Arts at the Old Fire Station is an arts centre in Oxford with a Theatre, Gallery, Shop and Studios.  As well as running a lively programme of visual arts and performance, we share our building with the homelessness charity Crisis, which means we’re uniquely placed to be able to include people facing tough times in everything we do – as audience, volunteers, artists, staff and trustees.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are keen to represent Oxford’s diverse community, and are committed to meeting access requirements.

Lead Theatre Designer: Hidden Spire Project


We are looking to recruit a freelance Designer to lead the design of Hidden Spire 2020 – a collaborative theatre production run by Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS) and the homeless charity Crisis, which brings professional artists and people with experience of homelessness together to create a theatre production.

Click here to download the job description.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the role of Lead Theatre Designer at the Old Fire Station, please send us the following:

  • Your CV, including any examples of previous work
  • Covering letter, explaining your interest in the role
  • The names of two referees

Please fill in the Demographics Form online here. Please note this will be completely separate from your application and should be filled in anonymously.

Deadline for applications: 10am 30 March 2020
Interviews will be held on 8 April

Volunteer with Us

We are looking for people to join our lovely friendly team of Front of House volunteers. This role involves welcoming members of the audience on show nights, so is mainly evenings. You get to watch the shows too! Interested? Then drop an email to

Work experience

Arts at the Old Fire Station runs training and volunteer opportunities for homeless and vulnerably housed people. Unfortunately we do not have capacity to support school or college work experience as well.