Skip to content

Employment Opportunities

Join the Mercury team!

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 and meals in the Mercury’s bar and restaurant
  • 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


Applying for a vacancy

Latest vacancies are listed below. All vacancies use the same application form.

Download the Application Form

Community Fundraising and Development Co-Ordinator (Part-Time)

Fixed Term, Part-Time: 0.5FTE for 24 month

As the Mercury embarks on a substantial Capital Development Programme, we are seeking a team member to proactively engage individuals and community groups in fundraising activities, whilst also supporting the Head of Development across various other income streams.

The Co-ordinator will play a vital role in engaging the local community with the Capital Appeal, ensuring systems are established, servicing fundraising activities, being an effective and vivacious advocate to our audiences, members of the public, local businesses and other stakeholders.

Download Job Description and Person Specification

Deadline for applications: 9 am, Friday 5 January 2018
To apply: download an application form above and send to

Technician (Casual)

Our in-house technical team are supported by a team of casual technicians who:

  • Deliver high quality technical support for Made in Colchester (in-house) productions at the Mercury, on tour and in the community
  • Provide technical support for visiting companies and one-nighters
  • Provide technical support for Creative Learning and Talent activities
  • Assist in the maintenance of stage electrical installation/equipment
  • Provide Duty Technical support for the general running of the Mercury

We are currently recruiting new casual technicians to join our team and would be interested to hear from any candidates who can demonstrate stage technical skills.  For further information, contact Ben Wills, Technical Manager, on


Mercury Voices Archive and History project

We’re looking for volunteers to support a range of work on the Mercury Voices Project. Find out more about Mercury Voices here! Or check out the project from the volunteer’s perspective here!

Mercury Voices Volunteer Application Form


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 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.


Follow Us For More

Join Our Mailing List