Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK. The School is anticipating that it will recruit for several roles in the coming months as part of plans to enhance its operations and the student experience. Please check back regularly for details of new opportunities.
If you have any further enquiries relating to these roles, please contact [email protected] in the first instance.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a full-time Admissions Manager to lead the team and manage the administrative admissions process of the School’s higher education provision as validated by the University of the West of England (UWE).
The team is the first point of contact for applicants, some of whom will become our future students. The team set the tone for the Theatre School in ensuring that the process is fair, smooth and well-communicated to all our applicants. The post-holder will be assigned to manage and be accountable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, across all courses.
The post-holder will be responsible for decision-making at a strategic level, assessing the fee status of applicants, ensuring the School meets statutory deadlines and working flexibly and collaboratively with the Data Manager and Student Recruitment team.
The ideal candidate will be equipped with relevant sector knowledge, excellent analytical and writing skills, experienced in delivering a first-class customer service, and an understanding of national and international admissions processes, including UKVI requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to join the School’s staff as BOVTS seeks to consolidate its world-class reputation as a leader in drama education.
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Posted: Wednesday 21 February 2024
Closing date: Wednesday 13 March at 5pm
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Candidates are invited to additionally complete the equality and diversity monitoring form. Your covering letter should be no more than one side of A4 and describe what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 March, but this timescale is subject to change. If you have further questions about the role or making your application, please contact [email protected].
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a part-time Premises Officer to proactively support and manage all premises-related aspects across the Theatre School, which currently occupies three sites.
The role holder will develop, review and monitor premises-related policies, as well as being responsible for the safe and efficient day-to-day operation of all Theatre School premises-related functions and resources, managing security systems and participating in the planning of the School’s use of future spaces as required in the future.
Equipped with the relevant knowledge and experience in health and safety, maintenance and project management, you will take the lead in ensuring the School’s estate provides a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which our students can train.
The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, flexible in their approach and with demonstrable organisational skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Theatre School’s core staff and to support the delivery of the School’s property strategy.
Contract: Permanent, part-time
Salary: £15,000 per annum (£30,000 pro-rata)
Posted: Tuesday 13 February
Closing date: Friday 1 March at 5pm
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Candidates are invited to additionally complete the equality and diversity monitoring form. Your covering letter should be no more than one side of A4 and describe what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 4 March, but this timescale is subject to change. If you have further questions about the role or making your application, please contact [email protected].
Senior Acting Tutor (Term time contract)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a Senior Acting Tutor to join its core teaching team, to help provide contemporary actor training across its undergraduate and postgraduate acting degree courses.
Experienced in teaching actor training through a variety of pedagogies from a range of practitioners, you will be organised, creative and have a commitment to diversifying curricula beyond a Eurocentric perspective. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching acting in a screen and recorded media context within a higher education or a professional training environment.
You will work closely with the Director of Acting Courses to develop and deliver a forward-looking curriculum through classes, workshops and tutorials, and through identifying and employing a range of visiting directors. This is an exciting opportunity to join BOVTS and to contribute towards the delivery of world-class actor training.
Contract: Permanent, term-time only
Salary: £35,000 per annum, pro-rata
Posted: Friday 2 February
Closing date: Friday 23 February at 9 am
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Candidates are invited to additionally complete the equality and diversity monitoring form. Your covering letter should be no more than one side of A4 and describe what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 26 February, but this timescale is subject to change. If you have further questions about the role or making your application, please contact [email protected].
BOVTS Young Artists Leaders
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is recruiting for Young Artist Leaders to develop and deliver tuition to young people from Bristol and the surrounding areas in performance and technical theatre skills. BOVTS Young Artists is the Theatre School’s youth academy with classes running on Sunday mornings during term time.
We are looking for people who are experienced performers, stage managers or teachers to deliver this work. If you feel you can inspire the next generation of theatre makers, come and work with our Young Artists!
Hours: For shift patterns, please download the job description.
Closing date: We recruit Young Artists Leaders on a rolling basis. There is no fixed deadline for application.
If you have further questions about this role, please contact our Head of Non-Degree Studies, Faye Elvin. Completed job applications should be emailed to [email protected].
Each term, we engage a range of freelance staff in a variety of roles across the Theatre School. Employing visiting professionals helps ensure our curricula remain informed by latest industry practice and that our students experience working with a variety of different practitioners.
Examples of freelance opportunities might include:
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We are always keen to hear from practitioners who can bring new approaches and expertise to the School. We are particularly interested to hear from those with identities or backgrounds under-represented within our own workforce and across the wider arts and training sectors. For further information about the School’s approach to recruitment and selection, please use the drop-down menu below.
All visiting freelancers are expected to abide by the School’s codes of conduct for staff and to demonstrate a commitment to the School’s Vision and Values, which underpins our approach to teaching and learning.
If you are interested in working with us, please email a copy of your CV and/or a covering letter to [email protected].
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We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job. Recruitment will be on the basis of the applicant’s abilities and individual merits, measured against the job criteria and competencies.
Equality and diversity
The Theatre School recognises the positive value of diversity, promoting equality and challenging unfair discrimination. We welcome applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and across the wider arts and training sectors: these include, but are not limited to, people who are culturally and ethnically diverse and experience racism in our society, those with LGBTQ+ identities, neurodivergent and/or D/deaf and disabled, those with caring responsibilities and those who have experience socio and economic barriers.
We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on the grounds of age, disability, educational background, gender, employment status, ethnic origin, marital / partnership or family status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, social class, transgender, working pattern or any other irrelevant factor in any aspect of employment.
We are committed to employing disabled people, and reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is appointed, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace as far as possible, including premises & equipment, duties, practices or policies.
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We use a range of methods at the interview stage to assess candidates against objective job criteria contained in the job description and employee competencies applicable to the role. The purpose is to accurately predict a candidate’s ability to perform the job in question. All interviews will be undertaken by a panel of two or more people, and we will endeavour for the panel to be representative of society. Selection panels will keep written notes on each applicant recording reasons for decisions taken. These are disclosable to the applicant. All disabled applicants (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who meet the essential criteria as defined in the job description will be guaranteed an interview.
We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce. Where two candidates are equally scored following interview or assessment, positive action will be taken and we may appoint a candidate with a protected characteristic which is underrepresented within the Theatre School.
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