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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 the relevant hiring manager as indicated in the further information pack.

Student TikTok Ambassadors 

BOVTS is looking to employ two imaginative video creators to produce fun, engaging content for our TikTok channel. We are interested in applications from students on all undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

As a Student TikTok Ambassador, you will play a huge part in transforming our digital brand. Our existing social media channels have a combined following of 28.1K+ and we are keen to tap into the ever-changing world of video content as a way of introducing more young people to the opportunities available at BOVTS.

For this role you need to be comfortable filming yourself, using TikTok and occasionally using the Going Live feature. You will also be confident at using the voice over and editing tools, and be aware of which current trends we should utilise. If you’re brimming with ideas, confident at using TikTok and looking to gain experience of working in a professional marketing and student recruitment team, we want to hear from you.

Salary: ÂŁ9.90 per hour
Hours: Ad-hoc, no more than 2 hours per week during term time
Start date: ASAP
Deadline: Fri 27 Oct 2023

Full job description and how to apply (PDF, 125 Kb)

Projects and Events Assistant

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a Projects and Events Assistant to join their dynamic Marketing and Student Recruitment team. The PEVA will provide support to the team across a range of projects relating to student recruitment, outreach and events management. Your responsibilities include event support, logistics handling, enquiry management, project assistance and administrative tasks.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with a background in administration or events support. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organisational skills and keen attention to detail. Additionally, we seek someone who can effortlessly communicate with colleagues, external partners, and other stakeholders, such as prospective students and alumni, in a friendly and effective manner.

You will be happy to work in a small but busy team, contributing to a wide range of projects within a world-renowned organisation. You will be flexible and adaptable in your approach to work, and possess an appreciation for Higher Education and/or the theatre, film and television industries.

Contract: Part-time, permanent
Salary: ÂŁ14,100 per annum (ÂŁ23,500 per annum pro rata)
Posted: Wednesday 27 September
Closing Date: 10 am on Friday 20 October 2023

Projects and Events Assistant Job Description
Further Information
Application Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Digital Marketing Assistant

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is seeking a Digital Marketing Assistant to join their dynamic Student Recruitment and Marketing team. The DMA will be responsible for supporting the department’s officers across a variety of projects.

You will play a key role in supporting the department’s three main areas of responsibility: student recruitment to the degree and short courses; marketing of the School’s main house productions to the public; promoting the School and its graduating students or alumni.

The ideal candidate will have experience in social media management, content creation, uploading information to a CMS and an understanding of digital accessibility. They will be a friendly individual who is excited at the prospect of working within a small but busy team within a world-renowned organisation. You will be happy to work flexibly and have an appreciation for Higher Education and/or the theatre, film and television industries.

Contract: Part-time, permanent
Salary: ÂŁ15,000 per annum (ÂŁ25,000 per annum pro rata)
Posted: Tuesday 26 September
Closing Date: 10 am on Friday 20 October 2023

Job description and person specification (PDF, 161 Kb)
Further Information (PDF, 86 Kb)
Equality and diversity monitoring form (Word, 57 Kb)
Application form (Word, 48 Kb)

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!

Contract: Self-employed/freelancer
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].

Job description, person specification and further information pack (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Equality and diversity monitoring form (Word, 57 KB)
Application form (Word, 49 KB)


Freelance opportunities

Shape the future of the drama industry…

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:

  • Short-term production-related contracts – e.g. directing or designing one of the School’s theatre productions or short films;
  • Specialist masterclasses and workshops – e.g. delivering half-day or day-long bespoke sessions in acting or production;
  • Short-term peripatetic teaching contracts – e.g. delivering skills-based classes throughout an academic term;
  • One-off commissions – e.g. new writing for a site-specific performance or short film.

Get in touch

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].

The personal information that you supply will be held securely on file by BOVTS for future reference. For further information, please see the data statement below.

The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering; the environment and buildings are beautiful and I found Bristol to be one of the most wonderful cities in which to spend summer! Lindy Yeates, Foundation Course Student