Come and join us!

CFT has a dynamic and collaborative working environment. Many of our departments are based in an open plan office wrapped around the Festival Theatre stage, with views onto Oaklands Park, ensuring we work closely together and establish strong and mutually supportive relationships.

We have 80 permanent staff in roles ranging from Technical and Producers to Finance, Marketing to Theatre Management, Development to Engineering, and Learning, Education and Participation. Every department is integral to the Theatre’s work and our world-renowned productions.

During the Festival season we welcome additional staff to our Technical departments, including Wigs & Wardrobe, Props, Stage, Lighting and Sound. Many people return each year but we always enjoy welcoming new faces too.

CFT believes professional development is important for all our staff; training and short courses are encouraged and readily available. We also offer apprenticeships, work placements and traineeships.

We offer competitive salaries and a variety of staff benefits including a generous contribution to staff pensions; for full details, see our individual Recruitment Packs.

Chichester Festival Theatre believes diversity is about celebrating and valuing individuals. The Theatre has an equality of opportunity approach and aspires to give everyone the chance to achieve their potential.
We particularly welcome applications from individuals whose background and experience are currently under-represented among our staff, including disabled people and people who are ethnically and culturally diverse and who experience racism in our society.

Chichester Festival Theatre is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people we work with. We ensure a range of policies and procedures are in place which promote safeguarding and safer practice across our organisation.

CFT’s policy is to email all unsuccessful candidates if they have not been shortlisted for interview. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot always guarantee to give feedback although we will try to do so where possible.

For actors: CFT does not have a full-time, in-house casting department. Our Casting Associate, Charlotte Sutton CDG, works on most Festival productions (occasionally alongside other freelance casting directors). We endeavour to uphold the theatre Audition Guidelines as specified by the Casting Directors Guild.

Find out more about Festival seasons and the work we do here at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Current Vacancies

Front of House Host

  • Front of House HostReference: 0521FOHH

    Summary: We're looking for Front of House Hosts to play a key role in delivering an outstanding experience for audiences and visitors to CFT, with a particular focus on welcoming our audiences back for the first time since the national lockdown.

Lighting Designer and Sound Designer

  • Lighting and Sound DesignerReference:

    Summary: Josh Roche (Director) and Sophie Thomas (Designer) are looking to hire a Lighting Designer and a Sound Designer for the production of Home by David Storey at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester this autumn.

Social Media and Digital Marketing Officer

  • Social Media and Digital Marketing OfficerReference: 0421DMO

    Summary: We're looking for a Social Media and Digital Marketing Officer to play a key role in producing, implementing and evaluating the organisation’s social media and digital plan, delivering innovative content across a range of platforms and working closely with the Creative Digital Producer and Marketing team to develop and engage diverse online communities.

Wigs Department

  • Wigs departmentReference:

    Summary: We are excited to be welcoming audiences back into its theatres from 5 July, and are now seeking members for our Festival 2021 seasonal Wigs team.

Work Experience

We are committed to supporting work experience and shadowing across our organisation when possible. During the current period whilst our building is closed to the public, we will not be accepting any work experience applications.