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Opportunities to work and develop a career at Snape Maltings are amongst the most varied that you will find. Whether you are just stepping on to the career ladder (a role in arts administration; retail management, fundraising or buying perhaps); are looking for a new challenge or a better work-life balance; or you want weekend or casual work, we probably have something that will suit you.

Please see below for our current vacancies. If there is nothing that suits you right now please keep visiting this page or feel free to send us your CV and let us know what you are interested in. Alternatively take a look at our work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Current Vacancies

Producer – Opera and Musical Theatre

Snape Maltings is a world class performance centre with enviable facilities, situated in a stunning and unique location.

Opera and music-theatre, particularly the creation of new works, has been at the very heart of our work since the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival in 1948 and continues to be central to our year-round Programming and Artist Development activity.

This role is responsible for overseeing Snape Maltings’ activity in the field of opera, music theatre and contemporary mixed-media works for the stage, with a particular focus on commissioning and producing new work. The role also includes co-ordination of the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme, a unique training opportunity for composers, librettists, directors and others working in the development of new opera.

To be considered, candidates must be experienced administrators having ideally gained their experience in an opera/music theatre environment. Experience of casting, auditioning and contracting artists, combined with a sound knowledge of opera/musical theatre and a collaborative style of working is also essential.

Send your completed application form to Helen Fletcher on hfletcher@snape-maltings-test.herokuapp.com

Closing date: 0930hrs, Friday 4 August 2017

Buyer – Food

Part time – 3 days per week

Working within the wonderful historic setting of Snape Maltings, the main purpose of this role is to source and select products for our 2,300 sq.ft Food Hall.  We pride ourselves on offering customers a different experience to the usual high street retailers and the ability to apply your skills in our setting is essential.  We work closely with local suppliers and are keen to develop our own-brand ranges which meet our high quality and ethical standards.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate passion and knowledge of food – ideally you will be familiar with East Anglia as the home of some of the UK’s finest food producers.  With buying experience and sound commercial awareness, you will be able to develop a food-buying strategy which meets our brand objectives and which can be managed to respond quickly to trading conditions and trends.  You will also have excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach to team working.  This is not just an office-based role; you will be expected to support sales by working closely with the retail and visual merchandising teams – influencing displays; promotions; tastings and resolving stock issues as quickly as possible.

To apply please send a CV to Helen Fletcher, HR Manager: hfletcher@snape-maltings-test.herokuapp.com

Closing date: Friday 18 August 2017

Work Experience

We would love to hear from students who are interested in gaining work experience with us. We have a limited number of placements, mostly of one or two weeks duration, which can be music or retail based and are unpaid.

Depending on the time of year we may also be able to offer a more tailored programme to suit a particular need or interest, eg: buying, arts admin. If you would like more information please contact our HR Manager, Helen Fletcher: hfletcher@snape-maltings-test.herokuapp.com.

Graduate Placements and Internships

We do not offer a graduate or internship programme, however, we may be able to offer work experience opportunities so please get in touch with us. You may also be interested in becoming a Hesse Student.


To help with the running of exhibitions and concerts at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and other venues we have a wonderful team of volunteer Ushers and Invigilators. Invigilators provide a presence at exhibitions and ushers check tickets, sell programmes and show people to their seats, attending the concert for free in return. We also have qualified volunteer first aiders who attend concerts.

Recruitment and training takes place early in the year and we have a waiting list at other times. For more details about becoming an usher, please call 01728 687100 or email ddann@snape-maltings-test.herokuapp.com.