Industry Vacancies

Industry Vacancies


Tourist Information Centre Manager (Maternity Cover)

Tourism in Winchester is worth £358 million to the local economy, would you like to work within this dynamic and exciting industry? If so, the award winning team at the Tourist Information Centre in Winchester might have just the job for you.

You will be responsible for the operational management of the centre and a team of 8 staff, ensuring that our visitors and residents receive an outstanding level of service. You will work with tourism businesses and other members of the tourism team to grow the industry further, with both business and cruise tourism a key focus.

You will be responsible for the financial management of the centre and strive to improve the financial performance by income generating initiatives and services.

The centre is due for a refurbishment in early 2018 so you will play an active role in developing the new centre and ensuring a smooth transition from old to new for both customers and staff.

Reliable and enthusiastic with a positive and flexible attitude, you'll have an excellent knowledge of Winchester and the surrounding area. You will have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, a good telephone manner, plenty of initiative and an excellent approach to customer care.

Closing date Sunday 1st October 

For further information and how to apply click here 

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Chaperone Opportunities

CFT have lots of exciting opportunities for chaperones this season working with the CFYT and our Festival productions. If you hold a valid chaperone's license and are interested in working with CFT please submit a copy of your chaperone licence and a covering letter detailing relevant experience to


Work Experience and Training

Chichester Festival Theatre is keen to support people who are committed to pursuing a career in theatre or within the Arts sector, or would like to find out more about how it works. If you are passionate about working in theatre, music, dance or community arts and would like to experience working in a busy and vibrant theatre, please email for more information about Work Experience opportunities or download our Work Experience pack.


CFT encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and disabled candidates.


If you would like to apply for Work Experience here at CFT, please complete an application form and return to, or post to LEAP Department, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP. 


Selected applicants will be invited for an interview at CFT before any offer of Work Experience.  

CFT aim to accommodate as many applicants as possible throughout the year; however, this may depend on capacity to support Work Experience, or suitability for particular areas such as backstage work.

CFT run a comprehensive Trainee and Apprentice programme, enabling us to develop the next generation of arts professionals.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are advertised in the Jobs section of the website during the summer of each year.

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.

  Tour Guide vacancies for guides based in any of following locations: London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Lacock Abbey, Highclere Castle, Cotswolds or Blenheim Palace, Chawton

 Visit Oxford Tours is based in Oxford but runs tours in other destinations via main website plus via other websites too.

 Tour guides wanted for casual work paid, as & when bookings, to guide one or more of ANY of the following types of guided tours below. Training provided but training is not paid for. 

 Pay rate is from £15-20/hour + any work related expenses + any tips + £10 bonus on any 4 start or 5 star tripadvisor reviews. Tours last from 2-3 hours. Busiest days will be weekend afternoons. You are free to accept or decline bookings, as suits you. Currently, customers on most tours must book at least 24 hours in advance, so you will have at least that much notice on most tours we run.

- Harry Potter film sites tour (London or Oxford or Lacock Abbey)

- Food tasting & sightseeing walking tours (all cities, especially London)

- General historical walking tours (all locations)

- Literary walking tours (all locations)

- Shakespeare & theatre related tour (London, Oxford or Stratford upon Avon)

- Inspector Morse Oxford tours or Midsome Murder Cotswolds tours

- Jane Austen life & times walking tours in either Bath or Chawton

TO APPLY, CONTACT:  Alasdair de Voil,

Text and call 07955482637 or email


 These positions have now been filled

Head of Planning and Projects

We are recruiting a Head of Planning and Projects to support the Executive Director and Artistic Director in the planning of all aspects of the Theatre operations and the delivery of one-off projects.

The Head of Planning and Projects is a senior position within the Theatre structure.

Please also note where you heard about the position in your email.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

For further information please click here

These positions have now been filled


Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel 

Events and Sales Co-ordinator - Full time  - Events and Sales Co-ordinator

Job Purpose: To promptly handle all event enquiries, ensuring prompt conversion to
confirmed bookings whilst maximizing the revenue for all space on hold. Ensure that
throughout your own work and team contribution that your monthly budgets are
achieved. To fully understand and perform job duties and responsibilities as well as
personal competencies as described below, working with your team to deliver
outstanding customer service.
To provide a professional and efficient complete wedding service, including enquiry
handling, initial and subsequent wedding show-rounds and driving booking conversion.
Establishing a close rapport with each Bride and Groom to ensure the service we deliver
exceeds their expectations. To deliver and exceed hotel’s annual wedding financial

Click here for further details