The Operations Assistant supports the Operations team to ensure the theatre office and building are running efficiently at all times. They will work from our reception desk, being the first point of contact for internal and external queries and all visitors using the building on a daily basis.

    This role will oversee the opening of our building each day, ensuring the spaces are fit for purpose and refreshments are available. They will work closely with the Head of Operations to support procedures for the office, hires, recruitment and finance processing, ensuring the department functions efficiently at all times.

    This is a part time position (20 hours a week) working 09:15-13:15 Monday – Friday from the first floor reception of our theatre office.


    Our vision is to build an inclusive creative community rooted in our home in South Bristol. Our inspirational theatre will nurture talent and provide life-changing opportunities for all.

    The unforgettable experiences we offer are built on the values of curiosity, kindness, collaboration and inclusion. We want everyone who attends Tobacco Factory Theatres to feel equally welcome, respected and valued.

    To achieve this, we need to make our programmes and spaces more accessible and relevant. We are thus committed to embodying and championing diversity and inclusion across our audiences, beneficiaries, staff and board.

    Whilst we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, we encourage applications from people whose identities or backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, including those who face barriers to opportunities, people from working class backgrounds, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.

    If this applies to you, please refer to this in your application and we will guarantee an interview if you meet the criteria listed in ‘We would like to hear from people who have’.

    If you require an Application Pack in an alternative format or have any questions about this role or the application, please email:

    Please download the Recruitment Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities form from the yellow box on this page.


    To apply for this position, please email with the subject ‘Operations Assistant’ and include all of the following:

    • Completed application form outlining your experience against the personal specification
    • OR a short film/audio file detailing relevant experience and why you want this role
    • A completed Equalities Monitoring form

    Deadline: 10am Tuesday 30 May 2023
    Applications received after this time cannot be considered

    Interviews: Wednesday 7 June 2023

    Start date: ASAP following offer

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