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Mayflower Theatre is the largest independent theatre in the south of the UK. We present a wide range of performances including large scale musicals, opera and dance.  Working in our lovely Grade II listed building we have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our busy, friendly facilities and security team.

In particular you will:

Provide general maintenance to the theatre building and modern office block

What are we looking for in a potential Maintenance Assistant:

  • Are you reliable, punctual & honest?
  • Do you have basic experience with plumbing (e.g. can you change a tap and/or a flush mechanism inside a toilet cistern?)
  • Are you able to distinguish between different light fittings & lamps (e.g. LED vs non-LED)
  • Do you have basic wood-working skills?
  • Do you have a keen eye for detail & an awareness of good Health & Safety practices?
  • Are you the type of person who takes pride in their work & likes to do the job right first time?
  • Are you available to work 5 days out of 7 (including evenings & weekends)?
  • Would you like to work in a supportive & exciting live entertainment environment?
  • Can you ask for help when you need it?
  • Are you confident in using a computer?

If you answer yes to the above questions, we would love to hear from you.

A full driving licence would be an advantage.

Salary is £24,331k per annum plus benefits on a permanent contract

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week – hours will be flexible on a rota basis to suit business needs and include evenings and weekends. Interviews will be held at Mayflower Theatre.


(Annualised Hours Contract)

Mayflower Theatre is the largest independent theatre in the south of the UK and on our stage are a wide range of shows including large scale musicals, opera and dance.  We are looking for a Team Leader to join our busy, friendly Front of House team to support the Duty Manager in the smooth running of all FOH activities.

In particular you will:

  • Assist in the smooth running of all Front of House activities (shows and functions) with an emphasis on demonstrating excellent customer service whilst ensuring the comfort and safety of customers and colleagues
  • Confidently resolve customer complaints and incidents with positive outcomes.
  • Lead and motivate our FOH and Bar teams – displaying leadership skills, a positive attitude and solid team working.
  • Promote and upsell ancillary sales.
  • Be a responsible personal licence holder in our bars whilst open to the public.
  • Assist in the training of staff and promote good practice whilst enforcing company polices and set procedures.

Our ideal applicant will have:

  • A good level of education, with excellent written, verbal and communication skills.
  • Previous proven supervisory experience of teams.
  • Proven experience in a customer facing role including bar work.
  • Be an excellent team player.
  • Be a self-starter and show initiative.
  • Good computer skills – Including MS Office, and EPOS systems.

Roles will be offered based on an annualised hours contracts of 1040 hours per year – an average of 3-5 shifts or 20 hours (average) per week – including afternoons, evenings, and weekends. All applicants must be available for weekend work and must be available to work over the busy Christmas period, including performances on Boxing Day.

At Mayflower, our vision is to be recognised nationally in providing inspiring experiences. As a charitable trust, our aim is to provide a diverse programme of quality arts experiences while being valuable to the community and local cultural offering.

We are looking for a number of Dressers to join us on a casual basis.

As a member of our Technical team, you will be working on a wide range of shows incorporating most genres of live entertainment performed on our stage.  These roles would be suitable for a candidate with proven experience within a presenting theatre, producing house or other live show productions.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To be able to sort and set up quick change areas, dressing rooms and costume presets.
  • To assist with the get in, set ups and get outs of wardrobe facilities and costumes.
  • To assist with wardrobe maintenance and laundry duties.
  • To help performers with quick changes and getting in and out of costume before, during and after performances quickly and efficiently.
  • To make temporary repairs to costumes within limited time scales and under pressure.
  • To communicate effectively with a range of creative personalities

Ideally you will have:

  • A good General level of education
  • Dressing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a team
  • Basic needlework skills
  • Experience of costume maintenance
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction quickly and accurately
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility

Salary: £12 per hour standard rate, plus enhancements for Sundays / Bank Holidays (Double time) and TMA get outs as applicable.  Evening and weekend working will be required.  Interviews will be held either at Mayflower Theatre, or online video call.

Cleaner Casual

Mayflower Theatre is the largest independent theatre in the south of the UK. We present a wide range of performances including large scale musicals, opera and dance.  Working in our lovely Grade II listed building we have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our busy. We are recruiting for professional casual cleaners.

Hours: Variable to suit the Theatre needs (casual contract) will include weekends

Salary:  £12 per hour

Duties and responsibilities:

The role of Cleaner is key to the smooth running of all aspects of the cleaning operation in the theatre.

In particular you will:

  • Ensure the theatre and office building is cleaned to a high standard
  • Be responsible for safe and efficient operation and use of cleaning equipment and consumables, giving due attention to safety requirements.

