Venue Manager (Bar & Food)

The Bush Theatre is looking for an experienced, well organised and creative Venue Manager (Bar & Food).

We are looking for an individual to lead our public facing operations focusing on our bar and food offer, ensuring the best possible welcome for our community of visitors, and realising the potential of our offer to achieve a maximum return for the organisation. 

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the bar and catering operation. Deputising for the Venue Manager (Visitor Experience) in managing the front of house and box office operations as needed
  • Realise ambitious commercial operations sales targets relating to bars and catering while supporting the Bush’s vision, values and strategic objectives, ensuring we are accessible and appealing to a diverse range of people particularly our local community encouraging them to engage with our programme and activities
  • Lead on and take responsibility for the financial operations of the bar and event catering to ensure efficient running and the maximisation of profit
  • Have overall responsibility for ordering of stock and receiving deliveries and to develop relationships with existing and new suppliers

The value of equal opportunities runs through the heart of the organisation. Our diverse team and their range of experiences are vital to the Bush’s success, but we still have work to do to make sure that Bush staff represent the communities we serve.

We actively encourage people with different backgrounds to join us. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour and disabled people who are currently underrepresented in our team. All disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview.

Meet the Bush team

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 9 August 2021.

First interviews will take place on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

Second interviews will take place on Friday 27 August 2021. 

We are closely following the government guidelines regarding social distancing, and will let all candidates know in due course whether these interviews will take place virtually or in person.


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Bush Theatre Application Form

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If you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application please contact our Theatre Administrator, Jessica Pentney by email [email protected] or phone 0208743 3584.