Job Opportunities

The Millennium Forum is a dynamic Theatre and Conference Centre which has been operational since August 2001. It is managed by Derry Theatre Trust.  Since this time it has attracted capacity audiences as well as international artists and business visitors from across the globe.

Derry Theatre Trust is currently seeking applications for the following posts:



Join our backstage crew at the Millennium Forum and prepare for an exciting opportunity to work behind the scenes on some of the year’s most spectacular shows! We’re on the lookout for casual crew members to assist with our productions, especially our much-loved Christmas pantomime.
As a member of our panto crew, your availability for every performance is crucial. Your primary objective in this role is to be an integral part of our technical team, ensuring smooth stage operations and scene changes for each show.
Being a part of the backstage team means you’ll be immersed in various aspects of our technical team’s work. This includes assisting the technical team during shows and events, helping with fit-ups, get-ins/outs and contributing to the upkeep of our backstage equipment and systems. We’re eager to hear from individuals with a diverse range of skills and experiences, as long as you share a genuine interest in the world of theatre and entertainment.
Below outlines the main responsibilities you’ll undertake as a member of our Technical Department:
  • Support for all productions: Whether it’s a visiting company’s touring production or one of our in-house productions, you’ll be there to provide valuable support in our main auditorium.
  • Get-Ins, Fit-Ups, and Get-Outs: This involves unloading and loading trucks, including occasional removal and re-installation of auditorium stalls seating.
  • Stage Set and Equipment: You’ll help with the preparation and rigging of stage sets, equipment, props and other stage resources.
  • Lighting and Sound: Assisting with the preparation and rigging of lighting and sound systems to ensure flawless performances.
  • Crewing Performances: Occasionally, you’ll be operating spotlights and playing a pivotal role during our shows.
  • Set Maintenance: Additionally, you’ll provide occasional support for set maintenance, ensuring everything looks and functions perfectly.
If you’re passionate about theatre and have the enthusiasm to be a part of the magic that happens backstage, we encourage you to join our crew at the Millennium Forum. This is your chance to play a crucial role in bringing unforgettable performances to life. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
Download Application Form
Completed Application forms are to be sent to Lisa Lynch by email lisal@millenniumforum.co.uk or tel 02871 264455.  The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Fri 27th October 2023 @ 2pm.
Number of positions available: 4
Hours: approx. 40 hours per week. The successful candidates must be available on the dates for panto as listed below.
Contract type: fixed term 25th Nov until 31st Dec 2023
Salary: £11.00 per hour
Training will be given on the job. There will be opportunities to learn new skills.
We are committed to providing our employees with:
  • A progressive, supportive working environment
  • A range of family friendly policies
  • Training opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Complimentary tickets to selected Millennium Forum show and events


Panto dates & times:

Thurs               30th Nov           11:00am

Fri                    1st                    11:00am & 7:00pm

Sat                   2nd                    2:00pm

Sun                  3rd                    2:00pm & 5:30pm

Mon                 4th                    11:00am

Tue                  5th                    11:00am

Wed                 6th                    11:00am & 7:00pm

Thurs               7th                    10:30am

Fri                    8th                    10:30am & 7pm

Sat                   9th                    2:00pm

Sun                  10th                  2:00pm & 5:30pm

Mon                 11th                  10:30am

Wed                 13th                  10:30am

Fri                    15th                  10:15am

Sat                   16th                  2:00pm

Sun                  17th                  2:00pm & 5:30pm

Mon                 18th                  10:00am & 1:15pm

Tue                  19th                  10:15pm

Wed                 20th                  10:00am

Thurs               21ST                  1:30pm & 6:30pm

Fri                    22nd                  1:00pm

Sat                   23rd                  1:30pm & 6:30pm

Wed                 27th                  2:00pm

Thurs               28th                  2:00pm & 7:00pm

Fri                    29th                  2:00pm

Sat                   30th                  2:00pm & 6:30pm

Sun                  31st                  1:30pm