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.

Howard Assembly Room Technical Apprentice

Opera North is looking for a Technical Apprentice to Join the Howard Assembly Room technical team. The Howard Assembly Room (HAR) technical apprenticeship comes at an exciting time for the venue which reopens in September 2021 following an £18 million refurbishment of the Opera North estate.

The successful candidate will assist the HAR technical team in ensuring projects and events are delivered to a high standard, and will be trained in sound, video and lighting for live events. Previous experience of working in a live arts venue is not required, however it would be advantageous to have completed a course of study in a related field, such as technical theatre or music technology.

Whilst working as part of the HAR technical team, the HAR technical apprentice will also be working towards completing the Creative Venue Technician apprenticeship standard, supported by the National College Creative Industries. Through a combination of off-the-job training, on-the-job work and completion of written work, the HAR technical apprentice will learn how to become a versatile and multi skilled technician.

Salary: £19,760 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 24 May 2021
Interviews: in Leeds (or remotely, depending on Covid-19 restrictions) Friday 4 June 2021

Technical Apprentice Job Description

For an application pack, visit findapprecenticeship.service.gov.uk

Education Drama Coach

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, well-motivated drama coach to provide specialist support to the Opera North Education team in its delivery of a year-round programme of high quality and engaging arts activity for people of all ages.

The successful candidate will have a professional training in dramatic arts and stagecraft and be able to demonstrate experience of working professionally, delivering engaging and high-quality group dramatic group work to people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £28,912 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: 10am, Tuesday 1 June 2021
Interviews: June 2021

Education Drama Coach Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

In Harmony Opera North Accompanist

Opera North is seeking a well-motivated pianist to work full time alongside the In Harmony Opera North team to support the delivery of choral activity.

The successful candidate will have a solid classical music training and be able to demonstrate a high level of musical skill, technical proficiency on the piano and music literacy. This post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £22,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Tuesday 1 June 2021
Interviews: June 2021

In Harmony Opera North Accompanist Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

In Harmony Choral Leader

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, well-motivated choral specialist to lead on the delivery of a year-round programme of high quality and engaging choral tuition within Opera North’s celebrated In Harmony programme. The appointed Choral Leader will deliver choral sessions for pupils from years 1 to 6, alongside developing the choral curriculum in collaboration with our instrumental team.

The successful candidate will have a solid classical music training and be able to demonstrate experience of working professionally delivering engaging and high-quality group vocal work with children and young people. This post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £28,912 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Tuesday 1 June 2021
Interviews: June 2021

In Harmony Choral Leader Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

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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