The Orchard Theatre is an exciting place to work and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to come and join us in a range of roles across different departments. We are extremely proud of our venue and enjoy working in an ever-changing environment with people who have true passion and drive for theatre, hospitality and creating a great customer experience.
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Why work with us?
A career with Orchard Theatres is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working with the Orchard Theatre is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.
Types of Roles
Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
The approachable Visitor Services team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.
Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting.
The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venue in this busy but exciting department.
Administration and Management
Off the stage a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly.
CHEF DE PARTIE
Here at The Orchard Theatre Dartford it is an exciting, fast-paced environment with a variety of shows, plays, music and comedy, as well as some community events. We also host functions including conferences, parties, and weddings.
About the Role:
The Chef De Partie is vital to the success of our business. The main responsibilities of the Chef De Partie will be:
Salary £22k - £23k per annum
Application Closing date 17 September 2023
Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with the Orchard Theatre is a really rewarding experience!
As a Orchard Theatre Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with the Orchard Theatre is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
About Trafalgar Theatres
Our venue is one 14 venues within Trafalgar Theatres' portfolio of theatres and concert halls. Trafalgar Theatres currently manages 20 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year Trafalgar Theatres programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.
Trafalgar Theatres is the UK’s second-largest venue operator and is a division of Trafalgar Entertainment.
Orchard Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs. Read modern slavery statement