Our ideal applicant will have:

  • GCSE level education
  • Good practical cleaning skills
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be a good team player

Press and Marketing Manager

MAST Mayflower Studios is a multi-artform venue with three creative spaces, meeting rooms, and office space for our resident partners. We present touring theatre shows, develop new talent and produce our own productions. We operate under the Mayflower brand along with Mayflower Theatre and collectively we provide Inspiring Experiences to all. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Press and Marketing Manager to join and lead our busy, friendly marketing team to lead the marketing campaigns for all our shows, events and projects at MAST Mayflower Studios.

We are looking for a strong leader and self-motivated marketeer who can inspire others, be versatile and dynamic even when the odds are stacked, and a be a champion and lover of theatre and the arts. You’ll love working in a fast-paced environment working with a creative team to deliver revenue and attendance targets in a multi art form venue in the centre of Southampton. As part of the Mayflower Leadership Team you will be a key player at setting and delivering marketing strategy and managing a dynamic team. From promoting the venue, and delivering ticket sales targets to creating the look and feel for a new production, no two days will be the same.

Press and Marketing Manager

In particular, you will:

  • Lead the Marketing department
  • Devise and implement marketing and audience development strategies related to key organisational objectives
  • Implement strategic and innovative campaign plans
  • Oversee show marketing campaigns to achieve revenue targets and maximise attendance
  • Develop relationships with promoters, partners, producers and suppliers to build trust and understanding

Our ideal applicant will

  • Have demonstrable leadership and people management experience
  • Have experience of running marketing campaigns and managing budgets
  • Have experience in leading a team
  • Have experience of analysis and reporting on data
  • Have experience of database interrogation and email platforms
  • Have experience in project management
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Have knowledge of the local arts scene
  • Have great attention to detail

Youth Projects Programme Lead

Mayflower Theatre is the largest theatre on the South Coast with 2,271 seats in the auditorium. The Theatre’s aim is to bring a diverse range of shows to Southampton. We present a mixture of spectacular touring productions, from musicals to dance, opera, drama, ballet and comedy.

MAST Mayflower Studios is a cultural and community hub. We present family shows, dance, musicals, music, comedy, circus, cabaret, spoken word, and visual arts. We put participation at the heart of everything we do.

Both the Theatre and Studios operate under the Mayflower brand. Collectively we provide Inspiring Experiences to all who engage with each venue.

As Youth Projects Programme Lead, you will coordinate our Summer Youth Project at Mayflower Theatre and our Christmas Youth production at MAST Mayflower Studios. You will also coordinate our Actor Training Scheme Elevate Ensemble.

We are searching for someone with a “can-do” attitude and the ability to work well under pressure to provide administrative support; organise and support youth projects in the Engage department; and supportive creatives in delivering large scale youth theatre productions at our venues.

Summer Youth Project & Christmas Youth Production

We stage two large scale youth productions a year. Our Summer Youth Project takes place on our Mayflower Theatre stage each summer and hosts a cast of up to 150 young performers from across Hampshire. Our Christmas Youth Production takes place in studio 1 in MAST Mayflower Studios and hosts a cast of 50 young performers. Both productions are musical theatre and involve a professional creative team.

The Elevate Ensemble – Youth Training

The Elevate Ensemble is our Youth Actor Training initiative. We will take up to 15 young people (16 – 25yrs) who are underrepresented in the industry on a part time free actor training programme, which provides comprehensive pathways to drama school training.

What are we looking for in our Youth Projects Programme Lead?

  • Educated to a degree level in drama, performing arts or an arts-based subject or equivalent qualification or experience
  • At least 1 years’ experience of managing programmes with young people
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and work to strict deadlines.
  • A robust understanding of the theatre production process.
  • Previous experience of administering and co-ordinating arts-based projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker, whilst also working well within small teams.
  • Maintain a flexible approach and be an independent problem solver.
  • Be skilled in Microsoft packages inc. word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience in evaluation and reporting on projects

If you answer yes to the above questions, we would love to hear from you.

Salary is between:  £27,000 – £28,000 per annum plus benefits.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week which includes evenings and weekends. This will include working over the Christmas period. Interviews will be held at Mayflower Theatre and include a practical workshop and formal interview.

How to apply:

Full details including job descriptions can be found at

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team. If you are interested and would like to apply please go to

Mayflower defines diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we value all our employees and customers. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everybody feels valued, where their talents are fully utilised and organisational and personal goals are met. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion.

Mayflower is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process for all candidates, therefore if you have any additional requirements to complete your application please contact the HR Team at or on 02380 711800 ext. 0.

Please note that this post may close before the date specified. 

Location: Mayflower Theatre, 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GE

CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2024