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Mission Statement

Bringing creative thinking and theatrical innovation to the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Openings

We do not have any job openings at this time. Please continue to check back! As always, you can submit an expression of interest to work with us here. All we ask is that you send us your CV with a short covering note as to why you think you’d be a great fit.

Who are our people?

Our team members hail from a huge variety of backgrounds and there is no right or ‘standard’ way to become a Charcoalblue team member. Collectively we have hugely varied backgrounds, qualifications and lived experience. Most come from backgrounds in technical theatre, set design, architecture, film, engineering, live events, administration, finance, sound engineering, technical support, operations, project management, user experience (UX), IT, marketing and business development but ultimately, striving to be as diverse and inclusive as we can, we are interested in connecting with people with a passion to work in this industry and a desire to collaborate and innovate.

So whether you recognize yourself on this list – or not – and you think you have something great to offer, scroll up to search our current vacancies.

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 CV 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.

We work within a distributed working model meaning most people work from home on a flexible basis, wherever in the world they are located. Every team member is affiliated to one of our studios to ensure they feel part of their local workplace community. As we operate across five global time zones, flexible working is key to our success – and not least, to our team members, who arrange their working hours around their other life commitments. We offer a financial contribution to home internet and office equipment plus some help towards home utilities – we don’t want you to have to pay to work from your home!

We also recognize the challenges distributed working can bring for some – so our physical studio spaces (London, Bristol, New York, Chicago and Melbourne) are set up to serve three key purposes – collaborative working with teammates, quiet desk space for focused work and social space.

Social activity is a fundamental tenet of Charocalblue’s culture – the time we spend together is key to us forging personal and professional connections and to share stories. The entire global team gets together in person at least once a year to enjoy social time, share design and operational expertise and successes and most importantly, to celebrate our incredible projects! Our studio teams meet much more often - theatre trips, site visits, holiday parties and other local get-togethers are commonplace and are the glue that binds us together, locally and globally.

We operate a ‘camera on’ culture for all our internal meetings – particularly important as we continue to hire in a distributed working model. We actively encourage all team members to connect regularly, ask questions, share expertise and play their part in supporting our growing global community.

Our regular discipline specific forums and meetings are designed to enable team members to share ideas, work on projects collaboratively and ask questions.

Learning and Development plays a vital function at Charcoalblue – our specialist team are on hand to help you to develop your skills to become a subject matter expert or perhaps seek a different progression route through the company over time. We offer internal and external training opportunities, online and in-person, including conference attendance, study tours and other events. All new joiners are allocated a mentor. This, alongside regular check-ins with your line manager and a comprehensive annual review will enable you to keep developing in line with your career goals.

Our social responsibility is led by The Blue Team since 2018 and is made up of representatives from across our jurisdictions and from various roles within Charcoalblue. Membership to the Blue Team is on a voluntary and rotational basis with specific time allocated to team members participating. The Blue Team’s focus is on leading forum and company strategy thinking around diversity, accessibility and our environmental impact. This feeds into our wider working practices, design approach and externally through sponsorship and industry volunteering and outreach opportunities.

In 2020, Racial Justice Forums were created to provide space for our individual team members and the company to prioritize ways to incorporate change. These forums also have companywide representation on a rolling basis.

Previous and ongoing partnerships between the Blue Team and our HR and Training & Development teams have led to recruitment reviews and global training opportunities, including unconscious bias and gender diversity.

Last but not least, we offer comprehensive benefits packages to our team members to ensure we can attract – and retain – an engaged and focused team! Our benefits range from our annual bonus scheme, health insurance, retirement savings schemes across our jurisdictions and life assurance cover, right through to tickets for theatre and live events which ensure our team members can track the latest technological and design innovations to help inform our design work.

Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

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

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