Workshops Assistant

Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £15,331.68 per annum
Contact email:
Job ref: 007062
Published: 25 days ago
Expiry date: 20 May 2024 12:00

We are looking for a Workshops Assistant to join the National Theatre Props Department Team.


The purpose of the role

The purpose of the Production and Technical Department is to create and run performances to the highest standards through a partnership with creative teams, which achieves their artistic vision within the agreed schedules and budgets. The Workshop Department is made up of the Carpentry, Metal, Scenic Art, Props, and Armoury departments and has approximately 40 permanent staff, although this can increase with fixed term contract and casual staff in busy periods.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of working in theatre and/or a busy workshop environment.
  • Experience of using basic power tools, hand tools and workshop machinery (training will be provided where appropriate).
  • A flexible approach to work and the ability to respond to changes in routine/work instantly and with speed.
  • A good understanding of health & safety in a workshop environment.
  • Good clear communication skills, including the ability to understand and respond to instructions and briefings.

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



Download the Job Description here.

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Monday 20th May 2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024