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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
  • 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.


Engagement Producer

We are recruiting an Engagement Producer to plan and produce the schools and community engagement activities of the theatre with vision, energy, ideas and enthusiasm.

The Engagement Producer will be responsible for planning community engagement with the Creative Director, producing all of the Mercury’s engagement programmes and working with the Creative Learning & Talent team to source suitable practitioners to deliver projects.

Find out more and apply for this vacancy here.

Closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday, 27th August 2019. Interviews will be on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

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