Work And Volunteer With The Lowry

The Lowry holds the Two Ticks accreditation symbol from Jobcentre Plus. The symbol is awarded to employers in England, Scotland and Wales who make a commitment to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.

The Lowry will proactively encourage employees, volunteers, contractors, visiting companies, interns and placements to welcome diversity, respecting each person’s individuality and valuing their creativity. Everyone has a responsibility towards encouraging diversity within The Lowry.

All job vacancies are published on this page. Some positions are advertised in the relevant trade/industry media and promoted via our Twitter feed. Please note: We are unable to accept applications by CV. All applicants must complete the standard application form unless specified.



Ticket Sales Agent

£15,269 pro rata per annum (various contracts available), plus staff benefits

This is a great opportunity to join the team in a dynamic and expanding business with great staff benefits. You will be responsible for selling tickets over the phone for a range of live entertainment including, theatre, festivals and sport. The ideal candidates will have a passion for live entertainment and will thrive on working in a busy inbound contact centre sales environment. 

You will have experience of delivering excellent customer service and working with computerised sales systems – experience of working with event ticketing systems is a definite advantage. 

Staff benefits include: 

 - Complimentary and discounted theatre tickets at The Lowry 
- Free car parking 
- Upselling incentive scheme 
- Discounts at our bars, restaurant and shop 

Work patterns available: 
- 27.5 hours (Mon-Fri) 14.15 – 20.00 
- 25 hours (Mon-Fri) 9.00 - 14.15 
- 22 hours (Sat-Sun) 9.00-21.00 
- 20 hours (Sat-Sun) 9.00-20.00 
- 37.5 hours (Mon-Fri) 9.00-17.00/13.00-21.00 2 week rolling pattern

Please note the deadline will close once all contracts have been filled. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please download an application form and recruitment pack, and send your application form to

Previous applicants need not apply.

Freelance Local Coordinator

£3000 for six weeks across June 2018 – March 2019

Dante or Die and The Lowry are currently looking for a freelance Local Co-Ordinator to support their ambitious project Take on Me. 

We are excited to connect with energetic individuals who have great knowledge of their local area, and are keen to develop their skills in arts management, communication, and project management. 

This joint project will work with local communities, going out to engage with people of all ages and from all walks of life, before culminating in a tour of our theatre production Take On Me to six leisure centres across England. The performance moves from space to space within the leisure centres. The project is run in partnership with five arts organisations and one local authority: South Street Arts Reading, The Lowry, Ideas Test, Ealing Council, Creative Arts East and Lighthouse Poole. Dante or Die are recruiting a Local Co-ordinator in each location. 

The role would be a freelance position for six weeks, across several months, including various fixed dates between June 2018 and March 2019 to work on the production. See recruitment pack for full schedule. No specific experience in the arts is required and full training will be provided. 

Application deadline: Tuesday 29th May at 10.00am 
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 7th June at The Lowry 

Please email Sophie Ignatieff at with a CV and covering letter, consisting of no more than 1 side of A4 outlining your experience and interest in the position. Please indicate in your letter whether you are available for the dates provided in the recruitment pack and if shortlisted, to attend an interview on 7 June 2018.

Conference Marketing and Administration Manager

37.5 hours per week worked over 5 days, £24,000 - £26,000 per annum subject to experience

We are looking for a self-motivated and proactive individual who will ensure all conference and events business systems and reporting are operated and administered efficiently, in order to provide timely and accurate business data at all times


In this role you will work within agreed financial and business parameters to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate the marketing strategy for the conference and events business at The Lowry.


A successful candidate will have experience in marketing and the conference and events industry. Excellent organisation, time management and business reporting skills are essential for this role.


The application deadline for this vacancy is Friday 1 June 2018 at 10:00am.


To apply for this position please download an application form and recruitment pack, and send your application form to



Graphic Designer

20 hours per week over 3 days, £11,652.84 per annum plus staff benefits

We are looking for a Graphic Designer to produce high quality, creative graphic design material for use in Lowry publications and other promotional resources. Working with the marketing team and external creative agencies you will create coherent design for specific events in the theatres and galleries. You will manage design provision and sub-brands for other departments including Galleries, Learning and Engagement, Corporate, Development and Hospitality. 

You will have creative flair and vision, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. You will possess excellent working knowledge of print and design strategies for organisations in the arts sector and an understanding of modern trends in graphic design. 

The application deadline for this vacancy is Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 10:00am. 

To apply for this position please download an application form and recruitment pack, and send your application form to

Volunteer for us

The Lowry operates one of the largest volunteer programmes of any cultural venue in the country. It has been an integral part of The Lowry’s Front of House operation since we first opened our doors in April 2000.

The primary role of the VIPs is to provide excellent customer service to The Lowry’s theatre patrons. They act as ushers and fire marshals for the venue’s three theatre spaces, sell programmes and merchandise, provide a cloakroom service and assist in other operational duties as required by the Front of House management team. 

They also act as ambassadors for The Lowry, promoting the artistic programme and our learning and engagement work within their own networks and on behalf of the organisation at promotional events. 

Recruitment for VIPs takes place once a year, usually in the spring. Application details will appear below during that process.



We're looking for Volunteers!

The Lowry hosts an array of top quality touring productions from work by the RSC, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The National Theatre and Opera North to some of UK’s best stand-up comedians and singers. The Lowry also hire our smaller theatres to local dramatic and coral societies and other community groups. In addition to the theatre shows, we sometimes require volunteers to assist on promotional events for our Marketing Department as well as assisting on outdoor activities on The Quays through Quays Culture events. 

If you're interested, please complete the application form and return it by Monday 18 June 2018. 

Interviews this year will be held on Monday 2 July 2018 with time slots between 11am and 6pm. 

If successful, you will be required to attend an induction and training day on Sunday 22 July 2017. Registration is from 9.30am and the training will conclude at approx. 4pm. 

Please note that you must be available for the interview day as well as the induction/training day.