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.

Youth Company Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a Youth Company Manager to collaborate with colleagues across Opera North to manage a portfolio of vocal training opportunities for young people within the Opera North Young Performers Programme; the core focus being the Opera North Children’s Chorus, Opera North Young Voices and the Opera North Youth Chorus.

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in a professional role in arts administration, professional experience or training in classical music and experience of working with young people.

Salary: £26,401 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 5 July 2021
Interviews: Monday 12 July 2021 (via Zoom)

Youth Company Manager 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.

Head of Instrumental Learning

An opportunity has arisen for a Head of Instrumental Learning to collaborate with colleagues across Opera North to deliver a portfolio of inspiring instrumental training opportunities for young people: the award winning In Harmony programme; the developing Pathways Programme for talented young musicians; and a strand of orchestral training activity.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working professionally as an orchestral player or classical performer, substantial professional experience working professionally as an instrumental tutor and demonstrable experience of leading a team and inspiring others.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 5 July 2021
Interviews: Monday 12 July (in-person school visit) followed by Zoom interview on 13/14 July.

Head of Instrumental Learning 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.

Instrumental Tutors (Violin, Viola, Cello and Trumpet)

Several opportunities have arisen for experienced, well-motivated Instrumental Tutors (Violin, Viola, Cello and Trumpet) to join our ambitious and creative team delivering a year-round programme of high quality and engaging instrumental and ensemble tuition within Opera North’s celebrated In Harmony programme. Working with pupils from KS1 – KS4, the appointed instrumental tutors will lead small group instrumental lessons, co-lead ensembles and have the opportunity to develop their skills in more specialist areas, such as SEND and Early Years provision.

The successful candidates will have solid classical music training and be able to demonstrate experience of working professionally delivering engaging and high-quality instrumental and ensemble tuition with children and young people.

Salary: £26,520 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Wednesday 7 July, 2021
Interviews:
Violin – Monday 19 July 2021
Cello – Tuesday 20 July 2021
Trumpet – Wednesday 21 July 2021
Viola – Thursday 22 July 2021

Instrumental Tutor (Violin) Job Description | Instrumental Tutor (Viola)Job Description
Instrumental Tutor (Cello) Job Description | Instrumental Tutor (Trumpet) 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.

Orchestra Manager

We are seeking an exceptional individual to contribute to the continued development and success of the Orchestra of Opera North. Reporting to the Director of Orchestra & Chorus, the successful candidate will be a strong manager who plays a key role ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of rehearsals, concerts, tours and recording sessions in the UK and overseas.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong organisational skills and the ability to thrive under pressure to support and develop one of the great musical institutions in the country.

Salary: £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 12 July 2021
Interviews: Monday 19 July 2021 (via Zoom)

Orchestra Manager 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.

Youth Pastoral Coordinator

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, well-motivated Youth Pastoral Coordinator to work full time within Opera North to provide pastoral and administrative support for children and young people, aged 4-19, participating in Opera North Education and main stage activities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience of working with young people of all ages in an Arts or Education setting and be able to demonstrate excellent administration skills with a strong attention to detail.

Salary: £22,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Wednesday 14 July 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Youth Pastoral Coordinator 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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