OVO has no permanent acting company or creative team. Instead we maintain a network of around 50 associates who are involved in our work on a production by production basis.

Anyone can become an associate, but the selection process is rigorous, and the standard is high. We have a number of associates who have been involved in almost all our work to date; however, we are keen to attract new blood, and at least a quarter of the company for each OVO production to date has comprised OVO first timers.

Acting for OVO

Our approach is simple – we look for people who share our values and cast the best person for the part. Prospective acting associates will be asked to audition. Auditions are held regularly throughout the year.

If you are interested in acting for OVO click here.

OVO Creative Team

We have a wide range of opportunities in creative and production roles. These include production management, stage management, lighting, sound, film, music, set, costume and properties. All prospective members of the creative team will be asked to participate in an interview with the production’s Director and Designer.

If you are interested in joining our creative team click here.

VACANCY – Technical Manager

OVO @ The Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans is looking for a Technical Manager, approximately 20 hours per month, flexible hours, £10 per hour, to start immediately.

This is a freelance consultancy position which requires a good knowledge of and experience in technical theatre operations as well as good interpersonal and communication skills.

Key Duties

To plan and manage all aspects of the theatre’s technical operation in conjunction with the Venue Manager.

To liaise with visiting companies and freelance technical operators to ensure the technical needs of all shows and events are met and to ensure a consistently high standard of technical support is provided, including LX, Sound and Projection as required. There will also be opportunities to operate and design.

To be responsible for the efficient, safe and economical use of resources and technical personnel and to ensure compliance with current legislation and industry standards.

To maintain health and safety, risk assessment and fire safety documentation.

To undertake technical and general facilities maintenance as required.

For further details please email Liz Widdowson.