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NST is a multi-award winning company, including Best Director UK Theatre Awards 2014 (The Seagull), Regional Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards 2015, Best Design UK Theatre Awards 2015 (The Hudsucker Proxy), and the 2017 Renee Stepham UK Theatre Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre (Fantastic Mr Fox).  In 2017 NST took on the running of NST City – the north building within Southampton’s new city centre arts venue known as Studio 144 – whilst continuing to run NST Campus, its existing 500 seater theatre based at the University of Southampton. NST City houses a 450 seat main house theatre, a 133 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal and education spaces and a café bar and bistro. 



Interim Marketing Manager (3-6 months with potential for extension)

Are you passionate about theatre?  NST is looking for an Interim Marketing Manager to support the team, lead on campaigns and deliver marketing for our venues and productions.

This is an exciting time to be leading the team and an opportunity to work in an outward looking and fast paced environment with a focus on results and on learning and building practice, with plenty of scope for the post-holder to innovate, improve and make a real impact.

This role sits in the Communications team whose mission is to place audiences at the heart of everything NST does. The team is tasked with driving ticket sales, reaching new audiences as well as diversifying them, raising the profile of the organisation locally and nationally and attracting new funders to support the company. NST has ambitious goals in the areas of audience growth, revenue income and digital innovation and this role will play a major part in helping to realise them.

The role will offer great rewards for the right person with the chance to work with major touring companies, leading performers and dynamic creative teams, as well as playing a major part in the regeneration of the organisation.

To apply you will need to complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form above and return them to: [email protected] no later than Midday Friday 13 December 2019.

Interviews to take place on the 20 December 2019.

Salary: Up to £29,500 per annum pro rata to start in January.

Hours: 35 hours usually worked Monday to Friday between 10.00am – 6.00pm with additional hours as required as necessary

NST welcomes applications from all sections of the community – diversity is crucial to our success.

Job Description 

Duty Front of House Manager

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatres creating fresh, vital experiences through theatre. NST has developed a profile and reputation for innovation and quality delivering work on a national and international scale, whilst acting as a major cultural force for good in the city of Southampton. At the start of 2018 NST launched its new NST City venue in the heart of Southampton, which it is now running alongside its existing theatre on the University of Southampton campus.

To support the growth of the company, NST is now recruiting for a Duty Front of House Manager. The Duty Front of House Manager is a key role within the Operations team, helping to create and maintain a safe and welcoming environment at all times for customers at NST Campus and NST City.

To apply you will need to complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form above and return them to: [email protected]

Hourly Rate £10.

NST welcomes applications from all sections of the community – diversity is crucial to our success.

Job Description 


Location: Southampton

Salary: Voluntary

Job Specification

Trustees sought for the Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) Board.

NST is looking for five/six new Trustees who are interested in theatre and the arts and are keen to champion opportunities for theatre to benefit the people of Southampton and the wider region by helping ensure it makes a key contribution to the cultural life and economy of the City.

NST is a successful and ambitious producing theatre company based in Southampton with a new 400-seater venue in the heart of the Arts Quarter. It has a long history within the city dating back to 1964 through its second venue at the Campus, University of Southampton and in 1982 became an independent trust. It is an Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation and is also funded by the Southampton City Council and University of Southampton.

We are looking for people who share our passion for theatre and our ambition for NST and its work. We value a diverse team and are keen to hear from individuals from all sectors of the community, including those who are new to non-executive/trustee board work and those with a proven track record in governance.

The Board meets approx. 6 times per year and you will also be invited to attend a number of press nights where you will have the opportunity to see new shows. Many trustees also sit on sub-committees or working groups often reflecting their strengths or interests.    

Application Process

To apply please send a copy of your CV together with a short letter explaining why the role interests you to our Vice Chair Mr Edward Rochead via [email protected] by 6 December 2019.  Please also contact Alison if you would like to have an informal chat with a current trustee to find out more information.

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NST welcome applications from all sections of the community – diversity is crucial to our success.

NST is funded by Arts Council England, The University of Southampton, Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council.  Registered Charity No: 286876