Working at Depot

 Here at Depot we strive to create a working environment free of bullying, harassment and discrimination – an environment where all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, where individual differences are recognised and valued. And it’s an ongoing process – we continue to challenge, review and learn every day.  

Our core aims are: accessibility for all, environmental and social sustainability. Find out more.

We work hard to look after our most precious assets – our people! We offer lots of employee benefits like a great holiday entitlement, a contributory pension scheme, we pay the Lewes Living Wage at minimum (£12.00 per hour), Medicash scheme, free films and great staff food discounts.

Join the team

We have a huge variety of job roles, both full and part time, from Technicians, Box Office roles, Chefs, Kitchen Porters, Bar and Cafe roles and many more (28 different roles to be precise). We offer training and development opportunities wherever possible and are always open to new ideas. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. For full details on how we process your data when you apply please see our privacy policy

If you have not worked in a cultural organisation before, or are from a background that is underrepresented in the cultural sector (e.g you have experienced racism, or come from a low income family, or live with a disability) we can help support you in your application and answer any questions you may have – just let us know.

To chat about jobs, inclusivity or the support we can provide for you, please contact Petra via [email protected]

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at Depot is a great opportunity to be part of the community, develop new skills, gain some experience and meet new people. We are looking for new volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 3 x 4 hour shifts per month and are available on some weekends.

If you are interested in taking part in the usher volunteer programme, or would like to find out more, please email Sara: [email protected]Please include details about why you are interested in volunteering, how often you would like to volunteer and if you have any particular requirements that we need to be aware of. Sara will then arrange for a meeting to assess your suitability to the role.

Our Values

Open

We aim to always be open to new ideas, to pushing boundaries, to creative thinking.

We strive to be open to conversations, to finding solutions and to making changes.

We try our hardest to be open to everyone and we want to embrace individual thought and diversity; knowing the benefits that being inclusive brings.

Responsible

We care about our community, about social and environmental sustainability.

We work hard to take responsibility for our carbon footprint, for the impact we make and for sharing our knowledge widely.

We work professionally and responsibly, do things properly and to a high standard, together making Depot the best it can be.

People

We strive to put people first, to treat everyone with kindness and without discrimination.

We place importance on supporting each other, on building strong relationships and on celebrating our successes.

We work hard to create opportunities, to be inclusive and welcoming.

Work experience

Depot is committed to inspiring young people in our community and we support local schools and charities with various careers related events.

Our work experience offer is changing for 2024.

We are now offering a week’s work experience, throughout the year, in our Restaurant and Kitchen, for students who are interested in a hospitality / catering career path. To apply, please contact Petra via email [email protected].

We are also offering a week’s work experience for four Priory School students, who are passionate about a career in film or media, to gain experience in all aspects of running a cinema. These placements have now been filled for 2024. Please contact Petra via email [email protected] if you wish to go on the waiting list should a space become available.

We also offer work experience placements via local charities, such as The Launchpad Collective TLC, who work to support refugees into employment.

For work experience enquiries please contact Petra at [email protected].