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Please note there are no performances taking place at the Mercury Theatre building until our redevelopment work finishes in September. Check back soon for announcements on our exciting Autumn/Winter 2020 Season!

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
  • 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.

Stage One Regional Trainee Producer

In partnership with Stage One, we are looking for a resourceful & ambitious aspiring producer.

The Stage One Trainee Producer will play a key role in aiding the successful planning and execution of the theatre’s programme and identifying and exploiting the commercial potential of our work. This includes in-house productions and projects, co-productions, tours and the presentation of a wide range of visiting work. The successful candidate will subsequently receive vocational training, mentoring and support as part of their placement, giving them invaluable insight into programming and producing in a flagship regional producing theatre.

Download the full Job Description and Person Specification here.

Applications will be received through the Stage One website only. 

Applications close at 10am on Monday 10th February.







This scheme is funded by Stage One, which is a charity dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers. All organisations involved in the scheme are committed to improving diversity and accessibility across the Theatre sector and run a number of initiatives to encourage this.

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