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Lawrence Batley Theatre is the home of live performance in Huddersfield and for Kirklees. We are committed to discovering and developing the best talent from across the sector. We work with people from all backgrounds and with all levels of experience and we’re especially keen to hear from creative people who feel they are under-represented in UK theatre.

All of our jobs, vacancies and callouts are posted on this page, but if there’s nothing here for you right now then you are welcome to drop us a line with your CV, showreel, website or example of your work to recruitment@thelbt.org 

Chief Executive Officer

Salary: Up to £55k per annum.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Deadline: 12 noon, Wed 8 June.
Interviews: Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, second interviews will be held in person at the theatre on Tue 5 and Wed 6 July.

We are seeking an exceptional person with the vision, ambition and strategic skills to lead the Lawrence Batley Theatre through this next phase of development and build on our history of 28 years of inspiring local communities to engage with the arts. The successful applicant will come into a strong programme, a high-performing team, a dedicated Board, and a secure financial base. This is a unique opportunity to shape and grow a theatre that genuinely strives to offer something to everyone in the diverse communities of Huddersfield, Batley and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.

We are looking for someone with experience of:
• Senior management and leadership experience in an arts organisation.
• Accountability for the financial viability of the organisation.
• Managing change in a complex and dynamic environment.
• Demonstrable track record of responding to unexpected events with speed and agility.
• Working with a non-executive Board of Trustees.
• Working with a range of theatre makers and companies.
• Managing major stakeholder relationships and partnerships.
• Experience of strategy development and implementation.
• Experience of community engagement.
• Experience of operational delivery of productions to budget.

And knowledge and skills including:
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
• Excellent knowledge of the arts sector.
• Knowledge of audiences and how to develop them.
• Entrepreneurial and innovative approach.
• Experience of fundraising strategies and approaches.
• Financial acumen – able to create budgets and write accurate reports.
• Demonstrable commitment to inclusion and diversity.
• Demonstrable understanding of marketing strategies.

For more information about the role please download the recruitment pack below.

To apply for this role email recruitment@thelbt.org with a full CV and covering letter of no more than 3 sides of A4 and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by Wed 8 June at 12 noon.

If you have any questions about the role or the process, please email jane@thelbt.org

Board Trustees

Salary: This is a voluntary position but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. 
Hours: Trustees are expected to attend six Board meetings per year including the Annual General Meeting. In addition, there will be performances, fundraising and cultural events that you will be invited to attend.
Deadline: 12 noon, Fri 3 June

We're looking for exceptional individuals to join our Board of Trustees. Our Board has overall responsibility for compliance with regulations, good practice and the long-term sustainability and success of the Lawrence Batley Theatre. We welcome anyone with a passion for arts, culture and the theatre to come on board and help us change the future.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience in the following areas, Community Engagement and Participation, Finance and Business Operations and local knowledge of Kirklees and West Yorkshire. 

We are looking for: 

  • A passion for the Lawrence Batley Theatre and our vision and mission.
  • A commitment to arts and culture as a force for change.
  • An understanding of the barriers some people within our communities’ face and a commitment to effect change.
  • Strategic vision.
  • An ability to think creatively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impartiality, fairness and confidentiality.
  • A good understanding of effective governance and management. 

For more information about the role please download the recruitment pack below. 

Previous experience as a Trustee is not a requirement. There will be a full induction and training available throughout your trusteeship.

If you are interested in the position of Trustee please send no more than one side of A4 to recruitment@thelbt.org outlining your experience, why you are interested in the position and what you could bring to the organisation along with the equal opportunities form below by 12 noon on Fri 3 June. 

If you have any questions about the role of Trustee or the process, please email becky@thelbt.org directly.

Freelance Marketer

Salary: Up to £200 a day.
Hours: Expected work level is 2 days a week over 12 weeks, start date mid June.
Deadline: 12 noon, Mon 30 May. Meetings for shortlisted candidates will be arranged for 1 June.

We are looking for a freelance marketer with events experience to plan and deliver our Summer in the Courtyard campaign. Summer in the Courtyard is now in its third year. Each Friday evening and Saturday from Fri 24 June – Sat 3 September we showcase live music and a little theatre from local and touring artists in our enclosed outdoor courtyard.

This year we want to continue building on its popularity with the people of Huddersfield through an engaging marketing campaign.

If this is a project you would be interested in delivering, please get in touch with linzi@thelbt.org with a short cover letter and link to your website or your CV.

Casual Visitor Experience Assistants

Salary: Living Wage applies (currently £8.36 / £8.91 per hour depending on age)
Hours: Casual as and when required. We expect your availability to be no less than two shifts per week including weekends and evenings.
Deadline: N/A
Interviews: Will be arranged after successful application.

We are looking for a dynamic individuals with a passion for customer service to join our busy Visitor Experience Team on a casual basis.  

The recruited individuals will work as part of a team to ensure the successful operation of bars and catering, kiosk, box office and room hire events, with focus on high standards and excellent customer service.

We are looking for:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Positive outlook.
  • Must be at least 18 years old due to licensing laws.  

For further essential skills and experience, please download the recruitment pack below.

To apply, complete the application & equal opportunities forms below and return to us by email - recruitment@thelbt.org - or by post - Becky Atkinson, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP.

Interviews will then be arranged after a successful application. 

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