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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/beliefs, sexual orientation, parental or caring status, or age.
Where posts are graded at the National Minimum Wage of National Living Wage, we pay the highest amount of National Living Wage (intended for people aged 25+) irrespective of age.
- We operate a stakeholder pension scheme
- We offer an interest free season ticket loan
- We encourage attendance at in house productions with an allocation of tickets for our team (subject to availability and our ticket policy)
- Free membership to SmarterCard (subject to availability), which gives discounts in a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure outlets around Colchester.
We are proud to be a Forces Friendly employer. We are currently the only theatre in the country to be recognised on the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have held our silver award since 2016 and work hard to support, nurture and value the large garrison community we have in our town. We pride ourselves on flexible working, supporting working parents and their family’s changing situations, and nurturing talent in individuals from all backgrounds and experience.
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 attitude 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.
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Mercury Young Company Youth Assistants
We’re looking for enthusiastic Mercury Young Company Youth Assistants to join the Mercury team as we expand our offer of community activities in our completely refurbished and reinvigorated building, following an extensive £10m refurbishment.
You will support the Creative Engagement team in providing high quality organisational support to ensure the effective delivery of the MYC’s activities.
If you have passion for theatre for and with young people, we want to hear from you!
This is a fixed-term, part-time role. Hours will be agreed specific to the project with start and end dates for each term.
Applications close at 10:00am on Tuesday, 3 August 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 24 August, 2021.
To apply, download the application form, then click on the ‘Apply now’ button below. Read and follow the instructions carefully. You will be able to outline how your experience, skills and interests make you a suitable candidate for this role in writing or by submitting a video (Please note that you will need to download the ‘video recruit’ app for Android or IOS to submit your video answer).
Customer Experience Assistant (Trainee)
We’re looking for enthusiastic Customer Experience Trainees to join the Mercury team. We have re-opened our completely refurbished and reinvigorated theatre and café bar, following an extensive £11m refurbishment.
You will support the Customer Experience team in providing a Mercury welcome to all visitors, including ticket sales, seating audiences, serving in the new café bar and event management.
Enthusiasm and cheerfulness are essential to get the most from this opportunity. No previous experience is necessary. You must be excited about welcoming customers and visitors to the Mercury. As a member of the Customer Experience team, you will be motivated, organised and customer focused.
To apply for this role, you must be between 16-24 years old and in receipt of Universal Credit. You will need to be referred by a Work Coach.
Applications close at 10:00am on Wednesday, 11 August 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17 August, 2021.
To apply click on the ‘Apply now’ button below. Read and follow the instructions carefully. You will be able to answer two questions either in writing or by submitting a video (Please note that you will need to download the ‘video recruit’ app for Android or IOS to submit your video answers).