arts), who campaign to enable and empower parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.

Project Manager

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead and shape an ambitious 3 year project that will provide much needed business support to over 100 businesses working across the creative industries and the performing arts located within the East of the country. This exciting new opportunity, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and based at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester will be housed within a new purpose built incubation space designed to enable collaborative innovation.

As Project  Manager you will be able to inspire and work with a diverse pool of artistic talent from across a wide range of creative industries. You will be able to identify and find routes to support these creative entrepreneurs’ individual business needs in order to design an innovative and intensive programme that will help address the barriers to growth that specifically exist within the performing arts and will help the programme achieve a lasting legacy.

The successful candidate will have the vision, skills and experience to lead this creative industries support programme.

For further details about the project and the role, download the Project Manager Recruitment pack here.

You are encouraged to contact Deborah Sawyerr, Deputy Executive Director, to discuss the role informally and confidentially. Please contact her on deborah.sawyerr@mercurytheatre.co.uk to arrange a convenient time.

To apply for this post, please send your CV and a letter of no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining what attracts you to this position, and evidence of your ability to meet the job description and person specification, together with the equality and diversity form, to recruitment@mercurytheatre.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August 2019.

 

                  


Project Coordinator

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester is seeking a Project Coordinator .

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled administrator to flourish within a demanding and rewarding role. You will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of launching and managing an ambitious 3 year programme of business support to over 100 creative businesses working in the East of the country. Based at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester and working alongside the Project Manager you will be responsible for initiating and managing all of the systems and processes to ensure the smooth running of the programme and all of its activities.

For further details about the project and the role, download the Project Coordinator recruitment pack here.

You are encouraged to contact Deborah Sawyerr, Deputy Executive Director, to discuss the role informally and confidentially. Please contact her on deborah.sawyerr@mercurytheatre.co.uk to arrange a convenient time.

To apply for this post, please send your CV and a letter of no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining what attracts you to this position, and evidence of your ability to meet the job description and person specification, together with the equality and diversity form, to recruitment@mercurytheatre.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 25 July 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August 2019.

 

                  


Call out to Creative Practitioners and Facilitators!

Are you a practitioner or workshop facilitator?

We are looking to find freelance practitioners to join our pool of Creative Learning and Talent practitioners to work with us on a variety of projects including our core youth theatre, schools work, older persons workshops, independent workshops and upcoming projects.

If you are interested in joining the pool of practitioners, please email your CV to makeit@mercurytheatre.co.uk with a covering letter telling us why you want to work with us, and the specific experience you have, that you think we need!

We are particularly interested to hear from practitioners who are based locally.

 

 


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