Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and a leading European arts organisation. Acclaimed for its imaginative programming and innovative productions on the main stage, Opera North also programmes its own venue, the Howard Assembly Room, with an enormous diversity of activity.

Opera North is committed to the Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices. We are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status and actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who are currently underrepresented in the workforce. To support this commitment and to help us develop our policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form.

We regret that we cannot contact applicants individually about their applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the job closing, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Principal Horn (4th)

Committed to producing high-quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Principal Horn (4th, sitting 2nd as required). Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £34,883.38 per annum
Deadline for applications: Midday, Thursday 2 January 2020
Audition dates: 30 January | 31 January | 10 February | 12 February 2020
Auditions info: The audition will consist of two rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and proof of the right to work.

Application documents:
Application Form | EDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to Alexa Butterworth, Acting Assistant Orchestra Manager at alexa.butterworth@operanorth.co.uk, and complete a diversity (EDI) monitoring form.

Section Principal Double Bass

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Section Principal Double Bass. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,331.21 per annum
Deadline for applications: Midday, Thursday 2 January 2020
Audition dates: 24 January | 25 January | 17 February 2020
Auditions info: The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and proof of the right to work.

Section Principal Job Description

Application documents:
Application Form | EDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to Alexa Butterworth, Acting Assistant Orchestra Manager at alexa.butterworth@operanorth.co.uk, and complete a diversity (EDI) monitoring form.

Section Principal Trumpet

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Section Principal Trumpet. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,331.21 per annum
Deadline for applications: Midday, Thursday 2 January 2020
Audition dates: 13 January | 18 January | 24 January | 27 January 2020
Auditions info:The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and proof of the right to work.

Section Principal Job Description

Application documents:
Application Form | EDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to Alexa Butterworth, Acting Assistant Orchestra Manager at alexa.butterworth@operanorth.co.uk, and complete a diversity (EDI) monitoring form.

Disability Confident Committed

As users of the disability confident scheme, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy will be offered an interview.

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