Casting Assistant

Discipline: Casting
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Contact email:
Job ref: 004942
Published: 4 months ago
Expiry date: 29 Aug 2023 12:00

We are looking for a Casting Assistant to join our Casting Department at the National Theatre.

The Casting Department consists of the Head of Casting, Deputy Head of Casting, Casting Associate, Senior Casting Assistant, and a Casting Assistant. The department takes responsibility for the casting of up to 25 productions at the National Theatre every year, together with those produced by our Learning Department.

This role will provide an introduction to working in Casting, and as part of a key team within a large-scale producing house, with opportunity for tangible learning and development experiences in this area of the industry.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with people at all levels in person, by correspondence, and on the telephone.

  • A knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, drama/theatre, actors and acting

  • Previous administration experience in an office environment, with good organisational skills, and ability to set-up and maintain administrative systems

  • Good attention to detail, including the ability to proof-read and correct own work

If that sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


Download the Job Description here.


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Tuesday 29th August 2023, at 12 noon. 

For further queries please email


We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

People Department 2023