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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.


Download our Equality & Diversity monitoring form

Current Vacancies

Please note for all vacancies we do not accept applications by CV, unless explicitly stated. Please complete the forms at the provided links below.

Casual Technicians

We are keen to hear from freelance technicians who would like to join our pool of casual staff who can be flexible in their working patterns.

If you’re a collaborative and experienced production professional, with a keen eye for detail, technical understanding and experience of producing theatre – we want to hear from you!

Apply now – Casual Technician

Download the Application Form

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