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Mission Statement
We imagine, design, and deliver captivating spaces that entertain, educate, and transform individuals through collective experiences. Guided by listening, collaboration, and a passion for innovation, excellence, emotion, and theatricality, we strive to create extraordinary moments.

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Who are our people?

Our team members hail from varied industries, with wide ranging qualifications and life experience. Many of us come from backgrounds in technical theatre, set design, architecture, film, engineering, live events, sound engineering, technical support, project management, and user experience (UX). We strive to continue building a diverse and inclusive team and we are always interested to connect with people who have a passion for this industry and a desire to collaborate and innovate.

Our ethos is built on innovation and listening, and all team members are encouraged to engender a sense of curiosity and an inclusive mindset in their work at Charcoalblue – we believe all ideas are worth sharing and every voice is important. As we operate across several global time zones, flexible working is key to the wellbeing of our team members and the overall success of the company. Our hybrid working model allows our team members to generally arrange working hours around other life commitments and enables us to attract and retain a rich cohort of experienced team members from around the globe. Every Charcoalblue team member is affiliated to one of our studios to ensure they feel part of a local community, as well as our global team. To support this model, we offer a financial contribution to home internet, home utilities, and home office equipment.

We also recognize the challenges hybrid working can bring for some – our physical studio spaces in London and Bristol in the United Kingdom, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco in the United States, and Melbourne in Australia are set up to serve three key purposes for any team member – collaborative working opportunities, quiet space for focused work and a place to connect with their colleagues.

Gathering in person and virtually is a fundamental tenet of Charcoalblue’s culture, and these moments are the glue that binds us together, forging personal and professional connections and sharing stories and knowledge. We build in regular team connection points throughout the year to collaborate on design and projects, learn from each other, and celebrate our successes. Our teams also meet to attend live events, visit sites, and enjoy holiday parties and other get-togethers locally and globally.

We actively encourage all team members to connect regularly, either in person or online, to ask questions, share expertise, innovate and play their part in supporting our growing global community.

Our People Team are on hand to help everyone develop their skills and grow with the company over time. We offer internal and external training opportunities, provide mentors and buddies for new joiners, support conference and trade show attendance, and coordinate venue study tours. This, alongside regular check-ins and developmental reviews with your line manager, enables our team to continually develop in line with career goals.

Our social responsibility work is led by The Blue Team which is made up of three core team members and a range of volunteers from across the company on a rotating basis. The Blue Team’s remit covers four key areas: Philanthropy, including sponsorship and industry volunteering; Outreach and Education, in collaboration with the People Team and Business Units; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and Environmental Impact. The Blue Team also supports our designers on best practice initiatives, including accessibility and sustainability within the built environment.

The Blue Team, People Team, and Design Team run a rolling combined calendar of forums and events throughout the year, covering topics from Racial Justice and Indigenous Design to Wellbeing and Outreach, as well as EDI-related training to promote inclusivity across all areas of the company.

Alongside this rich and varied employee experience, we offer comprehensive benefits packages to all global team members to ensure we can attract, retain and develop the best people within our industries. Our benefits range from our annual bonus, private health insurance, retirement savings plans, and life insurance cover. We also offer a monthly ticket allocation to live events to ensure our team members can track the latest technological and design innovations within our industries to help inform our growing body of work.

If this all resonates with you and you think you have something great to offer, please take a look at our current vacancies at the top of this page. If you don’t see a suitable vacancy advertised, feel free to submit an expression of interest to work with us here. All we ask is that you send us your resume with a short covering note as to why you think you’d be a great fit.

What’s it like to work at Charcoalblue?

Our people are really important to us! We expect our team members to give their best, and in exchange we work hard to ensure we offer a holistic and inclusive overall employee experience.

Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic Theatre Communications Group Carbon Literate Orginisation - Silver
John Owens is a Charcoalblue Partner responsible for our North American practice.

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Contact John

+1.212.645.0790