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.

We create music and opera for everyone, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and sections of the community. Opera North is committed to Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices and we are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status. We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Opera North and 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.

If you need any help applying to a job, including any adjustments to the application process, and if you’re applying under the Disability Confident Committed Scheme, please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk

We do not use agencies to fill our positions, no agencies please.

If not otherwise stated, all deadlines are at 23.59pm.

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 2nd Trumpet

The Orchestra of Opera North holds a unique place amongst British orchestras. Universally praised by audiences and critics alike, the orchestra is the only ensemble in the country to have a year-round dual role in the opera house and concert hall.

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 2nd Trumpet.

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 June 2024

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Box Office Manager

We are looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Box Office Manager.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills, with a proven history of success in a Box Office management role. You’ll be customer focused, target driven, able to motivate a team to deliver strong results and have a passion for delivering the highest standard of customer service. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Sales you’ll manage the Box Office team and play a pivotal role in our ticketing relationships across all venues.

Salary: £30,000 – £33,000 per annum, based on experience.
Deadline for applications: 11:59pm, Sunday 30 June 2024
Interviews to be held in: Howard Opera Centre, Leeds

Box Office Manager Job Pack | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Instrumental Tutor (Double Bass)

Opera North is seeking an inspirational double bass tutor to teach enthusiastic young musicians within our Young Musicians Studio on a Saturday morning in Leeds. Applications from an experienced specialist tutor able to lead ensembles and small group instrumental tuition are welcomed.

Salary: £30,133 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Friday 21 June 2024

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Instrumental Tutor (Double Bass) Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Assistant Company Manager

Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Assistant Company Manager and Music Department Coordinator.

This role will be a pivotal link between Company Office and the Music Department. You will provide administrative support for the Company Manager, as well as liaise with the Head of and Assistant Head of Music with regards to scheduling and administrative tasks.

We are seeking somebody with recent experience of working in a live theatre, events or music environment. Stage Management or Company Management experience is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will have proven administrative experience. You will have excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills, with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise under pressure. You need to be personable, have an openness to working unsociable hours and have a positive attitude with a sense of humour.

Salary: £27,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Wednesday 19 June 2024
Interviews to be held in: Howard Opera Centre, 8 Harrison Street, Leeds, LS1 6PA

Assistant Company Manager Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Kitchen Porter

Kino is looking to hire a Kitchen Porter to assist in the running of the Kino kitchen.

The successful candidate will have some experience as a kitchen porter. They will take a lead on washing all the plates and equipment the kitchen may use, keeping on top of changing the bins and taking charge of the cleanliness of the kitchen and kitchen porter station.

They will also be asked to take on some light prep work should the kitchen staff need it.

Salary: £12 per hour
Working hours: Tuesday – Saturday, circa 30 hours a week
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 1 July 2024
Interviews to be held in: Kino, 34 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Kitchen Porter Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Instrumental Tutor (Lower Strings)

Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of In Harmony Instrumental Tutor (Lower Strings).

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 instrumental tuition to children and young people. The post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £30,133 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 1 July 2024
Interviews to be held in: Windmill Primary School, Windmill Road, Leeds LS10 3HQ (week commencing Monday 15 July 2024)

Instrumental Tutor (Lower Strings) Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Instrumental Tutor (Violin)

Opera North is seeking an inspirational Violin tutor to teach enthusiastic young musicians within our Young Musicians Studio on a Saturday morning in Leeds. Applications from an experienced specialist tutor able to lead ensembles and small group instrumental tuition are welcomed.

Salary: £30,133 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 9 July 2024

Instrumental Tutor (Violin) Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Accompanist

An opportunity has arisen within the Learning & Engagement team for a fulltime Accompanist to support the delivery of In Harmony Opera North and the Young Musicians Studio.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable high level of musical skill and technical proficiency on the piano as well as an ability to work effectively with people from a range of backgrounds and professional contexts. This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Salary: £25,240 per annum
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 9 July 2024

Accompanist Job Pack| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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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.

Supporting Parents & Carers

 

Partner organisation of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts.

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