Mayflower Theatre is looking to recruit, on a casual basis, enthusiastic, professional individuals who want to work in our award winning restaurant, Ovation.  Successful candidates will be serving food and beverages for lunches and dinners, as well as serving afternoon teas; enhancing our customer’s theatre experience. There may also be the opportunity to work at corporate hospitality functions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have availability to work lunch times on Thursdays and Saturdays (11.30am to 2.30pm), evenings Monday – Saturday (4.30pm to 9.30pm), occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays and throughout other holidays. There may be occasional late hours to cover post-show events.
  • Have experience of waiting and serving in a restaurant environment.
  • Have excellent customer service skills and good knowledge of food and drink hygiene practice.
  • Have a friendly, cheerful personality, excellent communication skills and ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Be 18 or over, due to licencing restrictions.

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent hourly rate - £8.69
  • Shared gratuities paid every four weeks
  • Average 3 to 4 shifts per week, dependant on business needs; flexibility is essential.
  • Uniform shirt/blouse and waistcoat provided
  • Full training in service standards
  • Staff discount on theatre tickets

How to apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to or post to:

HR Department, Mayflower Theatre, Empire Lane, Southampton, SO15 1AP.

Closing date:  20th February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a short telephone interview, to confirm availability, prior to being invited for a work trial and formal interview.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will be unable to contact every candidate individually. Successful candidates will be contacted within four weeks. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Mayflower Theatre is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process for all candidates, therefore if you have any additional requirements to complete your application form please contact the HR Team at or on 02380 711800 (ext. 0). We are able to offer application forms and other documentation in large text and dyslexia friendly text. We are also able to offer telephone interviews.


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.



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