Working at Depot

Depot is an independent community cinema, café-restaurant and bar with education facilities. We aspire to create a venue that serves as a focal point for the local community, not only through film but through a wider range of art forms. The skills and passion of our people play a vital role in helping us to achieve our aims.

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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.

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Current vacancies


Commis Chef – £9.00 ph + tips 

We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic junior level chefs to join our fantastic kitchen team. Our menu is seasonal and we use the best local ingredients. 

The right candidates will be passionate about cooking with fresh produce, have great communications skills, a good eye for quality and work hard to keep the kitchen running smoothly. 

We really look after our staff at Depot and offer great rates of pay, excellent work life balance and many benefits such as free cinema tickets, staff discounts, a company pension, great holiday entitlement, reduced fee gym membership etc. We are located in the center of Lewes by the train station. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] as soon as possible. 



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.

To volunteer as an usher you will need to have great interpersonal skills as the role is customer facing, the ability to adapt to a frequently changing working environment (both busy and quiet periods) and be able to work swiftly between screenings to keep the screens clear of rubbish, which can be physically demanding.

If you are interested in taking part in the usher volunteer programme, or would like to find out more, please email Emma: [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. Emma will then arrange for a trial shift to assess your suitability to the role.