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 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.

Marketing Officer (12 month maternity cover)

Join a team that wins awards for delivering knockout marketing campaigns that are data-driven and digitally-led. As a Marketing Officer at Opera North, there’s a new challenge every day, so being flexible and collaborative is vital.

We’re looking for a positive and energetic individual who is passionate about marketing. You’ll be experienced at working on multi-channel campaigns, including writing attention-grabbing copy, creating the most engaging emails, targeting paid digital adverts at different customer groups, and communicating effectively with both current and potential audiences.

Salary: c. £ 23,000 – 25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Interviews to be held in Leeds or via Zoom: Wednesday 1 June 2022

Marketing Officer Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Marketing Assistant

Join a team that is collaborative, creative and always looking for the next and best new idea. As a Marketing Assistant at Opera North, there’s a new challenge every day so being flexible, collaborative, a listener, a contributor and a problem solver is vital. You’ll be keen to learn on the job, working across events and projects, working on multi-channel campaigns with a major focus on email marketing, as well as being extremely organised and offering administrative support to the team. The Marketing Team is at the heart of a thriving creative organisation that aims to deliver extraordinary experiences every day.

The successful candidate will be both creative and analytical with an aptitude for digital marketing that they are keen to develop in this role. Able to assess and continually improve campaigns in order to reach targets, and always focused on end-goals, the Marketing Assistant will work well on their own initiative and also as a contributory and supportive member of the wider Marketing and Communications team.

Salary: c. £ 18,000 – 19,000 per annum dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Interviews to be held in Leeds or via Zoom: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Marketing Assistant Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Education Tutor

Opera North is seeking a team of inspirational tutors to teach enthusiastic young musicians within our Young Musicians Studio on a Saturday morning in Leeds. Applications from experienced specialist tutors able to teach composition, improvisation and/or practical theory welcome.

Salary: £27,316 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 June 2022

Education Tutor Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Instrumental Tutor

Opera North is seeking a team of inspirational instrumental tutors to teach enthusiastic young musicians within our Young Musicians Studio on a Saturday morning in Leeds. Applications are welcomed from experienced specialist tutors able to lead ensembles and small group instrumental tuition on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuned percussion.

Salary: £27,316 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 June 2022

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Facilities Manager

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Facilities Manager.

The successful candidate will have proven facility management experience. They will lead on the development, implementation and management of Opera North’s newly renovated estate, reception services and FM functions. Predominantly responsible for managing all aspects of the Howard Opera Centre and Howard Assembly Room building, they will also be joining the company at an exciting time as it opens its own restaurant.

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000 dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: Sunday 12 June 2022
Interviews to be held: w/c 13 June 2022, first round by video

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Stage Dayman

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites, and entertains, Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Stage Dayman to join our highly talented team of technical and production staff. The purpose of the job will be to help build sets for Opera North productions, and carry out scene changes during rehearsals and performances, both in the studios and on tour. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively as part of the team, making sure that all activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and quality.

Essential requirements for the job include a proven track record of technical work for other theatre companies, experience of knots and rigging, teamwork and a positive attitude towards health and safety.

Salary: £24,954.80 per annum (Basic pay not including scheduled & voluntary overtime as required)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 5 June 2022
Interviews to be held in Leeds: Week commencing 13 June 2022

Stage Dayman Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Stage Wingman

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites, and entertains, Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Stage Wingman to join our highly- talented team of technical and production staff. The purpose of the job will be to help build sets for Opera North productions, and carry out scene changes during rehearsals and performances, both in the studios and on tour. The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to both Deputies and Head of Stage, work effectively as part of the team, making sure that all activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and quality.

Essential requirements for the job include a proven track record of technical work for other theatre companies, experience of knots and rigging, teamwork and a positive attitude towards health and safety.

Salary: £26,408.20 per annum (Basic pay not including scheduled & voluntary overtime as required)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 5 June 2022
Interviews to be held in Leeds: Week commencing 13 June 2022

Stage Wingman Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Production Electrician

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Electrician to join our highly- talented team of technical and production staff. The purpose of the job will be to help prepare, implement and operate performance related lighting, sound and AV equipment for Opera North productions both in Leeds and on tour. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively as part of the team, making sure that all activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and quality.

Essential requirements for the job include a proven track record of lighting work, team work and a positive attitude towards health and safety.

Salary: £24,954.96 per annum (excludes overtime)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 12 June 2022
Interviews to be held in Leeds: Week commencing 20 June 2022

Production Electrician Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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In Harmony EYFS/ KS1 Tutor

Opera North is seeking an EYFS/KS1 tutor to deliver a year-round programme of high quality and engaging group music tuition at the In Harmony Opera North partner schools. In Harmony Opera North has been running since 2013 in south Leeds and currently works in 6 primary schools and 1 secondary school with over 2,500 children and young people each week.

Applications are welcomed from musicians with a strong understanding of Kodály musical pedagogy and experience of working in a professional capacity delivering engaging musicianship sessions for Early Years and Key Stage One pupils.

Salary: £27,316 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th June

In Harmony EYFS/ KS1 Tutor Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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In Harmony Progression Strand Lead (Brass)

Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. In Harmony Opera North has been running since 2013 in south Leeds and currently works in 6 primary schools and 1 secondary school with over 2,500 children and young people each week. As we look forward to the next 10 years of In Harmony Opera North an opportunity has arisen for an experienced, well-motivated brass tutor to oversee progression activity in addition to delivering a year-round programme of high quality and engaging group instrumental brass tuition at the In Harmony Opera North partner schools.

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

Salary: £29,779 per annum
Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th June

In Harmony Progression Strand Lead Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

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Sustainability Champion

Opera North is seeking to appoint a Sustainability Champion to track, guide and support our work towards creating a sustainable opera season in autumn 2023.

This person would be:

  • Carbon Literate trained and have an understanding of carbon calculators
  • Have experience with environmental sustainability
  • Have an understanding of theatre production management

The role would involve:

  • Creating a Green Production Agreement that is then signed by everyone involved in the production
  • Ensuring all key members of the team have undertaken carbon literacy training
  • Collating the Materials Inventory according to the Green Book Baseline and Intermediate productions
  • Lead the post-show evaluation of the season against its Green Book target

It is recognised that the Sustainability Champion doesn’t own sustainability for the season as sustainability is a shared responsibility. But the Champion will ensure that everyone involved to take ownership of the role they play in contributing to a sustainable show. The Champion will not be made to feel like a policeman but will be there to support all the Opera North teams in achieving the sustainability aims.

The Sustainability Champion will contribute and support, help think through problems and brainstorm solutions, point team members to advice, and act as a conduit in making sure the team acts as a unit on sustainability matters.

Timeframe
The season will open in Leeds in September 2023 before touring to Newcastle, Salford, Nottingham Hull. The production process is now underway and we are seeking a Sustainability Champion to be appointed as soon as possible at the very beginning of the design process.

Expressions of Interest
Opera North is seeking expressions of interest from freelancers to become our Sustainability Champion for the season.  Scope of hours and contact time will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on their preferred approach to the task.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further please contact Opera North’s General Director, Richard Mantle at richard.mantle@operanorth.co.uk.

Sustainability Champion Tender | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Guidance Notes

 

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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