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Jobs at Storyhouse

Find out more about the latest opportunities to join our team, including full-time, part-time and freelance roles.

Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural charities. Our home in Chester has become one of the most successful cultural buildings in the country, with over 1 million visits per year. We pride ourselves on being a community hub and an essential part of the region’s cultural landscape.

We always strive to have an exciting, broad range of voices in our workforce. We’re always on the lookout for people who share our values and vision and bring a variety of life experience and skills to their work.

We value lived experience and your unique perspective just as much as professional experience. Please don’t hesitate to apply if you feel your experience matches up with one of our roles.

A Storyhouse staff member in the Grosvenor Park theatre.

Our Diversity Statement

This house is your house.

Across everything we do, we work to give people the power to build their own creative communities, through inspiring stories and shared creative experiences: this house is your house.

As we blend theatre, library, restaurant and cinema services, we share inspiring stories and stage creative events which empower people to nurture their creativity and connect communities. We create belonging. Through our work, we hope to build a more connected, inclusive, creative community of communities.

The more open we are to the true and rich diversity of our communities, the more vividly we will fulfil our purpose. More engagement by more of our communities will make more of Storyhouse.

We are committed to creating a team which is representative of our communities and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what we do and how we work.

Current opportunities

Chef de Partie

As Chef de Partie at Storyhouse, you will prepare and cook food under the guidance of our Head Chef in Storyhouse’s in-house restaurant, The Kitchen, and also be involved with our wider food and beverage offerings.

We are looking for an experienced chef who is ambitious and willing to work in the arts sector. This person must have a genuine interest in food, working with fresh ingredients, and helping driving our business forward with new ideas.

Please note we will review applications and interview suitable candidates as they are received. This role will close early if a candidate is successful before the advertised closing date.

Closing date: Sunday 9 June 2024

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Housekeeper

As a Storyhouse Housekeeper, you will be responsible for supporting the Head Housekeeper and Facilities Manager in maintaining the overall presentation and functionality of the building. You will ensure a clean, orderly and accessible environment for all visitors to Storyhouse, that will become a critical factor in maintaining and strengthening our reputation.

This role will suit an individual with previous experience in a cleaning team, and who also possesses integrity and a high level of attention to detail. Applicants must be prepared for 6am starts and late finishes as part of the role.

Please note we will review applications and interview suitable candidates as they are received. This role will close early if a candidate is successful before the advertised closing date.

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024

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Children & Young People Programme Manager

This is an exciting new role that manages, designs and develops Storyhouse’s creative programmes and projects for young people aged 5-25. We are seeking to appoint a proactive and experienced manager with a proven record of developing and managing high quality programmes that inspire and engage children and young people with experience of managing staff and freelance artists to deliver this.

Applicants must be available for interview Tuesday 11 June.

Closing date: Sunday 2 June 2024

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Kitchen Porter

Storyhouse’s Kitchen Porters work as part of our Kitchen team to help provide delicious food to customers and maintain high standards of food hygiene.

Shifts will include a mixture of days, evenings and weekends, so you will need a flexible approach to work. Experience is desired, but not essential, as full training will be given. You will, however, need the ability to cope in a fast-paced environment and have a genuine interest in helping maintain high standards of food hygiene.

Closing date: Friday 14 June 2024

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Summer Security Steward

As Security Steward at Storyhouse, you will provide all visitors with a warm welcome, creating a professional first impression of Storyhouse, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, and Moonlight Flicks. You will ensure the safety of our customers and establish a security presence at our events during peak hours across all our venues. You will be a proactive individual, highly proficient at interacting with customers and assisting with enquiries.

Closing date: Friday 14 June 2024

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Summer Kitchen Assistant

As Kitchen Assistant, you will be working at our outdoor food venues, including Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks. At these venues, we will be serving fresh pizza in our wood-fired pizza ovens, kebabs over an open fire, and fresh desserts. You will be responsible for ensuring all food on-site is cooked to the highest standards consistently every day.

Closing date: Friday 14 June 2024

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Cinema Assistant

The Cinema Team at Storyhouse is responsible for the smooth running of the cinema’s operations across our indoor and outdoor venues. We work as a team to deliver excellent customer service, assist with ticketing enquiries, sell refreshments, and ensure the efficient functioning of the cinema digital system and kiosks.

The Cinema Assistant will assist with the running of the cinema and manage daily cinema screenings, ensuring the smooth daily operation of the cinema, often by themselves.

The role will suit someone with experience in a similar environment and with some knowledge of digital projection.

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2024

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Calling Local Freelance Practitioners!

Book a slot to come and say hello to our creative team!

Storyhouse is building our database of Cheshire based facilitators and artists and want to say hello! We are looking to meet local practitioners who work with children, young people or communities in a range of creative art forms who are interested in getting to know Storyhouse and the work that we do or who want to share with us that working in this sector.

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If you need any support with your application, or would rather apply using a video or audio application, just get in touch at peopleteam@storyhouse.com – we’re here to help!

Work Experience Week at Storyhouse

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED! Check back in 2025.

Storyhouse Work Experience Week: 1-5 July 2024 (full days)

Our Work Experience Week has been designed in response to the high number of enquiries we receive from school and college students for work experience opportunities. These opportunities are available to 14 – 19 year olds only (Year 10 – Year 13).

Work Experience Week gives young people the opportunity to experience what it’s like working in a busy cultural organisation. During Work Experience Week, young people will take part in workshops and talks with Storyhouse staff to discover the different departments and elements that make up the world of Storyhouse. If you’re thinking about a career in the arts then this is a great opportunity for you!

  • Receive a backstage tour of the building
  • Be given the chance to meet staff from different departments such as producing, technical, library, cinema, marketing, fundraising, engagement, hospitality and front of house
  • Take part in challenges set by Storyhouse members of staff throughout the week
  • Put skills into practice by creating their own takeover event at the end of the week
  • Gain tickets to see a Storyhouse Original play over the summer

The week is free to take part in. To apply, you must be free for all of the days and times listed below and be able to come to Storyhouse in Chester every day.

Storyhouse Work Experience: Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July full days.

To apply, please complete the application form by 28 January 2024. We will be in touch with the outcome by 12 February 2024. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience placements outside of the 1-5 July 2024 dates.