The Marine Theatre is a beautiful 220-seater theatre in the heart of Lyme Regis, Dorset.  The objects of the charity are the encouragement of the arts, the promotion and advancement of performance, arts and learning in drama,  music,  cinema, literature, and the other arts.

The Marine Theatre is seeking to appoint new Trustees at the start of an exciting chapter in the life of the Theatre. Specific skill sets are sought in strategic planning in the cultural sector, fundraising, accounting, human resources, and safeguarding. You will be passionate about getting involved in the arts and bring the skills and experience necessary to help shape the future of the Theatre. As a Trustee, you will ensure good governance and best practice, supporting the organisation in complying with legislative and regulatory requirements; you will support the Chair in setting the overall direction and development of the charity through clear strategic planning; you will act in the best interest of the organisation, its beneficiaries, and future beneficiaries; you will support the promotion of the organisation; and you will ensure sound financial management and that resources are spent in line with the organisation’s strategy.

These appointments will suit individuals with experience in charity / not for profit / arts and culture, however, individuals with no prior knowledge or experience in the sector but who are passionate about getting involved in the arts are also encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Strategic planning in the cultural sector, ideally someone with experience as a strategic lead for an arts organisation and as a board member of an arts charity
  • Fundraising experience, ideally someone with exposure to fundraising in the arts / culture / heritage sectors.  Knowledge of Arts Council England funding would be advantageous.
  • Accounting, ideally a qualified accountant with experience of working within the arts charity sector
  • Human Resources and safeguarding, ideally someone working at a managerial level
  • Health and Safety, ideally with a NEBOSH and/or COSHH qualification, knowledge of events or venues would be advantageous.
  • Lived experience, or knowledge of the performing arts and the contribution they can make to improving people’s quality of life.

Trustees should be able to commit themselves to the work of the Board and be available for quarterly meetings held at the theatre.  Board members will serve on a voluntary basis, though reasonable expenses will be paid. It would be helpful if board members lived in the South West of England. 

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We welcome applications from those that will contribute to our diversity

For more information, please contact Nigel Clegg, Chair of Trustees via or 01297 442 394.  Your CV and supporting statement should be emailed to Nigel Clegg.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 April 2023

However, applications are being reviewed and interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.

Bar Staff

  • Flexible hours 
  • Mostly evening bar work for a variety of different shows and events
  • Weekend day work for weddings also available
  • Hourly rate ~ £10 p/h and £12 p/h for weddings and private parties
  • Previous bar experience is useful but not essential  

Duties and responsibilities

The Marine Theatre has built a reputation for quality live music, comedy and live events. As part of the theatre team, the Marine bar staff are an essential part of the theatre’s face-to-face customer engagement. Bar staff responsibilities are serving drinks, restocking the fridges and washing & drying glasses. As part of the larger theatre team, bar staff are sometimes asked to help with other tasks in the theatre. 

In addition, we would love to hear from anyone with  experience of making cocktails.

Tasks include:

  • Preparing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Using our tablets to take orders and payments
  • Checking customer identification when necessary
  • Engaging with customers in a friendly and polite manner
  • Maintaining a clean and organised bar area, including quickly responding to spills and other health and safety hazards
  • Monitoring and replenishing bar stock
  • Selling bar snacks
  • Clearing glasses and cleaning bar tables, wiping surfaces and operating the glasswasher. Polishing all glassware to ensure quality service for all customers.

To apply please write to attaching your CV

Duty Manager

for evening shows and weddings) – £12 p/h and £14 p/h for weddings and private parties

The theatre Duty Manager is an important part of the event team, taking responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of people within the theatre; providing hospitality and support to artists before, during and after events; acting as communicator between artists, technicians and front of house team; overseeing the smooth running of front of house operations including providing direction, help and support to volunteers.

The position requires a team player, with an ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure.  The Duty Manager must be flexible and responsive with an approachable demeanour as the postholder will have responsibility for communicating with all areas of the team to ensure events run to time. 

For a full job description please send enquiries to 

To apply please write to attaching your CV


  • Flexible hours – ad hoc (when required)
  • Hours released monthly to fit around events
  • Heavy lifting: helping musicians load and unload equipment, stacking chairs for standing only events
  • £10 p/h
  • Preferably local to Lyme Regis

To apply please write to attaching your CV